The barrel on the savage is pretty skinny. I think it is one of the lightest guns I own. Given the recoil, I would not mind a heavier barrel, quite frankly.
The barrel length thing could again be related to the paradigm that these guns are for use in thick brush at close range. It might be related also to the type of powder that they burn, which might have properties more akin to pistol powder ?
Originally Posted by snox801
I would bet because the balance would be horrible..