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Old 05-04-2012, 10:51 PM
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What does YMMV mean anyway? I'm still having trouble with the basic acronyms like lol, & ttyl, but ymmv??? I guess I don't get it. What does it stand for?
YMMV="your mileage may vary" (originally a common disclaimer in automobile mile/gallon claims). It usually indicates skepticism about stated performance claims.
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YMMV="your mileage may vary" (originally a common disclaimer in automobile mile/gallon claims). It usually indicates skepticism about stated performance claims.
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Old 05-04-2012, 11:19 PM
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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.
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Old 05-05-2012, 04:55 AM
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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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Old 05-08-2012, 04:14 AM
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Re: how short can a .270 win barrel be

Hi,
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.
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Old 05-17-2012, 08:34 PM
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Re: how short can a .270 win barrel be

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?
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Old 05-17-2012, 08:49 PM
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Re: how short can a .270 win barrel be

David,
Remington 700 Youth .247cal comes in 20". Like said above, You should be A-O-K with your .270.......speed it up a little just for the hell of it.
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