30 cal barrel length

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Nick B, Jan 20, 2004.

  1. Nick B

    Nick B Member

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    Could you guys give me your thoughts on a maximum effective barrel lengh would be for a 30-338 lapua imp. shooting a 210-240 gr. match bullet with powders such as retumbo or 50 bmg. Any thoughts on pros and cons on a 34-38 inch barrel.
     
  2. lynn

    lynn Well-Known Member

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    For 1000 yard bench shooting go with 34 inches for varmints go with 36 inches.This what Dave Tooley when I was picking out my barrel.
    Lynn
     
  3. Nick B

    Nick B Member

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    Thanks for the input. Why the different length between varmint hunting and target shooting? Also what kind of barrell do you end up using and what length? Thanks