Originally Posted by Ernie
I wouldn't go shorter than 12 inches myself, and would prefer to be 14-15" minimum.
Have you considered the 6.5 Creedmore or something like that.
MGM would make you a nice Encore barrel.
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could also build you a very compact and accurate set-up.
I prefer the MOA far above the TC.
So is what Im hoping for unrealistic???
I thought it was well within reach but I guess I could be wrong, but I know a few guys that shoot 8-10" barrels and straight cased rounds likes .480, .454, .500 that have no problem taking deer up to 200 yds. I guess I thought a smaller bullet out of a slightly longer barrel moving quicker would be at the least as good and probably better.
So would a 12" barrel and something like a .308 or 7mm-08 do what I want and if not what would be realistic with this type of set up. I was just hoping to find a popular caliber round so that I would have a lot of factory ammo options.
Why would you stay away from the -06 rounds? Please dont take this wrong Im not questioning your advice, but I am just completely clueless on this and would like to know how or why certain set ups will or wont work, thanks again
I guess I just think that having a 15" barrel or longer kind of makes a pistol pointless, if Im going to have that much gun why not just have a full rifle???