Originally Posted by Jud96
Go with the 26" barrel. Will push those bullets a little quicker and would work better with the slow 7828 powder.
I don't own a short-mag, but as a rule of thumb, the only rie I will own with anything less than a 26" barrel, is a .308 Win. Everything else is 26" or more.
Just my personal rule of thumb...
I would also go with a 10" twist, that way you can stabilize anything in the .30 caliber you might choose to shoot. But if you never plan to go heavier than a Berger 210 VLD, the 5R 11.25" twist is working awesome in my 24" .308 Win. with the Berger 210 VLD's. I can put 5 inside a dime @ 100 yards with my pet load, as long as I do my part.
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Originally Posted by WildRose
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