Re: 24" vs 26" barrel length
I have found the the difference between 24 and 26" barrels interns of velocity can be negated by the specific barrel and chamber. I currently have a 24" 300WM that generates about 20 FPS more velocity than my last 26" rifle. My two 6.5x284's are within 20 FPS of each other. I have seen this more than a few times over the years. I probably wouldn't change out for a 2" barrel difference alone. iMHO.
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