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Barrel Length 300 win Mag

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Unread 10-08-2010, 06:22 PM
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Barrel Length 300 win Mag

I enjoy everything about my Rem 700 in 300 win mag except for the 26" barrel. I Would love to shorten it down to 22" or 24". How much accuracy would I loose I am shooting a .5 MOA and hate to mess with a good shooting rifle. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
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    Unread 10-08-2010, 08:06 PM
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    Re: Barrel Length 300 win Mag

    If it isn't broke don't fix.
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    Re: Barrel Length 300 win Mag

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    If it isn't broke don't fix.

    +1

    When I first read your heading I was going to say 26" min but 28" would be my pic all day long.

    Why do you want a shorter barrel? If its weight get a smaller profile and keep it long.
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    Re: Barrel Length 300 win Mag

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    If it isn't broke don't fix.
    +1 I wouldn't mess with it if it were me but if you must do it, go find a reputable smith and make sure he cuts the crown correctly. You're taking a chance by doing it but you can minimize the chance of accuracy loss by having it done by a good smith. On a side note, I wouldn't go below 24". Personal feeling is that if you do, you end up with a belligerant 06.
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    Re: Barrel Length 300 win Mag

    In the last three 300 wins we have built, we have found 27~28" to be a great length and work well with H-1000 powders burn rate. I have also seen the 26" factory barrel shoot well but with a noticable difference in velocity. For me 26 is the shortest barrel I would want for a LR rifle.

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    Re: Barrel Length 300 win Mag

    I agree with the others on 26" being the shortest for the .300WinMag (for me). You're averaging 70+ grains of powder, anything shorter and a flame-thrower comes to mind.
    I think I read some of the new rounds (.300RCM) were designed to provide magnum velocities/energy with shorter tubes. Might want to look in to these. Good luck. JohnnyK.
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    Re: Barrel Length 300 win Mag

    BGOOD,
    BE GOOD to that rifle and don't touch it!

    If you need a lighter, shorter barreled rifle it looks like a great reason to get a NEW RIFLE!
    That's what I always do.
    In the last year I have come up with 9 great reasons, of course my wife doesn't really understand them !LOL

    Good news is ,she lets me keep those poor stray rifles I take in and provide a loving home for.
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