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Old 03-04-2010, 12:14 PM
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.243 barrel length?

I'm going to be getting a .243 mainly for long range coyotes. I'm not sure about the length of barrel I should get. I'm leaning towards just a regular savage with the accu stock and accu trigger and just painting it myself to keep the price down. What i'm really wondering though is how much of a difference will a 24" barrel make compared to a 22". I probably wouldn't be shooting any further than 800yds. Any comments or suggestions would be great.


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Old 03-04-2010, 04:44 PM
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Re: .243 barrel length?

Either would be fine. The longer you get the more velocity you will see, but between 22" and 24" there will be very little noticeable difference. The 24" would be my pick. The name of the long range game is velocity+stability=accuracy down range with hard hitting performance. I am a huge advocate of savage and would say you can't go wrong with either. You could only do better going with the Mod 12 varmint series that will provide a 26" barrel. You should be happy with what ever Savage you decide on.

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Old 03-04-2010, 06:30 PM
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Re: .243 barrel length?

+1 on the model 12 varmint series. The Savage model 12 VLP DBM is the one in the series that offers a chambering in 243.
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Old 03-04-2010, 07:53 PM
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Re: .243 barrel length?

Yeah that model 12 does look like a sweet gun. I kinda want to stay away from the fairly heavy models though just because I often snowshoe in a long ways to the spots I call.
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Old 03-04-2010, 08:20 PM
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Re: .243 barrel length?

Of the two choices i would go with the 24 inch. If it were me i like a llllllloooooonnnnnngggggg barrel so i would go with 28+
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Old 03-05-2010, 09:47 PM
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Re: .243 barrel length?

is it that steep where you snow shoe?? for long range heavier is better. a 27.5 inch krieger is about right. for the areas where i get closer shots a i use an h&k 630
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Old 03-06-2010, 11:11 AM
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Re: .243 barrel length?

not really that steep just rolling hills.
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