6.5 creedmoor barrel length

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Travis Krajnik, Feb 24, 2013.

  1. Travis Krajnik

    Travis Krajnik Member

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    Trying to figure out which barrel I would be better off going with, either a 24,26,or 28 inch to get the most out of a 6.5 Creedmoor?
     
  2. Browninglover1

    Browninglover1 Well-Known Member

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    The original boxes of Hornady ammo gave the velocity specs from a 28" barrel. My smith told me he personally wouldn't go any longer than 26" because you just aren't burning enough powder to get significant gains with the longer barrel. He suggested a 24" would be adequate, but I wanted a 26 to match my other rifle so that's what I'm building off of.
     

  3. cwinner

    cwinner Well-Known Member

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    I'm shooting a 25.5" and getting 2850 fps +/- with 42.5 gr H 4350 and 140 A-max bullets........awesome accuracy.