Originally Posted by MontanaRifleman
With RL17 I was able to push 180 bullets to 3200 fps out of a long throated 24 3/8" SAKO barrel. With H4350 I got 3000 fps. Either will do the job to well past 600 yds.
Thanks MR. The factory barrel is 24" so I was really looking for velocities in the 22" range.
I know there will be some. It is just a matter of just how much and whether or not it will have a meaninful difference at practical ranges. I built a 22" 260 a while back and there were quite a few people that seemed to think that a 2-4" difference was going to absolutely kill its performance. That was absolutely not the case. There is less than 50 fps difference between it and my heavy 26" long range rifle.