Technical gqestion about barrel length.

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Technical gqestion about barrel length.

Post by squinty_shooter » Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:41 pm

Rule 3.1.1 sub e states that the barrel must not exceed 26 inches. My question is WHERE do you start your measurement at the breach end, or the front of the bullet/chamber, or the leade? The rule book offers no guidance and I am getting conflicting opinions. If it turns out to be some "commonly" accepted practice, how do we maintain uniformity or equipment acceptance from match to match. Thanks to all to help clear this muddy stream.
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Re: Technical gqestion about barrel length.

Post by dustinflint » Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:54 pm

It's measured from the bolt face to the end of the barrel. (See Rule 3.1(g))

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Re: Technical gqestion about barrel length.

Post by Sporty » Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:45 pm

Just so there's no confusion, the High Power Silhouette rifle barrel can be up to 30 inches; 3.1 (g). The High Power Hunting Silhouette rifle barrel is limited to 26 inches; 3.1.1 (e). Same for smallbore.
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Re: Technical gqestion about barrel length.

Post by OldRanger » Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:07 am

Close the bolt. Insert dowel. Mark end of barrel. Remove dowel. Measure.
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Re: Technical gqestion about barrel length.

Post by Jerry G » Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:01 am

That is too easy Chris. You should add a few extra steps to make it more dificult.

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Post by OldRanger » Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:28 am

Sorry Jerry, but I am a simple man....
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Re: Technical gqestion about barrel length.

Post by squinty_shooter » Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:42 pm

So to keep beating this horse, I am relatively new to SB Silhouette. I hear horror stories about "the box". What is it, does it have merit, and how do I make sure my equipment complies with it...
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Re: Technical gqestion about barrel length.

Post by DavidABQ » Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:43 pm

squinty_shooter wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:42 pm
So to keep beating this horse, I am relatively new to SB Silhouette. I hear horror stories about "the box". What is it, does it have merit, and how do I make sure my equipment complies with it...
Thanks in advance.
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Oh no! You had to go and bring up "the Box." :shock:

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Re: Technical gqestion about barrel length.

Post by Jerry G » Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:58 am

It is a jig to measure your rifle to comply with the size tequirements in the rule book. If you have a standard hunter rifle you should have nothing to worry about. If you have a 'way out' standard rifle you might want to study the rule book.

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Re: Technical gqestion about barrel length.

Post by squinty_shooter » Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:27 pm

Someone mentioned to me that their rifle was too long OAL even though bbl length complied. I cannot find anything about OAL requirements. Is my nubie itis leg getting yanked?

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Re: Technical gqestion about barrel length.

Post by acorneau » Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:53 pm

I double-checked the rulebook and didn't see anything about overall length. Perhaps your acquaintance is mistaken.
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Re: Technical gqestion about barrel length.

Post by atomicbrh » Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:01 pm

The 7 inch rule was the problem for most of the rifles that would not fit the NRA jig.
I think the silhouette committee dropped that rule in 2017.
Tall people who needed long stocks would violate the old 7 inch rule if the toe of their recoil pad continued the lower line of the stock.
If memory serves me correctly the rule was the bottom of the stock could not extend 7 inches below the centerline of the bore.

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