First off, I'd like to say "Hi" to everyone on the board. I've been sitting back and reading for some time now without registering and you folks have definately piqued my interest.... Several $k worth if I know me!
I've been reading up mostly on the .338/416 IMP, but am open to other suggestions. The posts by Darryl incicate a muzzel velocity of 3100 fps with a 300gr Sierra MK and a 37" tube. I'm curious what that would work out to with a 26" tube, or how much velocity per inch is gained/lost. It's not that I want to build one of these on a 26" tube, but folks like Lazzaroni and Weatherby don't list velocities for their factory ammo with 37" tubes, so comparison is tedious to say the least.
I've had it suggested that I build on a 500 Jeffery or 505 Gibbs. That would be fine, but how long of tube would those cases require to generate 3100 fps? How much of a factor would throat erosion become if I reached the same velocities in a shorter tube?
Thanks for your time and input, Ty S.
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