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#12042116 - 05/19/17 Shortening barrel for 7RemMag?  
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Hey fellas would you cut a factory barrel down from 26" to 24" or leave it for a 7mm Remington magnum?

Yeah I lose some fps, I get it.

Rifle seems to balance pretty well as it is though.

Thoughts?

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#12042722 - 05/19/17 Re: Shortening barrel for 7RemMag? [Re: WDEA]  
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Originally Posted by WDEA
Hey fellas would you cut a factory barrel down from 26" to 24" or leave it for a 7mm Remington magnum?

Yeah I lose some fps, I get it.

Rifle seems to balance pretty well as it is though.

Thoughts?
.....................As you say. If the rifle seems to balance pretty well as it is, then why touch it?.......I wouldn't.....


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#12042750 - 05/19/17 Re: Shortening barrel for 7RemMag? [Re: WDEA]  
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I love a 26 in barrel... Don't mess with it.. Get a rifle with a shorter tube, and have a spare..

#12042767 - 05/19/17 Re: Shortening barrel for 7RemMag? [Re: WDEA]  
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#12042777 - 05/19/17 Re: Shortening barrel for 7RemMag? [Re: WDEA]  
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I already have a couple handy Woods rifles, I'd leave a 26" 7mm Rem alone.


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#12042798 - 05/19/17 Re: Shortening barrel for 7RemMag? [Re: WDEA]  
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Thx fellas, I appreciate the info....

Long live 26"!!!!

#12042811 - 05/19/17 Re: Shortening barrel for 7RemMag? [Re: WDEA]  
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Why stop at 24

Try 22


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#12043198 - 05/19/17 Re: Shortening barrel for 7RemMag? [Re: WDEA]  
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Leave it. It balances well, you say?

My 27 inch heavy barreled '98 in 30-06 shoots 1 inch groups at 300, with a good rest. Muzzle heavy, steady to hold, recoil is negligible.

Why have a magnum without a 26 inch barrel - that is the design...probably for reason. Those two inches are not going to make that much difference in handling anyway. Conversely, it won't make that much diff in MV, either, but it may in balance and perceived recoil. Leave it alone.


Now, we can discuss my 17 inch barreled RU77 in '06....... smile

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#12043295 - 05/20/17 Re: Shortening barrel for 7RemMag? [Re: elkhunternm]  
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Well, I guess the " 23" optimum " barrel length has fallen from favor. - ? ?

Personally, I don't have any problem with 24 OR 26 " barrels.

Rifle balance "trumps" all.

Jerry


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#12043301 - 05/20/17 Re: Shortening barrel for 7RemMag? [Re: WDEA]  
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I was gonna say- go 23"!


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#12043303 - 05/20/17 Re: Shortening barrel for 7RemMag? [Re: jwall]  
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Yup,rifle balance is more important. smile


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#12043306 - 05/20/17 Re: Shortening barrel for 7RemMag? [Re: WDEA]  
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#12043363 - 05/20/17 Re: Shortening barrel for 7RemMag? [Re: elkhunternm]  
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Originally Posted by elkhunternm
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#12043370 - 05/20/17 Re: Shortening barrel for 7RemMag? [Re: WDEA]  
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24" is perfect balance for this set up.

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Mine wears a 23".

#12044966 - 05/21/17 Re: Shortening barrel for 7RemMag? [Re: WDEA]  
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Originally Posted by WDEA
Hey fellas would you cut a factory barrel down from 26" to 24" or leave it for a 7mm Remington magnum?

Yeah I lose some fps, I get it.

Rifle seems to balance pretty well as it is though.

Thoughts?



It seems you can live with it the way it is, by your statement "Rifle seems to balance pretty well as it is".... Why even ask us????


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#12045096 - 05/21/17 Re: Shortening barrel for 7RemMag? [Re: bsa1917hunter]  
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Originally Posted by bsa1917hunter
Originally Posted by WDEA
Hey fellas would you cut a factory barrel down from 26" to 24" or leave it for a 7mm Remington magnum?

Yeah I lose some fps, I get it.

Rifle seems to balance pretty well as it is though.

Thoughts?



It seems you can live with it the way it is, by your statement "Rifle seems to balance pretty well as it is".... Why even ask us????


Yep. A couple inches does not make a big difference in weight, but does get you a bit more performance. I love my 26-inch barrels.


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#12045271 - 05/21/17 Re: Shortening barrel for 7RemMag? [Re: WDEA]  
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7 mags really need the barrel to be 26 to make best use of the powder....if you get too short may as well have a 708 or 280

#12045362 - 05/21/17 Re: Shortening barrel for 7RemMag? [Re: WDEA]  
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Bullschit.

How much "performance" is anyone seeing with a 2" of "barrel advantage". Another issue that doesn't exist or matter for jack schit.


Retube it to 30"


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#12045708 - 05/21/17 Re: Shortening barrel for 7RemMag? [Re: 16bore]  
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Originally Posted by 16bore
Bullschit.
How much "performance" is anyone seeing with a 2" of "barrel advantage". Another issue that doesn't exist or matter for jack schit.

Retube it to 30"


Steelhead, is that you ?

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#12045747 - 05/21/17 Re: Shortening barrel for 7RemMag? [Re: WDEA]  
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My barrels have gradually been getting shorter. My 7mm rem mag is 24" and 23" wouldn't bother me. I find the shorter barrel much less unwieldy than the 26" and the performance difference is vastly overblown. My chronograph will show you that it's ain't a 280.

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If you like it at 26" then leave it!

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