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Old 03-10-2013, 03:15 PM
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Re: new build .300wm barrel legth?

Bart, that is very true my 30" barrel does shoot much faster than even my 28". I like the 28" because for me that extra 2" always seems to catch on branches while I am hiking I use my 300 win mags to hunt elk and mule deer mostly out to around 1100yards and a 215 berger at 2900fps does the trick for what I use it for. So I guess a good question would be, what are your intentions for this rifle?
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Old 03-13-2013, 08:42 PM
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Re: new build .300wm barrel legth?

well now my brain is really spinning maybe 29" will do the trick should be a happy medium. pretty sure I gonna order next week. I will surely posts some pics when shes all put together. like I said thanks for the incite

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Old 03-13-2013, 09:47 PM
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Re: new build .300wm barrel legth?

you can always cut it shorter if you think its to long......
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Old 03-15-2013, 04:41 AM
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Re: new build .300wm barrel legth?

Go with a 28" barrel and use Retumbo
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Old 03-15-2013, 09:55 AM
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Re: new build .300wm barrel legth?

I am trying to decide this very thing as well. I have been leaning toward a 27" to 28"+ brake, but may go 30". My buddies 338LM has a 27"+ brake and isn't to bad to maneuver around, just wondering if the 30" will make it more cumbersome to move around?
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Old 03-15-2013, 02:09 PM
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Re: new build .300wm barrel legth?

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Originally Posted by Shoalwater View Post
I am trying to decide this very thing as well. I have been leaning toward a 27" to 28"+ brake, but may go 30". My buddies 338LM has a 27"+ brake and isn't to bad to maneuver around, just wondering if the 30" will make it more cumbersome to move around?
All you'll need to do is add another 2 or 3 inches to how close you'll walk to a tree trunk or overhanging branch.

Best thing about a 30 inch barrel for these overbore cartridges is after 1000 to 1500 roujnds (when it wears out), it can be set back 3 inches and you've got a brand new one at 27 inches for just the cost of rebarreling.
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Old 03-16-2013, 07:37 PM
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Re: new build .300wm barrel legth?

^^^^^^^^ Good Point ^^^^^^^

I have a broughton in the palma contour and had it cut at 25''. I push the 215 Berger hybrids at 2825fps. I thought about 26-28in but for mobility reasons, I didn't. Looking back I kinda wish it was a little longer....... (insert joke here). But I really like the Palma contour/ heavy barrel / because it defiantly absorbs some of the kick.
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