Gunsmithing  Need Finished 26" Barrel Length - What Length Blank Should I Buy?

IndianaRem5r

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I am looking to buy my own Bartlein barrel in 6.5mm. If I order a 29" blank in Heavy Palma, will that work for the smith to final size to 26"?

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Xander3Zero

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I believe the blanks are sized approximately 1" longer than their respective finished length. For example, that 29" heavy palma blank can be finished at 28" max, and a 27" blank is typically finished at 26".
 

Wannashootit

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Per their website, a Heavy Palma will be one inch overlength- 31"- to finish at 30" with a muzzle of of .90.
Taper after the step is only .004/inch in that contour, so cutting a few more inches off the barrel will increase muzzle OD by that amount.