Re: Aluminum or steel bull barrel on my 10/22?
With 22LR the ammunition is more important than barrel weight. A heavier barrel will provide a better follow up shot should you need it. Even with a 22LR there is a little recoil that is going to cause you to jump just a hair (nothing like a centerfire obviously). The aluminum barrel will amplify this due to the lack of weight. Depending on its intended purpose the heavier barrel would be the better option for a target shooting scenario or short walks in the woods. Should it be just a hunting rifle, then the lighter barrel is the better option. Think about application and allow that to be your guide to your new purchase.
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Last edited by liltank; 01-05-2010 at 03:21 PM.