Mark V in 270wby -what barrel length?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by bweber, Jan 1, 2005.

  1. bweber

    bweber Well-Known Member

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    Thanks to all who responded to my questions about my 270wby. Now that I'm thinking I'll keep the gun and have it rebarreled I have a question about barrel length. I know it needs to have at least a 26" barrel. But what about a 28"? Would I gain anything in the velocity department by going two inches longer? Or am I so close to the point of diminishing returns that the extra weight wouldn't be worth it?

    The gun will be primarily for hunting open country, so I'm not too worried about the longer barrel catching on things. And I'm a big enough guy that the extra weight doesn't bother me too much. But I would want to make sure that there would be a point in having the extra inches.

    Thanks,

    Ben
     
  2. sniper2

    sniper2 Well-Known Member

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    The .270 WBY will certainly gain velocity with a longer barrel! I have one built on Sako action with Douglas air ga
    barrel 28" has a bit of free bore, gets good velocity and superb accuracy.Ben go with the longest barrel you are comfortable carrying, I wish i had a 30" barrel on mine.
     
  3. Hired Gun

    Hired Gun Well-Known Member

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    I think all the Weatherby's up to through 340 will benefit big time with a 30" barrel. I was kind of hoping you were going to give up on it and sell it cheap. Anybody else have a Mark V they hate? I'm starting a Weatherby rescue for unwanted Weatherby's. I will see to it they get a good home.
     
  4. bweber

    bweber Well-Known Member

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    Hired Gun,

    I may be thinking about selling it. If you're interested shoot me an email at bgbadben@sover.net.

    Ben
     
  5. jhendri2

    jhendri2 Well-Known Member

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    I was kind of hoping you were going to give up on it and sell it cheap. Anybody else have a Mark V they hate? I'm starting a Weatherby rescue for unwanted Weatherby's. I will see to it they get a good home.

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    HG,

    I was kinda' hoping for the same thing. We need to start saving all these porr fellows from the innaccurate Weatherby's. No one deserves those things, just ship all those abandoned/unwanted rifles to me and I'll make sure their taken care of.

    To answer Ben's question, I would probably go in the 28-30" range.

    Jim