is 26 inches to short for a long range 300wm?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by nathank, Feb 26, 2009.

  1. nathank

    nathank Well-Known Member

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    the threaded barrels for savage i was looking at only come in 26 inches and i figured 28 would have been better?
     

  2. longrange.270

    longrange.270 Well-Known Member

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    I have a Remmy 700 in stainless in 300 WM and it has a factory 26 inch barrel and it does really good. I have shot it out to 1k and no problems. Shoots really good out that far and I would like to take it further. Jake
     

  3. magicofmt

    magicofmt Well-Known Member

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    26 is fine to 1000 yds if you practice that far. 28 only gets you a few ft/sec and it's still practice. i shoot h-1000 and 200 AB in a heavy 26 in and it's accurate to 850 yds, that's where I practiced at. 550 yds to 850 was a real learning curve so 1000 will be more practice yet