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Old 04-02-2014, 07:03 PM
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barrel length help

can anyone tell me the best way to determine the optimal barrel length for my 270wsm build. I have a .227 Brux at 31" in my cabinet for this build
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Old 04-02-2014, 07:25 PM
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Re: barrel length help

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can anyone tell me the best way to determine the optimal barrel length for my 270wsm build. I have a .227 Brux at 31" in my cabinet for this build
I hope you mean .277.

The WSMs will work with anything from 22" to 28" After 28" you don't gain much velocity.

I would recommend 26" for all round hunting and maybe a 28" for F Class or extreme long range hunting to get all you can with heavy bullets out of the 270 WSM.

Good Luck on your build.

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Old 04-02-2014, 07:31 PM
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Re: barrel length help

Purchase Quick Load figure out what you want to load then get the info into Quick Load and knock it around. I just settled on 27 inches for a 300 WM using 215gr Bergers.
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Old 04-03-2014, 03:56 AM
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Re: barrel length help

As long as possible until it's too long.

Seriously, what he said. Get QL.
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Old 04-03-2014, 08:40 AM
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Re: barrel length help

Good Morning,

I decided to build a .223 starting with a Rem 700 sps tactical with a 20" barrel. When I went to pick up the gun they had sold the one I ordered but had another on on shelf. Only after I got home did I notice it had a 26" barrel instead of a 20".

I am debating on having the barrel cut down to 20" and re-crowned. This is my coyote gun that I hunt / hike with, so a lighter more agile gun would be nicer.

Any thoughts on the pros / cons.
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Re: barrel length help

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Good Morning,

I decided to build a .223 starting with a Rem 700 sps tactical with a 20" barrel. When I went to pick up the gun they had sold the one I ordered but had another on on shelf. Only after I got home did I notice it had a 26" barrel instead of a 20".

I am debating on having the barrel cut down to 20" and re-crowned. This is my coyote gun that I hunt / hike with, so a lighter more agile gun would be nicer.

Any thoughts on the pros / cons.
If losing up to 150' per second isn't a problem I dont know of any cons...rich
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Old 04-06-2014, 06:07 PM
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Re: barrel length help

A barrel heavy rifle isn't a good thing. I would sacrifice a little speed for a better balanced rifle
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