ADvertise hereStainLess Steel MediaMidSouth Shooters SupplyTitan Reloading
Inline FabricationGraf & SonsRotoMetals2Lee Precision

Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: 300 bo barrel lenght

  1. #1
    Boolit Master






    Lloyd Smale's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    munising Michigan
    Posts
    13,828

    300 bo barrel lenght

    anyone know how much is gained in velocity between a 8.5 inch gun and a 16 inch gun? Id like to build one as a handgun but I want it for deer hunting so velocity matters. I live in Michigan so have to follow a stupid law about max overall length a handgun can be so barrels longer then 8.5 are going to be questionable with an arm brace. So 10.5 barrels are kind of out of the running.
    Soldier of God, sixgun junky, Retired electrical lineman. My office was a 100 feet in the air, closer to God the better

  2. #2
    Boolit Master
    StratsMan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    St. Charles, MO
    Posts
    514
    I think it depends on the load.... I have a 16" and a 9"... after building the pistol-length gun, I don't even shoot the 16" anymore... I can go sub-sonic with the 9", or I can boost the load and go lighter with the bullet and still get close to 30-30 velocities...

  3. #3
    Boolit Master
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    montana
    Posts
    242
    I read about 200 feet from a 16'' to a 8'' I bought a 8'' stag arms upper and getting complete powder burn up in 8'' with factory ammo

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check