Re: 30\" Barrel for a .300 Wby, pro\'s and cons?
Talked to some people at Sierra and Berger and decided to heed the good word and go with the 1-11" twist lilja. still holding off till Jan. so i can have my reamer made around the 210 Sierra's and 210 Bergers. My OAL will be closer to 3.65" so i can keep a functional magazine, but i want to have the bullets here so i can see how far in i will have them stuffed at that length and decide for sure if i want to go that route. the idea is to have a walking around rifle capable of shooting 1K yds and be comfortable to shoot in a 10-12lb rifle without a muzzlebrake(i hunt without hearing protection and find a brake to be just too uncomfortable in the field after hunting a season with my .35 Whelen equipped with a RW Hart brake). I ran this idea past Clay Spencer and he didnt seem to like it a whole lot and suggested i just build a 17lb legal 1000yd rifle, but i really had already milled over that option extensively and just decided one heavy rifle is enough(i recently had an old custom 1917 Enfield rechambered for 338-06 Ackley by Curtis Moore using a Clay Spencer 1-10 twist barrel, approx. 16lbs bare, possibly more) So im gonna keep exploring options, but i think my plan is set, and im just waiting for Sierra to release the bullets so i can make some dummy cases to mail to Kirby so he can have PTG make the reamer, and i will go ahead and order my barrel at that time along with a Bruce Baer General Purpose laminate, a good recoil pad, Badger bases and rings, and a 6-18 Nikon Buckmaster with the dot reticle. the rifle will be on a 700 BDL magnum action, with either a rifle basix or tuned stock trigger.