Originally Posted by swebb38
Ive got an old 721 in 300 H&H that I want to add a different countour barrel to. I was wondering what you guys thought would be best for a mountain gun for longer distance? I dont know if anyone has tried a 300 H&H on a longer barrel, say 30 inches or if it would even give an advantage. I love the caliber and want to keep this gun in this caliber, but I want a tactical stock and new barrel. Let me know what you guys think.
If you love the caliber, don't let anyone talk you into anything else.
That long case feeds slick as owl poop, and is flawless - if it has enough power for you, then stay with it.
As to barrel length, you probably have a 24", and if that seems short for you, then get a longer one... it is easy to get a 26", 28" or 30" now, and then have it shortened later.
It mostly depends on your style of shooting. If you take long shots, then the longer barrel is an advantage... but if the shoots are short range( up to 500yds) then 24" or 26"should be fine.