Okay guys i need some opinions. I prefer fist hand but any experience is better than none. i am building my first build. it is a 260 caliber. i am looking at barrels. i was told in person by a seal snipers that most of them are switching to short fat barrels instead of 28" + barrels. He tells me that 200 ft per second is really not that big of deal even at 1400+ yards? with no loss of accuracy compared to the weight and movability perfect for hunting. just shooting from the bench does not really matter. i also was told that i would loose roughly 30 ft per second per inch for my 260cal. so if i went with a 20" or 22" instead of 26" or 28" that it would be less than 200 ft per second. but what about out at 1,000yrds with this rifle am i going to wish i had that 200 ft per second???? I don't want to skimp on the most important part of my gun. i know they are some excellent shooters here that have shot or own short fat barrels as well as 28"+ so please share your experiences.