Im looking at buying a new browning abolt II or Tikka T3 in 30-06. I'm wondering what barrel length to get, is 22" an acceptable barrel or do i want to go longer? I'm planning on using this in the woods of northern MN so shots will be inside 200 yards. Thanks for any input.
You'll enjoy the A-Bolt II rifle. They're awesome actions. 22" barrel is kind of short, but for your specified ranges, you'll never notice any difference. The .30-06 is also a classic round, as well.
If you ever want a longer barrel, or a different caliber based off the '06 family (.270, .280, .280 AI, .30-06 AI, .25-06, 6.5-284 Norma, etc...) you will only have to swap out the barrel, and have a custom barrel installed. They make excellent custom rifles.