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#6010458 - 11/04/15 10:21 AM 300 win mag
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Registered: 06/18/09
Posts: 394
Loc: Royse City
I have a savage 110 300 win mag that has a light spotter barrel on it, I'm looking to change it out to a heavy varmint/target barrel. Wanting to know which would be better a 24 inch or 26 inch. Going to be used only for target shooting. Action is going to be used with a Choate Ultimate Varmint stock.

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#6010465 - 11/04/15 10:24 AM Re: 300 win mag [Re: jlsbassman]
7x57 Offline
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Registered: 10/28/15
Posts: 645
Loc: Laredo, TX
26" or better yet 25 + muzzle break if it's only for targets.

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#6010469 - 11/04/15 10:26 AM Re: 300 win mag [Re: jlsbassman]
Sneaky Offline
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Registered: 10/22/12
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Loc: Winters
Shorter is stiffer and could possibly be more accurate, in theory. Longer will provide more velocity and weight. On target, it doesn't make much difference.
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#6010477 - 11/04/15 10:30 AM Re: 300 win mag [Re: jlsbassman]
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Registered: 09/16/09
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Loc: Lewisville, TX
Gaining 2" of barrel will yield an additional 40-50 fps velocity. I use my 300 WM for ultra long range shooting (out to 1 mile +) so I went with a 29" barrel. I'm pushing a Hornady 225 BTHP at 2800+ fps, which is an absolute hammer on steel!!!

If you go with a 1:10" twist, you can run the Berger 230 grain Hybrids for the highest BC bullet available. Mine is a 1:11" twist, and is a little too slow twist for the 230's. I have a customer that shoots the heavy barrel Savage in 300 WM with the 230 Berger Hybrid out past 1000 yards, and shoots very well. For a factory rifle, I was very impressed.

300 Win Mag is the black Sako TRG 42 in the back with the 29" barrel, with APA Fat Bastard muzzle brake.

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#6010536 - 11/04/15 11:03 AM Re: 300 win mag [Re: jlsbassman]
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Horizon did mine at 25, I think

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#6010558 - 11/04/15 11:14 AM Re: 300 win mag [Re: jlsbassman]
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Registered: 08/19/11
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The Lilja on my long range 300WM is a little over 27". Shoots great!

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#6010565 - 11/04/15 11:18 AM Re: 300 win mag [Re: jlsbassman]
GLC Offline


Registered: 02/25/09
Posts: 4271
Loc: Burleson Texas
Mine is at 24", heavy barrel.

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#6010581 - 11/04/15 11:27 AM Re: 300 win mag [Re: jlsbassman]
cmorsch Offline
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Chad, berger changed their twist rates recently. They are now saying you need a 1:9.5 for the 230's ideally. I will also second what Chad said about a 29" barrel, I would go 29" at least if your going to be shooting the heavy bullets, that will let you get the most speed out of them possible and if its a range gun weight doesn't matter.


Edited by cmorsch (11/04/15 11:29 AM)

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#6010600 - 11/04/15 11:32 AM Re: 300 win mag [Re: jlsbassman]
Dien Offline
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Registered: 08/16/12
Posts: 434
Loc: Grand Prairie
20" aim

But longer better if you're just going from truck to range.


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#6010611 - 11/04/15 11:37 AM Re: 300 win mag [Re: jlsbassman]
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Registered: 05/27/09
Posts: 1764
Loc: S.A. and Kinney Co.
^^^^^ gun porn at its finest
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#6010617 - 11/04/15 11:39 AM Re: 300 win mag [Re: jlsbassman]
P & Y Offline
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Registered: 11/28/10
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Loc: North East Texas
That AI is sweet! Got to be the shortest barreled 300 WM I have seen. What optic are running, TT?
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#6010620 - 11/04/15 11:39 AM Re: 300 win mag [Re: P & Y]
Dien Offline
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Registered: 08/16/12
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Loc: Grand Prairie
Originally Posted By: P & Y
That AI is sweet! Got to be the shortest barreled 300 WM I have seen. What optic are running, TT?


What a guess, lol. You're an addict

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#6011066 - 11/04/15 04:31 PM Re: 300 win mag [Re: cmorsch]
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Registered: 10/22/12
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Originally Posted By: cmorsch
Chad, berger changed their twist rates recently. They are now saying you need a 1:9.5 for the 230's ideally. I will also second what Chad said about a 29" barrel, I would go 29" at least if your going to be shooting the heavy bullets, that will let you get the most speed out of them possible and if its a range gun weight doesn't matter.


Weight always matters. A heavier gun recoils less and holds steadier. Both are nice additions to a range rifle.
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#6011112 - 11/04/15 04:53 PM Re: 300 win mag [Re: jlsbassman]
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Registered: 12/16/08
Posts: 18391
Loc: Wolfe City, TX
I wouldn't go less than 26" on a .300 Win Mag or 7 Rem Mag. I want that slow burning powder to stay in the barrel to push the bullet instead of shooting fire outside the barrel. Same as I wouldn't go less than 24" on a .30-06 parent case. Short action? Make it as short as you like knowing you'll lose about 20 fps per inch.
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#6011285 - 11/04/15 06:08 PM Re: 300 win mag [Re: Sneaky]
cmorsch Offline
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Registered: 08/16/11
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Originally Posted By: Sneaky
Originally Posted By: cmorsch
Chad, berger changed their twist rates recently. They are now saying you need a 1:9.5 for the 230's ideally. I will also second what Chad said about a 29" barrel, I would go 29" at least if your going to be shooting the heavy bullets, that will let you get the most speed out of them possible and if its a range gun weight doesn't matter.


Weight always matters. A heavier gun recoils less and holds steadier. Both are nice additions to a range rifle.

Sorry Sneaky I should of said a having a heavy gun for target shooting doesnt matter as you are not packing it around.

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