Mcgowen 6mm Ackley

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by mtwood24, Oct 16, 2012.

  1. mtwood24

    mtwood24 Active Member

    Mar 31, 2012
    Just ordered my barrel today, they said it would be 12 weeks till ready to ship. I got the savage varmint contour, bead blasted stainless steel, 29 inch barrel with 1-8 twist and recessed target crown. plan on using it for long range/coyotes/deer. should I make any changes before it is too late? It's going on a savage model 110 action.
  2. Trickymissfit

    Trickymissfit Well-Known Member

    Jun 11, 2010
    a 6mmAI really dosn't need anything longer than 26", and the longer barrel length will contribute to harmonics. I shot one for several seasons with a 24" heavy barrel, and saw little velocity drop. I'd have it throated for something like the 105 grain AMAX bullet.