I feel so much better......thanks Lou!........Rich
Ya, me too. Thank-you
Now back to the handicaping of a great cartrige. I'm still very curious why you'd intentionally do this. I have Scottish ancestry, but I like Long barreled rifles Oh, & my neighbor has some incredibly shaggy lookin cows, Scottish Highland. I'm thinkin ill stick with short haired cows too, but those ol Highlands are kinda cool lookin in the winter with ice cicles hanging off all that hair. They walk around sounding like a windchime.
I'm not picking on ya, I'm just weird. I tend to be drawn to notice odd things on occasion.
McEwen, Sellers & Marr are my lineage. Maybe you know someone I'm related to from a couple hundred years ago. If ya do, tell em I said hi, & thier family line has done well down here in America, & the Doull family is good friends of ours too, they came from your part of the world not long after my family did, & they're doing quite well too
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Re: how short can a .270 win barrel be
I recently aqiuired a Browning a bolt in 270, with the Boss. Overall barrel length is 22, but in reality, the " barrel "is only 18.5 long. As you would expect, my initial velocitys were lower than typical velocities expected. I ended up going to a faster burn rate, as far as the powder goes and I got my velocity back to where I was wanting to see it at. With 130 bullets, I am at about 3050 or so, and VERY accurate to boot. When I shoot 140 VLD's, I am at about 2950-2972, or there a bouts. I simply exchanged the normal h4831, or 4350 to IMR 4064, I am not a fan of the boss, due to the noise. It does chop the recoil right in half, but the noise will be a issue in the hunting field. So, the shorter barrel does shoot, you just have to use a faster powder. A friend of mine shoots a TC handgun. He told me that he used 8208 powder, and is getting around 2740with 130 bullets. Not bad. Hope this sheds some lite.
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i understand about handicapping a good calibre. This is about doing a specific job in really dense woodland where you need to weave in and out of blow downs to get near to the deer, the long barrel gets caught. I plan to get a new barrel made so i still have the option of the 24" barrel.
incidently i am from Wales not Scotland, it's just where i get to go an stalk deer, on the isle of Arran which is on the West Coast, in the firth of Clyde near to Glascow. Wim Mag is right about Scotland in the Winter, i still prefure Alaska, went last year for a month superb place.
I'm sure this doesn't apply to scotland, but it does have me thinking, how short can a rifle barrel be in the US? Legally speaking, I'm thinking that the "cut-off" is 18". Anybody know if I'm correct on that?