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300 WM with 20" need advise...

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Unread 06-18-2012, 07:06 AM
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"Gonna go out on a limb and say striker barrels under 15 inch vs a 20 inch tube are comparing apples to oranges." comfisherman
Yes it is a bit apples to oranges, but it shows the fact that this has been done to a much more extreme level and it works within reason. That's the whole point I was making. You can not expect exactly the same speed as a longer barrel, but the sky is not going to fall either as some assume.
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    You should read all of this article before going on with your plans. It is good stuff.

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    After reading this I would not have a barrel less than 21 3/4” if I was going below 24” to 26” range!
    Seems it is a lock....milage may vary!
    Good luck.
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    Odd, 22 inches was where I settled for my stubby 7 rum experiment, well 21 7/8".

    Lefty, I totally agree that just because we go under 24 inches the world doesn't stop spinning and the sun explodes. Many of the sp fellows are launching bullets with a degree of precision that I cannot obtain in a 29 inch rifle. If I really wanted to stretch my legs the longer the barrel the better for me personally. But my 17.5 inch 270 has become my favorite rifle, the I'll be re-barreling it soon at the rate that its been shot lately.
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    After reading this I would not have a barrel less than 21 3/4” if I was going below 24” to 26” range!
    Seems it is a lock....milage may vary!
    Good luck.
    Is that measurment of 21 .75" measured from the bolt face?
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    I'm contemplating a 20" 300 WSM to hunt suppressed. A little less powder consumption than the 300 WM, more compact, and still maintain great 30 cal performance.
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    Is that measurment of 21 .75" measured from the bolt face?
    Never thought about it - was not involved, but I would check out what the smith standards were back in that day before I cut one down, and go with that. I never did any of this but close the bolt and slide a wooden dowl down the tube -mark it and measure the distance is what I would do. Are you cutting one? If so what other way would you use?

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