1885 Winchester max rebarrel length

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by YOUNGBLOOD HAWK, Feb 14, 2010.

  1. YOUNGBLOOD HAWK

    YOUNGBLOOD HAWK New Member

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    to the LONG barrel guys out there
    heres the story
    wanted to do this for years
    just about waited too late

    rebarreling a late model 1885 to 257 Weatherby.
    half round/octagon

    been shooting 257 Accumark for years
    factory 26 barrel with a brake. shoots REALLY good

    want an ultra long barrel on the new project
    32 34 36 how long is too long in that accuracy
    goes backwards and as important is there a length
    where velocity rewards to length declines
    any thoughts
    thanks
    YOUNGBLOOD HAWK
     
  2. Chas1

    Chas1 Well-Known Member

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    I'm sure some folks with 257 knowledge will offer some comments. I have no knowledge with this round. The only thing I'd say is keep in mind that length will affect your rifles balance.