It depends on what you want.
A 16-18 inch tube will do good for you.
I am really interested in continuing load development with H-4350 and see how it yields compared to H-4831sc.
With the 15 and 16 inch barrels it may be the ticket.
I like the 17-18 tubes, but that is just me.
If you are considering the SAUM, WSM, LRM or Dakota, I would surely go with a 18"
Originally Posted by TXshooter
The more I read about it the more I like it. What would you consider an optimal barrel length. 18"?