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Hi All,

I have access to a Ruger 77, tang safety in .338. It's kinda awkward for me and I was thinking of a rebarrel with a 22". Looks handy to me, but, what do I gain and what do I lose (IE velocity, etc.)??

I own a .300win and a .375HH, so, this would be a project gun for fun.

what do you think???
 

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It seems to me that you would gain a bit more noise, and loose a bit of muzzle velocity ( boy that took some great thought on my part, heh?). What you would gain is a rifle that is handier for you, offers no real disadvantage in power or ballistics, and is what you want. Why not??
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If the barrel is just too long then why not just shorten it or have it shortened. Personally if you want a magnum cartridge for it's performance then you need the longer barrel to get the true worth or it otherwise you might as well have a standard cartridge and benefit from the savings it brings.
 
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