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26 inch barrel for a 300 wsm ?

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Unread 12-28-2006, 07:08 PM
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26 inch barrel for a 300 wsm ?

thinking of upgrading my 300wsm's barrel to a better quality barrel, but was wondering if i should go with a 26 inch tube instead of just replacing the 24 incher ??

is there any benefit to the 2 inches longer in the 300 wsm ?

i have 2 and the factory wsm shoots great, but this one is a custom job bling bling, and is not going to be a carried far so i was thinking of going to a heavier profile, and longer.

yeah/nay ??
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Unread 12-28-2006, 07:18 PM
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Re: 26 inch barrel for a 300 wsm ?

Advantage is about 50-75 fps and more accuracy, easier cleaning.

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Unread 12-29-2006, 09:37 AM
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Re: 26 inch barrel for a 300 wsm ?

I went 27" on my 300 saum and it wouldnt really bother me if it was another inch longer.
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