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Old 11-28-2012, 05:00 PM
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I'm not a regular long range guy like many on the forums. Not that I don't want to, it's just that I don't have any use for big heavy rifles. I carry all of mine, many times for hours. I've got a 300 RUM and a 7mag that will cleanly shoot well and take game at ranges longer than I can do, but I'd readily shoot at 800-1100 yards with either. I have a 338-300 RUM on the way. Barrel by Hart, #6, fluted, and 28" plus a brake.

There have been very few occasions where I'd be able to set up a 15+ pound rifle not far from the truck and hunt from that spot.
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There have been very few occasions where I'd be able to set up a 15+ pound rifle not far from the truck and hunt from that spot.
It is a bit different out here, and I will admit my 338 is for special business. I have packed my 16lb rifle in my Eberlestock pack before many times. Last time was after a wolf and I went up 2 1/2 miles one way. Not that far but we gained 2000 feet of alt. in that distance. At 53 years old I don't care to do it often, but I will when I think it will shine. The extra 15 or 20 lbs. of fat I carry these days bothers me way more than an extra 4 or 5 lbs. of rifle weight that will enhance the long range accuracy of any rifle.

But this thread was about length anyway, not weight, even though they do go hand in hand.

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Sorry guys I got pulled away from the convo!! Thanx for all the info! I will be using .308 for targets, steel, paper, ect.. my main concern was would it reach out there accurately with a shorty on it, and I think you answered it!! The answer would be yes, right?
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Re: barrel length-whats good for long range shooting

Here's a nice article on barrel lengths and velocities in .338/.378 WBTY by Dan Lilja.

Lilja Precision Rifle Barrels - Articles: Barrel Lenghts and Velocities in the 338/378 Weatherby Magnum
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Sorry guys I got pulled away from the convo!! Thanx for all the info! I will be using .308 for targets, steel, paper, ect.. my main concern was would it reach out there accurately with a shorty on it, and I think you answered it!! The answer would be yes, right?

The short answer is yes. Your 308 doesn't necessarily need 26+" to achieve maximum powder burn. There isn't that much capacity in the case. Your 22"er will do just fine, provided you match the proper bullet with you intended use. If I were shooting a .308 & wanted consistent results in the LR arena, +500-600yds I would NOT be shooting a 168. A 175 is going to work well & I had always thought the 185 Berger would do a darn decent job as well.

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Thanx again! Any info I can gather is great! As I said I am new to the lr sport and I am tryin to put the pieces together!! As I have said in the past, this site is great and everybody is very helpful!! Can't wait to go shoot the the hell out of it!!!
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