Alright guys I have been searching for information for this and just cannot find what I'm looking for , so here it goes. I am looking for a 1-500 yard truck gun for everything from rats to coyotes. I already have a .260 but with a heavy barrel and weighing in at 13 pounds its not so handy as a throw it up and shoot type. I have an ar lower waiting for an upper and Ive been very intrigued with the .204 ruger but I already have a ton of .223 components so thinking the 20 practical would be my natural choice. So here's my delima, I can't find any information on this round with a shorter barrel like 16 inch. I'm thinking a fluted stainless 16 inch barrel for this. I know ill loose some performance but it should still be way better than the .223 right? And cheaper which is another bonus. For coyotes it would prob be 300 yards max. Any thoughts or suggestions? I figure there's got to be some encore or contender guys with some experience with this round in a shorter barrel. But any experience/suggestions/comments welcome.