Re: 20 inch barrel
I have a Remington model 7 in 300 short action ultra mag. It has a 22 in barrel and I use a 168 gr Berger and I am getting 3000 fps using R19. I also have a 308 with a 20 in barrel. It is a heavier rifle with a bigger barrel on it and a nightforce scope. It is great out at the range to shoot to 600 yds. If I hunt with this set up I feel like I will want to sit some place or set up a blind, just because of the weight. The model 7 is a lightweight rifle and is easier to carry around. I can shoot the 308 all day if I want, the model 7 recoils alot more and after about 10 shots i,m done for the day. I was thinking about a muzzle brake for that rifle.
I have been looking at these guys shooting pistols and using short barrels so why cant I use a short barrel in a rifle and get just as much or more than they are. And some of those guys are very accurate at long range.
I was wondering also about long action with short barrels, like maybe a 338 edge in a 20 or 22 in barrel. Or maybe that cartridge just needs more barrel to work properly.
I am curious what you decide.