Originally Posted by kevinbridges71
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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