30" Bull Barrel May 21, 2020, 08:45:47 PM Hi,I am in the process of completing my first 6.5 build. When I purchased my barrel blank, I opted for some extra length in case of issues when I machined it. I now have the length for a 30" barrel and am considering using it all. Does anyone have any thoughts about this excessive length? Also, I am trying to select a starting powder. Having used Hybrid 100V in the past with great results it seems like a natural starting point. Since all of the reloading data that I have is for a 24" barrel, does anyone have a recommendation for a powder that will fill the case and make use of the length of the barrel? I am starting with the Nosler 140gr RDF's as they were a reasonably good pick and cheap near me. My intent is to shoot long-range paper for fun from a bench in reasonably fair weather. I would like this to be the first gun that I take to 1000yds.