Originally Posted by 300R
Hi Guys i recently came across a cheap, as new Rem mlr in 338 lapua which i bought for the sole purpose of rebarreling as my 300 rum sendero was getting a little tired,but it just so happens that it(MLR) is a real shooter and now im not sure if rebarreling will be a big advantage?A trip to the range and the rifle was putting factory lapua ammo and handloads into .5 -.75inch @ 200m and the conditions were terrible(34 degrees C and gusting winds)!I guess my main concern is velocity loss (havent chrony'd any loads yet)because of the short barrel 25inch(i think).Is there a much bigger advantage to having a 28"-30" barrel?Do you think i will get better accuracy than this?thanks in advance.
The only thing that rifle needs is to be shot. A longer barrel would give a little more velocity, but why mess with a good thing. It should shoot better in no wind conditions. I'd just be happy I got a good one and go shoot the thing. I wish every factory rifle I purchased would shoot like that.