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Thread: Barrel Length Advantage On A Tremor?

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    Barrel Length Advantage On A Tremor?

    Hey all.

    Looking at a Tremor in the middle future. And I am wondering about the length of barrel for long range shooting.

    Between the 29" and the 32".

    From what I know the longer barrel will give faster velocity for longer range shooting. Will it make much of a difference?
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    Different Calibers have different optimal barrel lengths. As for the .50 BMG optimal barrel length is 29 to 32. You *may* get a touch more velocity out of the 32" ( prob around 50fps faster) but you wont see much difference in performance . The key is proper load development and skill to be successful in Long range shooting . I wouldn't choose a 50 as it is way too expensive to shoot and just a lot more nicer calibers out there to work with.

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    you may want to look into rifling twist rate and bullet shape/weight appropriate for long range shooting as well

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    What caliber? because in short.... Yes?

    Nothing sucks more than the trans-sonic barrier stopping you from hitting that last target.... Ask me how I know.

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    For the 50 BMG.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Max Owner View Post
    For the 50 BMG.
    Right, sorry was thinking of the Kracken,

    If you have the bullets to do it, and the range to shoot it, I would go longer barrel.

    But if your ballistics calculations don't require the length, my person experience is that shorter is handier, and fits in cases for transport.
    But yeah... I am in the market for a new barrel (longer) due to the unreliable performance once I hit trans-sonic.

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    I did some research on this before making my 50BMG order - found this article helpful

    http://riflebarrels.com/barrel-lengt...or-the-50-bmg/

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    Thanx Sharpee. What did you get in the end? Cadex or other....?

    So far I have access to 2700 yards. With a 50 on the horizon I will be looking for further.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lacroian View Post
    I wouldn't choose a 50 as it is way too expensive to shoot and just a lot more nicer calibers out there to work with.
    This is pure crazy talk.
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    I live in city and don't even have the privilege to shoot past 600 yard. Yet I still want a 50 bmg and Tremor is what I'm aiming at. Quite a few site sponsors restock 29'' Tremor, and deals can be had if you know what you are doing. My rational side kicked in, now I'm putting money towards a STI DVC OPEN. That said, I personally would just grab a 29'' and call it a day. Hang it on the wall or go out shooting.

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