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Old 09-02-2013, 04:48 PM
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Re: long heavy barrel picture request

32" long 1.200 width
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Old 09-02-2013, 09:08 PM
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Re: long heavy barrel picture request

I like that pic . Now when I order a barrel I should order it 2" longer than finish length correct ? I read that a 1 or 2" needs to be cut from the muzzle because of tooling. according to kreiger
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Old 09-02-2013, 09:18 PM
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Re: long heavy barrel picture request

I ordered mine 33" it finished just over 31" so that's about right
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Old 09-06-2013, 11:07 PM
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Re: long heavy barrel picture request

I placed an order with McGowen about a month or so ago for one of their #8 (HT - heavy target) contour barrels, with a finished length of 32", 7RUM chambering, and a 9" twist. And it will be finished in nutted (remaged) fashion, with no additional smithing needed - I'll be the one installing and headspacing it. The contour goes from 1.2" at the chamber, to 1.0" at the muzzle. I was considering changing the finished length to 33", but then it wouldn't fit in my hardcase, so I dunno. Due to the current backlog, I won't have it for at least another 2 months though. This will probably be a dead thread by then, but I'll try to remember to find it and post a pic of the rifle with the new barrel installed.

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Old 09-07-2013, 12:45 AM
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Re: long heavy barrel picture request

done decided im going to get a mdt chassis. I really like their lss model.
I asked mcgrowen about a 34" barrel they asked why I wanted a barrel over 27".
I want something different plus I like how really long guns look . probably go ahead and go to 35" . I like 5 better than 4 don't ask its just a thing .

with a straight cylinder I read when you shoot the throat out you can have the chamber area cut off and have the barrel chambered again. and just keep cutting it down. I read a lija article he fitted a 40"! barrel to a 338-378 he cut 2" off at a time testing fps gain - or + every 2". he says he lost 12 fps average everytime he cut a 1" off. it was 3150 fps with a 300gr for the 40". mcgrowen also told me longer barrels put more friction on the bullet slowing it down ? old weak 45-70 and a lot of muzzleloaders had 32-45" barrels . so im not sure the effects a longer barrel has besides barrel whip. but I also read on here from fiftydriver about barrel whip if the barrel harmonics are consistence then you will still have a accurate rifle. it was the build he did on a 510 am with a 45" barrel straight cylinder . do lower power rounds create less whip like 308 30-06 etc 223 ?
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Old 09-07-2013, 09:10 AM
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Re: long heavy barrel picture request

I think I have a pic of my 21.5lb 338lm rifle in my sig. It has a 29" barrel, 31with the brake...
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Old 09-07-2013, 12:05 PM
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Re: long heavy barrel picture request

This is a 28" Benchmark on an Eliseo Tactical Chassis. APA fat bastard brake. 338LM.
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