KRG Bravo

DMP

Mike
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KRG advises using only a varmint contour in the Bravo. Has anyone put a M24 barrel in one? Any problems?
 

LeftyJason

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I think it'll take a 1.25. The problem from what I've heard is that the balance goes too far forward.

Copied from Bravo page.
Barrel contours accepted: 1.25" for 4" in front of action face, then 1.20" straight to end of forend. A 1.25" straight cylinder barrel will fit but we feel that the clearance is too minimal. We recommend using no larger than a varmint contour to keep proper balance.
 

MinnesotaMulisha

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I had an MTU barrel in my bravo, and yes, it was front heavy.

I didn't keep it long and sold it to replace it with an ACC
 

JC0352

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Which Varmint contour are they referring? Heavy Varmint?

For reference, I’ve got a Bartlein 24” Remington Varmint with plenty room. Barrel isn’t heavy enough to balance on a game changer.
 

Northernjets

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I think it'll take a 1.25. The problem from what I've heard is that the balance goes too far forward.

Copied from Bravo page.
Barrel contours accepted: 1.25" for 4" in front of action face, then 1.20" straight to end of forend. A 1.25" straight cylinder barrel will fit but we feel that the clearance is too minimal. We recommend using no larger than a varmint contour to keep proper balance.
Pretty much this. I have a 26" Savage prefit barrel that's a straight taper down to .840" at the muzzle. Balance point is about mid point of the second M-lok slot from the baricade stop. My former Tikkas, 24" factory varmint balanced at the baricade stop and the 20" CTR was a bit rear heavy, balancing right in from of the mag. This is all with a spigot and Atlas CAL/PSR on the front. As pointed out by Lefty as well, KRG offers weighted accessories now to balance out the rifle as required.
 

chevy_man

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My plan was bags of lead shot in the back to offset a MTU profile.

Looks like I can stuff some behind the butt, some in where the bag rider covers, and some in the grip. Should be able to get a few lbs to offset an 8lb barrel.
 

7mmMato

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Ive got a MTU contour on mine. I stuffed about 2 lbs of lead shot in the back end. It now balances pretty well though it is a heavy bitch now.
 

SonicBurlap

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Decided to go with the Proof Research carbon fiber Sendero instead of the steel M24, saving exactly 3 lbs. off the front end.
 

Bear9350

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I have an MTU profile right now. It balances pretty well. Next will be a M24 and trying to find places to stuff as much weight to increase weight and still balance.