Carbon barrel shank length

Bravo 4

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Question: how long of a steel shank would you want on a carbon barrel with a case length of almost 3.1” and loaded OAL closer to 4.3”? It will be a 33XC, going on a Savage 112 .338 Lapua action, probably no nut. Got a new reamer sitting here burning a hole in my pocket. This will be barrel #2, bit of a story but I won’t bore you with the details.😁
 

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You don’t want to cringe typing out the details again!!!

You going carbon to keep it light enough to hunt with?
 

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my preference would be something in the palma contours. 1.250 x 5.0 shank. always liked the look of a heavy shank and my experience it held pressure better. I have done a couple small shank savages on a shoulder in rum cases and reached velocities I couldn't get with a nut
 

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I can get a carbon barrel with a 1.2” diameter x 3.5” long shank ordered today and have it in a week, but really hesitant.
 

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I can get a carbon barrel with a 1.2” diameter x 3.5” long shank ordered today and have it in a week, but really hesitant.
that don't leave a lot of shoulder on a large shank barrel.
1.200 -1.125 =.075 divided by 2 =.0375 shoulder
don't believe it would be a problem just very little shoulder against the recoil lug
 

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