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Old 05-14-2011, 01:28 AM
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Thanks for the replies.

would a SPS-V be better? It has the 26" barrel in comparison to the 20".
I just thought the 20 would be better for reducing barrel vibration.
20" just isn't enough length to stabilize many bullets properly and the longer barrel also allows for more complete powder burn.
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Old 05-14-2011, 06:05 AM
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20" just isn't enough length to stabilize many bullets properly and the longer barrel also allows for more complete powder burn.
I disagree. I read an article where they compared short barrels verses standard length barrels. The short barrel rifles were just as effective to 500 and 600 yards as a standard length barrel. I have played with my own 18" barreled .308 and it shoots just as well as my long barreled .308 (28"). There is a bit of a performance gain with the longer barrel giving me more velocity obviously, but both shoot equally well. .5 MOA is standard with both using 175SMK's and 178 Hornady BTHP's. The 18" is a 1:10 and the 28" is a 1:12.

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Old 05-14-2011, 06:29 AM
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Re: My Long Range Gun Build

thats good to hear tank. i was just thinking how i wanted to build a short barrel rifle, with a 20" or shorter. is yours an AR, or is that a bolt gun.
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Old 05-14-2011, 07:38 AM
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thats good to hear tank. i was just thinking how i wanted to build a short barrel rifle, with a 20" or shorter. is yours an AR, or is that a bolt gun.
Mine is a Winchester 670, on a Hogue Overmolded stock. I think I want to upgrade the stock. The action originally was used for a .270. I had trigger work done and rechambered to .308 with a new barrel.



Shoots very good.

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20" just isn't enough length to stabilize many bullets properly and the longer barrel also allows for more complete powder burn.
How long are the barrels on the pistols that folks are shooting very successfully at 1k?

I could be wrong, but I don't beleive barrel length has much to do with stabilizing bullets. ...unless you need the extra length to attain sufficient velocity for the required RPM.

Several of the cartridges mentioned will completely and efficiently burn powder in a 20 inch barrel.

You will be able to get additional velocity from a longer barrel which may be welcome, if not essential, out past 500 yards.

That said, I don't own anything with a 20 inch barrel.

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Old 05-14-2011, 11:59 AM
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Re: My Long Range Gun Build

Thanks for all the replies! SO if you guys had to choose, would you go with the 26" or the 20"?
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Old 05-14-2011, 04:42 PM
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Thanks for all the replies! SO if you guys had to choose, would you go with the 26" or the 20"?

Well I went with a 26" for my first barrel. So my choice would be 26". I have the 18" because it was given to me for free. 22" would probably be my shortest I would go.

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