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I'm looking at a 20 inch tube because there are almost no barrel vibrations

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    Re: Barrel Length

    If you are looking at a short barrel consider the 300 wsm which will shoot virtually equal to the 308 norma in a short barrel. I would also bring it out to 24". The 300 wsm is overall a better choice with your specs for several reasons. With the super high BC 208 Amax you would have a tack driver.
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    Re: Barrel Length

    So how long of a barrel would you guys recommend?
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    Re: Barrel Length

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    I would go at least 26" on the length if not longer

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    + one on the 26" tube

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    Re: Barrel Length

    Personally my choice would be 28" if you want to shoot 190s and heavier, if you use a 20" you may as well have a 30-06. Shilen would be my last pick, broughton, bartlien, benchmark, and lilja are far superior.
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    Re: Barrel Length

    If you want SHORT it would have to be 21 3/4".
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    Re: Barrel Length

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    I'm looking at a 20 inch tube because there are almost no barrel vibrations and it would be easy to carry around on a hunt and Shilen because its been recommended to me by a lot of people.
    Go with a sendero taper, or maybe as light as the #5 or #6 Lilja contour and you'll be a lot happier in the end. Also go with at least 26-28" so as to maximize velocity without pushing pressures.

    Also I'd say go with a 1:9 or 1:9.5 twist so you can shoot the heavier VLD's. You'll need a little tighter twist with the .300 NM than you would with a 300 Rum or 30/378 to stabilize the longer/heavier VLD's since your velocities will be a bit lower. Remember spin or RPM is a function of both twist rate and velocity.

    As for barrels, I'd recommend Lilja, Benchmark, and Krieger over Shilen and certainly over Douglas. I've known of a lot of people that ended up terribly disappointed in Douglas barrels.
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