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Thread: 300 bo barrel lenght

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    Boolit Master

    Lloyd Smale's Avatar
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    Mar 2005
    munising Michigan

    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

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    Boolit Buddy
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    Jun 2008
    St. Charles, MO
    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...

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    Boolit Buddy
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    Mar 2008
    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

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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