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#7061723 - 02/01/18 11:12 AM 16" barrel bullet speed
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What caliber would give the highest bullet speed out of a 16" bolt action rifle? I'm am thinking about a truck gun somewhere between 243 and 308.

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#7061729 - 02/01/18 11:17 AM Re: 16" barrel bullet speed [Re: JTS]
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Probably the same one that would get you the highest velocity out of a 24-inch barrel...more or less.
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#7061730 - 02/01/18 11:18 AM Re: 16" barrel bullet speed [Re: JTS]
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The smaller the bullet, the faster it is going to go, when comparing equal powder capacities.
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#7061733 - 02/01/18 11:19 AM Re: 16" barrel bullet speed [Re: JTS]
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That depends.
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#7061736 - 02/01/18 11:22 AM Re: 16" barrel bullet speed [Re: JTS]
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A 110 can be pushed to well over 3300 fps in a .308...how fast can a .243 push a 100-grain bullet?
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#7061800 - 02/01/18 12:19 PM Re: 16" barrel bullet speed [Re: RiverRider]
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Originally Posted By: RiverRider
A 110 can be pushed to well over 3300 fps in a .308...how fast can a .243 push a 100-grain bullet?


.308 Win, 56 gr H20
.243, 54 gr H20
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You're not wrong. I was trying to give a short simple answer, above.
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#7061849 - 02/01/18 01:01 PM Re: 16" barrel bullet speed [Re: JTS]
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New Offering! 308 Winchester with the 30 caliber “Accelerator” sabot with a .224″, 55 grain Hornady SP bullet at 4300 FPS!!! New Winchester brass, Hodgdon powder, Fed 210M primer, and 30 cal sabot with 55 grain Hornady SP bullet. The sabot is a 30 caliber plastic sleeve that holds a 22 caliber (.224″) bullet, which is the same bullet as a 223 Rem or 5.56 bullet. Price per 50 rounds.
4300 fps in 22″ barrel


Just saying... Chad makes some fast stuff

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#7061852 - 02/01/18 01:03 PM Re: 16" barrel bullet speed [Re: Cleric]
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New Offering! 308 Winchester with the 30 caliber “Accelerator” sabot with a .224″, 55 grain Hornady SP bullet at 4300 FPS!!! New Winchester brass, Hodgdon powder, Fed 210M primer, and 30 cal sabot with 55 grain Hornady SP bullet. The sabot is a 30 caliber plastic sleeve that holds a 22 caliber (.224″) bullet, which is the same bullet as a 223 Rem or 5.56 bullet. Price per 50 rounds.
4300 fps in 22″ barrel


Just saying... Chad makes some fast stuff



Bet it shoots like crap. peep
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#7061854 - 02/01/18 01:05 PM Re: 16" barrel bullet speed [Re: Cleric]
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Originally Posted By: Cleric
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New Offering! 308 Winchester with the 30 caliber “Accelerator” sabot with a .224″, 55 grain Hornady SP bullet at 4300 FPS!!! New Winchester brass, Hodgdon powder, Fed 210M primer, and 30 cal sabot with 55 grain Hornady SP bullet. The sabot is a 30 caliber plastic sleeve that holds a 22 caliber (.224″) bullet, which is the same bullet as a 223 Rem or 5.56 bullet. Price per 50 rounds.
4300 fps in 22″ barrel


Just saying... Chad makes some fast stuff



That would take the cake on speed out of a 308, for sure!
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#7061856 - 02/01/18 01:07 PM Re: 16" barrel bullet speed [Re: ChadTRG42]
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Originally Posted By: ChadTRG42
Originally Posted By: Cleric
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New Offering! 308 Winchester with the 30 caliber “Accelerator” sabot with a .224″, 55 grain Hornady SP bullet at 4300 FPS!!! New Winchester brass, Hodgdon powder, Fed 210M primer, and 30 cal sabot with 55 grain Hornady SP bullet. The sabot is a 30 caliber plastic sleeve that holds a 22 caliber (.224″) bullet, which is the same bullet as a 223 Rem or 5.56 bullet. Price per 50 rounds.
4300 fps in 22″ barrel


Just saying... Chad makes some fast stuff



That would take the cake on speed out of a 308, for sure!


He gave me one criteria and I think I won lol35

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#7061857 - 02/01/18 01:07 PM Re: 16" barrel bullet speed [Re: JTS]
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Originally Posted By: JTS
What caliber would give the highest bullet speed out of a 16" bolt action rifle? I'm am thinking about a truck gun somewhere between 243 and 308.


Why are you wanting a Ricky Bobby load? Just curious?

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#7061873 - 02/01/18 01:19 PM Re: 16" barrel bullet speed [Re: RiverRider]
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Originally Posted By: RiverRider
Probably the same one that would get you the highest velocity out of a 24-inch barrel...more or less.


You may be right, that's why I'm asking here.

Let me be a little more specific which may help the experts answer my question.

From what I understand, if I shoot a large case caliber like 26 nosler it may not shoot any faster than a .260 would if using a short barrel. I think this is because the shorter barrel will only allow so much powder to burn and you get no benefit of having more powder in a larger case because only so much will burn.

Also I think I read that out of a short barrel a larger caliber bullet will have a faster muzzel velocity because the larger diameter of the barrel will allow more powder to burn than a smaller diameter barrel.

I guess my question is, what size cartridge would give the most complete burn in a 16" barrel without a ton of muzzle flash and would a light weight 308 have a faster muzzle velocity than a similar weight .243?

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#7061879 - 02/01/18 01:24 PM Re: 16" barrel bullet speed [Re: ChadTRG42]
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Originally Posted By: ChadTRG42
Originally Posted By: JTS
What caliber would give the highest bullet speed out of a 16" bolt action rifle? I'm am thinking about a truck gun somewhere between 243 and 308.


Why are you wanting a Ricky Bobby load? Just curious?


Actually I'm no speed whore. I just want something that may be able to shoot between 2700-3000 fps out of a 16" rifle. I would like to take medium distance shots (250-300 yards) without having to use a range finder and drop chart. Quick shots out of my pickup window would be mainly on pigs and coyotes but I would also use it to shoot deer on occasion.

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#7061920 - 02/01/18 02:01 PM Re: 16" barrel bullet speed [Re: JTS]
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The short barreled .26 Nosler might be no faster than a .260 in a long barrel, but the .26 Nosler will always be faster than the .260 when barrels are equal length and bullets are of equal weight. Refer to first response given.
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#7061926 - 02/01/18 02:06 PM Re: 16" barrel bullet speed [Re: RiverRider]
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Originally Posted By: RiverRider
The short barreled .26 Nosler might be no faster than a .260 in a long barrel, but the .26 Nosler will always be faster than the .260 when barrels are equal length and bullets are of equal weight. Refer to first response given.


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