.270 WSM in 22" barrel

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by blong, Dec 19, 2005.

  1. blong

    blong Member

    Oct 27, 2004
    .270 WSM in 22\" barrel

    I was just curious as to how efficient a .270 WSM would be in a 22" barrel. Most factory rifles that I have seen chambered for .270 WSM have a 23"-24" barrel. Would there be a lot of performance loss between a 22" and 24" barrel (all other things being equal)? Thanks in advance for any replies!
  2. hvyw8t

    hvyw8t Well-Known Member

    Mar 9, 2005
    Re: .270 WSM in 22\" barrel

    I think you could with that caliber plan on 50-75 fps loss per inch. I wouldnt choose a 22 inch barrel for the 270wsm myself. Sort of defeats the point of that caliber in my opinion.