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Old 05-12-2008, 09:58 PM
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Tyler,

You will gain velocity with 32" but not much for the added length weight and cost. 1000 to 1200 rounds is what most guys are running of "premium accuracy" life, they will go about double that or more and still shoot under 1 moa.
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Old 05-12-2008, 10:06 PM
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This is a build dad is paying for as a graduation/good ACT score present. I won't be paying the extra cost, and weight won't matter, I only plan on shooting it from prone.

Is 32" still not worth it?
What do you suggest?
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Old 05-12-2008, 10:43 PM
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Tyler,

The two Edges I built for my brother and I both have 32" broughtons. It looks like we get about 50-70fps over what Shawn gets with the same load in the 30" barrels. I will say that we have hit close to 3000fps with the 300gr bullet and still have no pressure and accuracy is awesome. We have backed them down to using the standard edge load to right at 2920fps. No sense in stressing things.

We are also waiting on the arrival of the new bergers. I did try some 265 aluminum tipped bullets in my rifle last weekend. Accuracy and velocity were quite impressive. I was pushing them at 3100fps with a few more grains of H1000 than we are now. I only had 10 bullets, so I didn't do alot of load work. Pretty sure I could push them a little faster, but not sure.

Our rifles balance out ok, but they are long. We used the Manners carbon fiber T-2 stocks, so most of the weight is in the butt. Recoil is probably comparable to a 270 sporter rifle, maybe a little less. Not bad at all. Our rifles weight 13.5lbs ready to rock.

I don't think you will be disappointed with a 30" vs a 32" barrel. Gamedog has pretty good luck with his 28" barrel.
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Tyler here is a picture of my 338 Laupa with a 30" ABS barrel and a 5.5X22X50 NXS all up wieghs 11.6 pounds


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Old 05-12-2008, 11:00 PM
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I was especially wondering about the special Broughton rifling, they claim an increase in velocity. It doesn't really matter I guess, 50 fps won't make any real difference.

With the 32" barrel is there any hope of an offhand shot? Say with your elbow tucked in? Wondering how muzzle heavy it would be. Do you have a brake on your guns?
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Old 05-12-2008, 11:08 PM
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Tyler the ABS barrel on my rifle is a Rock Creek barrel with the 5R rifling carbgon wraped by ABS and the Broughton barrel has the 5C Rifling. The 5R and 5C are bassicaly the same with with the Rock Creek barrel being a cut rifled barrel and the Broughton a bottoned rifled barrel
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Tyler,

I've seen an increase of about 30-40 fps in the Edge with a Broughton barrel of the same length. Ultimately when it gets down to it 30 or 32, get what you want you will be happy either way.
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