24 vs 26

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by turk870, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. turk870

    turk870 Member

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    how much of a benefit is a 26in barrell over a 24in.(300win or 338wm)
     
  2. D.ID

    D.ID Well-Known Member

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    More advantage to the 300 than to the 338. In either of these two cartridges it will make very little difference, I would be willing to bet 30fps at most in the 300 and even less in the 338. Both are adequate at 24" but then again I would use 26" myself because I don't really notice a difference between 24 and 26 when carrying. The old 50fps per inch is bull.
     

  3. turk870

    turk870 Member

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    thanks for the info.