shorten barrel risks vs. reward?
i own a remington 700p in 308win, it has the 24" bbl, but i find it ungainly and awkward to handle in the field, i've spoken to a gunsmith about cutting it back to 19" i think that would make it easier to get in and out of my truck and into hides, i realize i'll lose velocity (have heard anywhere from 20fps -75fps per inch) the maximum range i shoot at game (coyotes) is 600 yds usually no more than 400yds. my question is will the shortened barrel potentially affect my accuracy, i've heard a shorter barrel is stiffer thus less whip and possibly more accurate, any prespective would help thanks
Last edited by hillbily; 02-14-2010 at 11:16 AM.
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