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Old 10-04-2012, 01:19 AM
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22" vs 24"

Is there a significant advantage of a 24" barrel over a 22" in a .308 WIN?
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Old 10-04-2012, 03:14 AM
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Re: 22" vs 24"

I'm guessing, but probably about 15 fps for each inch.

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Old 10-04-2012, 06:24 AM
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Re: 22" vs 24"

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Is there a significant advantage of a 24" barrel over a 22" in a .308 WIN?
The 308 was designed for 20'' barrels and although they will gain velocity with a longer barrel
it will not be very much.

If you go to a 24 or 26'' barrel you will gain maybe 50 ft/sec over a 22'' barrel.

The use is more important. for hunting, 22'' to 24'' is perfict. For targets where you want all
the velocity possible and dont have to carry it a 27'' or 28 is ideal. Also with iron sites the 28''
barrel gives you a better sight radus.

My preference on 308 based cartriges for hunting is 22' or 23'' barrels. With a short action these
rifles are handy and give up very little velocity plus being shorter the barrel is stiffer and seems
to be more accurate.

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Re: 22" vs 24"

J E Custom gave you a very good answer. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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J E Custom gave you a very good answer. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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Ditto this. J E Custom gave very good advice.


that being said, I went with a 26, because my rifle has to fill the role of competition and hunting, so I too what compromise I could, and went with a heavy sport we, as opposed to a heavier barrel
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Re: 22" vs 24"

Thank you - J E Custom.

I have a 308 with 22" barrel on order. After I placed the order, I discovered that there was a 24" available. I was second guessing myself, knowing that a longer barrel equals a faster, and therefore, straighter shot. I feel much better now and anxiously await my new rifle.

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Re: 22" vs 24"

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Thank you - J E Custom.

I have a 308 with 22" barrel on order. After I placed the order, I discovered that there was a 24" available. I was second guessing myself, knowing that a longer barrel equals a faster, and therefore, straighter shot. I feel much better now and anxiously await my new rifle.

Kevin
22 is pretty standard for the caliber, yours will work well for you.
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