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Old 10-20-2013, 10:09 AM
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Re: So, should I change barrels?

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Just had a thought Derek

I seem to remember reading somewhere a while back that gain twist rifling somehow allowed higher powder charges than standard twist barrels.......if memory serves, it was due to the slower or more gradual pressure curve. Theoretically, the pressure doesn't peak as early with gain twist.??

Curious, have you went until you actually saw definite pressure signs?
Perhaps the faster powders will get you to the velocities without the signs that others have seen with standard twist barrels.
I've never read that but I think in my case pressure signs started before what a lot of the other guys are getting. The only powder I was able to get to what I would call a high charge was Retumbo with 59.0 grains. H1000 and H4831SC topped out before what most would say is average max. So, in my experience, if the gain twist has anything to do with it, it's the opposite, although Frank from Bartlein said it is not part of the equation.
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So is another 25-35 fps per inch worth swapping out barrels?
Heck no but I would HOPE I'd get a lot more than that if I added 3-4 more inches of barrel and retested the slower juice.
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Old 10-20-2013, 10:18 AM
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I've never read that but I think in my case pressure signs started before what a lot of the other guys are getting. The only powder I was able to get to what I would call a high charge was Retumbo with 59.0 grains. H1000 and H4831SC topped out before what most would say is average max. So, in my experience, if the gain twist has anything to do with it, it's the opposite, although Frank from Bartlein said it is not part of the equation.
Well so much for my "bright thought"!

I'll keep my fingers crossed for you that a faster powder does the trick.
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Old 10-20-2013, 10:24 AM
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Re: So, should I change barrels?

Well, after more reading and typing and such I think I'll just keep it as is for now. I have a 7RM, a 300 RUM and a 338 Edge for the really long range stuff. Remember, I live in Ohio so I'm rather confined anyway and honestly living vicariously through you western blokes. I do have long range opportunities in KY for sure and even my own farm in Alabama but I just don't frequent my farm anymore.

I'm going to see what these 130 ABs will do in it and then try some Barnes bullets. They always seem to like top velocities in my experience anyway. I'll use it for my average hunting in KY. My brother is working on a place in southern MO for us to go also in future years.
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Heck no but I would HOPE I'd get a lot more than that if I added 3-4 more inches of barrel and retested the slower juice.
There may be something about this barrel/chamber/throat that it is just a slow one. 2600 seems a little slow even for a 24" barrel. You might get another 200 fps with RL17.

That said, I would not count on much more than 25-35 fps per inch in most cases.
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Re: So, should I change barrels?

Barnes makes a 127 gr LRX with a high 400s BC. And here's the deal. One thing I have done a lot of is killed a big pile of deer and yes, many if not most were with archery, but my overall best experiences with DRTs has been with 2 bullets and the memories are so clear that the nosler Btip and Barnes bullets stand out far above the crowd.

So I'm seeing ableAmmo has them, Brownell's has them too so they are available. I may just order a few boxes and get those tested as well.
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Re: So, should I change barrels?

Have you tried RL-19?
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