A while ago I made the decision I wanted a new 300 WSM. I was going to buy the Remington CDl B&C, which I understood had a 26 inch barrel. Since this was a limited edition gun, I could not find one, so I did my research and was told the Remington CDL SF was the same gun, and that all magnum guns had a 26 inch barrel, while non-magnum guns had a 24 inch barrel. When I went to buy the gun, my dealer told me the same thing. I just got the gun, and see it is a 24 inch barrel. I called Remington this morning, and the gentleman in customer service told me the exact same thing as I had heard/read before. I have now compared my gun with a friends B&C and see his is a 26 inch barrel, while mine is a 24 inch barrel.
Everything I read is that the longer barrel is a better performing gun with the magnum guns, with more MV and a flatter shooting gun (less drop). Does anyone know if this is true> We were planning to use the same set-up for our reloading and now I am not sure things will match up the same.
Why can't Remington get me the correct information? That is ridiculous, and I am a Remington guy.