Originally Posted by emn83
I went with a 26...so, with your guidelines, I'd go with a 24 inch...I have no problems maneuvering mine around with the longer barrel
A 24" barrel is fine in a short action and if it is not awkward in a stand you are good to go.
I normally make short barreled rifles with a little heaver contour and this helps on running targets
and accuracy. As we all know a long barrel with a heavy contour is muzzle heavy and is not ideal
for running or follow up shots.
The 308s,708s,260s, and 243s perform well with short barrels and are very handy. the longest
.308 barrel I ever used was 28" and the advantage was with Iron Sites (IT gave it a long site
radius) velocity was not that much better than a 22" barrel (Around 100 ft/sec).
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