Originally Posted by B23
Was just looking on Broughton's site and they make a 1-13 5C That just may be what I'm looking for.
What do you all think for length? I can't decide between 24 and 26.
think of it this way:
the case capacity of a 250 Savage is about ideal for 23" of length. But a 24" barrel is far more common. A 26" barrel will work just fine, but the powder will be burnt long before the bullet leaves the barrel. You just do not need it. But the greater factor is not barrel length, but harmonics of the shockwave traveling the barrel. We often go with heavier barrels to counter act this, and it helps to a certain extent. (that's why bench rest shooters often use 1.25" profiles 21.75" long). A typical #7 contour barrel will be 2.75 times more ridgid at 21" than it will be at 26"
(per Dan Lilja). A 24" number 7 will priobably be around 30% stiffer; thus helping to reduce bad harmonics (a major factor in accuracey). If it were me, I'd order in a strait 1" tube 24" long. This should give you an even better figure than the normal #7 contour plus gain the rigidity of the the heavier profile.