Last time I hunted squirrels in KS this time of year, I spent almost as much time hunting for ticks after I got home! I don't remember how many squirrels I got, but I remember I had a good time with friends.
If the length of the barrel was that important, you could have just added some washers between the barrel and the action!:D
I'm interested in a 6.5 just haven't figured out which one. How much more velocity do you think you'll get with those two inches? You have a very nice rifle for sale at a...