?????Barrel Length for .300 Tomahawk

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by ready_on_the_right, Feb 4, 2002.

  1. ready_on_the_right

    ready_on_the_right Member

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    Maybe another way to say it is 2,800fps enough with the 240gr MK....what ranges would it remain viable for deer? For Elk??

    Mike
     
  2. Darryl Cassel

    Darryl Cassel Well-Known Member

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    At 2800 FPS and using the 240 Gr Match king with a BC of .711 you will have a remaining velocity of 1647 FPS and 1446 FPs of energy left at 1000 yards. Certainly enough to kill a deer or elk at that range.

    Darryl Cassel
     

  3. Jon A

    Jon A Well-Known Member

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    I think the limit of length depends largely on what type of rifle it's going to be (heavy pure bench rifle, a carry rifle, etc?). What do you have in mind?

    While I haven't gotten to play with my RUM yet, here are some figures to ponder:

    Saeed at the other board got a max of 2986 out of the 240 MK with a 26" RUM with numerous accurate loads over 2800.

    The Barnes manual lists 2775 with their 250 RN from a 24" tube.

    These are from the RUM case, not the improved version, mind you. I would think that even with a 26" barrel, you shouldn't have a problem finding an accurate load over 3000 with the Tomahawk.

    Of course I haven't tried it yet, so the above is just speculation on my part.... [​IMG]

    But I sure hope I'm right...I'm expecting at least 2900 from my 26" RUM with that bullet and hoping for better. I guess this summer I'll find out for sure....
     
  4. ready_on_the_right

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    What would be the minimum acceptable barrel length for this round in a 700 action using 240gr bullets.

    Mike
     
  5. ready_on_the_right

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    Thanks Darryl and Jon,

    Saeed's is exactly where I got my 2,800 velocity number to see what it would get me.

    I want a purely "man portable" rifle and would probably never get near 1,000 with it, but would like to have the ability if the need arose and would like to begin with a platform to learn the tricks of the trade(my main interest)

    Mike