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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