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30" vs. 28" vs. 26" barrells on 30 cal. Wby's

 
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Old 07-20-2004, 12:04 PM
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Re: 30" vs. 28" vs. 26" barrells on 30 cal. Wby\'s

Looks like you have two wonderful rigs that will do exactly what you want. Wouldn't change a thing unless you just want to.

Would assume that ranges are inside 600yds?

Jerry
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Old 07-20-2004, 01:46 PM
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Re: 30" vs. 28" vs. 26" barrells on 30 cal. Wby\'s

I have a 300WM Hunter 75 SS with a 24" barrel that shots 200gr Accubonds most accurately at 2875fps. I will be rebarreling this winter and have been mulling over the same question. I would definitely be going to a 27 or preferably a 28" Mike Rock barrel anybody have any ball park idea how much velocity I would gain with the extra length barrel? I'm hoping I will net at least 3000fps with the most accurate 200gr Accubond load. I'm also thinking the longer barrel might allow me to go from R22 to the slower burning R25. Anybody have any thoughts? [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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Old 07-20-2004, 06:27 PM
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Re: 30" vs. 28" vs. 26" barrells on 30 cal. Wby\'s

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><HR>Anybody have any thoughts?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Yeah, just have the new barrel chambered for 300 RUM. I get 3177 with a 26" pretty easily. [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
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Old 07-21-2004, 05:55 PM
 
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Re: 30" vs. 28" vs. 26" barrells on 30 cal. Wby\'s

Again, I'll second Jerry's remarks. Unless the barrel is shot out, you should not have a problem. I live & hunt in Texas also. You've got a couple of good shooters. Enjoy them. If & when you shoot out a barrel, you could justify moving on to bigger chamber & longer barrel, but what you have will likely do more than you'll have very many opportunities to long range hunt. Send me a PM when you want to get together and shoot some time.
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Old 07-21-2004, 11:52 PM
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Re: 30" vs. 28" vs. 26" barrells on 30 cal. Wby\'s

Northernsniper, not an exact science but there would be little gained by going to a barrel only 3" longer. About a 50 to 75fps gain and that assumes that load still shoots accurately enough. Different barrel, who knows what it likes.

To reach your 3000fps goal, take JonA advice, use a bigger case. That way you have the case capacity to reach that vel without stretching the pressures. In general, best accuracy is reached around 90 to 95% of max pressure.

Also, unless you plan on reaching out a long ways, that extra 125fps really will not amount to much as far as on game effectiveness. At best, it will give you the same impact energy 100yds further downrange.

As long as the bullet arrives with at least 1700fps, no grass eater is going to complain. That pretty much defines max distance for consistent, reliable, bullet expansion for that bullet. If anyone has tested or has experience at slower impact vel with this bullet, please let me know. "softer" bullets can work at slower impact vel and still do the same thing.

Jerry
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Old 07-22-2004, 09:01 AM
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Re: 30" vs. 28" vs. 26" barrells on 30 cal. Wby\'s

Nighthunter264win.mag., Sounds good I really don't have anyone who likes to shoot like I do, so most of the time I do it by myself. There is a range called Tac Pro Shooting Center west of US 281 and south of I-20. I've been wanting to shoot there some time, maybe we can hook up someday.
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