Muzzle Velocity 24inch barrell vs 26 inch barrell

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by box creek, Sep 27, 2010.

  1. box creek

    box creek Member

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    I have been shooting some Hornady 165 gr SST factory loads in my Savage 116 300 win. with a 26 inch. barrell.They shoot great, but I was wondering. They are rated at 3100 fps at the muzzle and most maufactures test there mag. ammo out of a 24 inch barrell. What is the gain in muzzle velocity if any, from a 26 inch. barrell. I dont have access to a chronograph.

    Thanks for your input

    Box Creek
     
  2. elkaholic

    elkaholic Well-Known Member

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    Should be around 75 fps.......Rich
     

  3. RT2506

    RT2506 Well-Known Member

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    It depends on the caliber and powder but usually you get between 30 and 50 fps per inch. I agree that in your case around 75 fps will be close.