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Old 01-24-2009, 08:51 PM
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Long range with a sporter barrel ?

Is it possible to shoot 500+ yards with a .650 barrel ? My .300 Win Mag, shoots great with it's stock .655" barrel, best group being a 0.66" 3 shot group, with a warm barrel. Just wondering if it can be accurate further out, or if I do need to replace the barrel. Been talking to Ed Harren about doing a rebarrel to a #6 contour 26" Shilen. Just hate to change it while it is shooting so good.
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Old 01-24-2009, 09:01 PM
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Re: Long range with a sporter barrel ?

Skinny barrels can be just as accurate as fat ones. Especially for hunting, where the barrel can cool completely between shots. I wouldn't swap it out just because it's thin. If it's shooting well, keep using it until it dies.

I have a sporter weight 7mm RM that is scary accurate.

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Old 01-24-2009, 09:23 PM
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Re: Long range with a sporter barrel ?

I just ordered some 208gr A-Max's for this thing. It loves the 200gr Gamekings, and 180gr Interlocks.
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Old 01-24-2009, 09:47 PM
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Re: Long range with a sporter barrel ?

Your barrel can certainly shoot accurately out to 1k. One of my rifles has a 24" #4 douglas taper barrel. It is .655 at the muzzle and it shoots very well beyond 500....http://www.longrangehunting.com/foru...y-280-a-32771/
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Old 01-24-2009, 09:53 PM
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Re: Long range with a sporter barrel ?

Here is my Ruger .300 in a Hogue stock




The .300 and .338 Win Mag twins.

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Re: Long range with a sporter barrel ?

I see nothing wrong with using your rifle for a long shot. Your first shot is what counts. Your not shooting a long string of shots. A heavy rifle will set still better than a light one; but if your steady on the shot it's GTG.
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Re: Long range with a sporter barrel ?

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Is it possible to shoot 500+ yards with a .650 barrel ? My .300 Win Mag, shoots great with it's stock .655" barrel, best group being a 0.66" 3 shot group, with a warm barrel. Just wondering if it can be accurate further out, or if I do need to replace the barrel. Been talking to Ed Harren about doing a rebarrel to a #6 contour 26" Shilen. Just hate to change it while it is shooting so good.

Yes, very possible!
Have you tried shooting 2-shot groups with it @ 500 + yards on steel yet?
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