question...300 wby barrel length

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by big_matt_duq, Feb 24, 2010.

  1. big_matt_duq

    big_matt_duq Active Member

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    ok so i found a gun i like but the catch is that it is a 22 in barrel with a custom brake on it. so is it worth going for knowing ill have to rebarrel later? how much spped am i gonna loose? i wanna shoot the 208 gr amax. could i still use rl 25 or retumbo or would i have to go faster?
    thanks,
    matt
     
  2. elkaholic

    elkaholic Well-Known Member

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    A 300 Weatherby with a 22" barrel IMO is kind of defeating the purpose of having a magnum. You will lose about 35-40' per inch of barrel length. You may indeed need a little faster powder than the above mentioned........Rich
     

  3. big_matt_duq

    big_matt_duq Active Member

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    thats pretty much what im thinking. its gonna be like a 308 with the muzzle blast of a 50 cal. haha. its a good deal even if i have to rebarrel though. its startin to get out of what im willing to pay fo a gun im gonna rebarrel though