.40-65 Barrel Length?

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.40-65 Barrel Length?

Post by bucksnort » Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:42 am

Gents,
I'd like to have one of my LREs rebareled in .40-65. It will not be used for any type of competitions (except friendly club matches). Would there be any problem associated with a HVY 32-inch? Thanks.

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Re: .40-65 Barrel Length?

Post by John Bly » Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:01 am

It will be heavy, perhaps 12 1/2 lbs.
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Re: .40-65 Barrel Length?

Post by rdnck » Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:05 am

The rifle will be heavy and poorly balanced. It will also foul more easily with the 32 inch barrel. On the plus side, the extra weight will reduce the recoil--but the recoil from a 40-65 is very light anyway, making this a moot point. My take is that you won't like the longer, heavier barrel. I have a 40-70 Straight with a 30 inch Number 1 heavy barrel, and it carries and balances O.K., but I have seen 40-65 Business rifles with 30 inch barrels that were poorly balanced and awkward to carry and shoot. My 30 inch heavy/half 40-65 is a dream to carry and shoot, and I can recommend that configuration. Shoot straight, rdnck.
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Re: .40-65 Barrel Length?

Post by gunlaker » Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:09 am

I have two Shiloh .40-65's, one with a 30" heavy and one with a 32" heavy barrel. The longer barrel works well but I wouldn't want it as an offhand rifle.

They are both very accurate but I would definitely choose a 30" barrel if you are planning any offhand. I would imagine that a 30" half octagon would be the bee's knees.

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Re: .40-65 Barrel Length?

Post by bucksnort » Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:52 pm

Any idea what the weights are for these two rifles? Thanks, Ed

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Re: .40-65 Barrel Length?

Post by desert deuce » Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:40 pm

Get the one that hits the chicken every time you shoot at it.
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