Originally Posted by G22inSC
I want to build a 20" "heavy type" barrel for Eastern woods use as a deer gun and bench rifle. Should I go with a .308 or 30-06? I want something a little different and do not known anyone with a short barrel 06. Maybe there is a reason for that. I am a little concerned about the muzzle blast. Do you think it would be much greater than the standard ole .308? Thanks for any suggestions.
Go with the .308 and if you get down my way (Goose Creek), you can try some 180 Aluminum tipped ones. They work great out of the 308 Wichita pistol. Just make sure you get a barrel twist (nothing slower than a 10") that will allow you some flexibility with the advent and deveoping high BC movement.
On the short barrelled 06, HK made some for a while in their HK940 series and they had a "K" suffix (HK940K) on their shorter models.