I`ve got a few rifles I dont use much and would like to use all the stuff I have and get by without buying as much as I can.
I have the CDL/SS 300 RUM that the bbl is on its last legs I can use for the action,and a Jewel trigger on a 204 that I can swap for the Shilen on the RUM,and an 8-25 LRT for a scope.
all I think I will need to get is a stock,which I have not even started looking for yet,and put the CDL on a 25-06 I have.
after I get a stock,I think I would have everything for the build except some better mounts.I got some inch Jewel rings on a 36XBR but the LRT is 30mm.
any sugestions for a good stock,the gun will be fired prone with bi-pod and from bags in various permanant shooting houses.after the thing is put together I am planning on getting the whole thing,scope and all camoed in some kinda dead grass pattern.
the jokes on you,your the friend of a fool
We can build a lighter weight sporter, no problem at all. Thing to keep in mind is that these rounds produce a high degree of barrel stress when you drive a bullet of this weight and length to these velocities in a fast twist barrel.
As such, there is nothing wrong with a shorter length barrel. Even in a 27" pipe they work very well, of course there will be a big of velocity lose but if portability is more important then 75 to 100 fps at most, then why not.
One example is with my two 7mm AMs, one is a 9.5 lb lightweight with 27" #3 Lilja barrel, the other is a 15.5 lb semi heavy rifle with a 30" Rock barrel.
The 27" barrel will top out around 3200 fps with the 200 gr ULD RBBT, I load to 3150 just to be comfortable. The 30" barrel will do 3350 fps pretty easily but again I load a bit off max at just shy of 3300 fps.
I have never felt lacking with the shorter barreled rifle and used it to take 6 head of big game past 650 yards last year in 7 shots.
Barrel length is nice on an open country rifle, for a more general purpose rifle, there is nothing at all wrong with a 27-28" pipe with any of my conventional sized Allen Magnums.
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