6.5 saum barrel length suggestions

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Couch11b, Oct 30, 2018.

  1. 24”

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  2. 22”

    4 vote(s)
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  3. 20”

    2 vote(s)
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  4. 18”

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  5. 16”

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  1. Couch11b

    Couch11b Well-Known Member

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    Building a rifle for hunting. Will be threaded so suppressor is possible. Shooting 130 bergers all the way to the 140 accubond long range. Thank you!
     
  2. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

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    IT may look dorky sticking way out there but I'd go with the 24" on your list and preferably 26". That way you maximize the potential of the cartridge.
     
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  3. Bear cat

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    What are the typical speeds on the barrel lengths?
     
  4. Kimber7man

    Kimber7man Well-Known Member

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    24” GAP will get easy 3050 with 140’s and 61 H1000
     
  5. sable tireur

    sable tireur Well-Known Member

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    I use a 20" barrel with a suppressor for certain competitions and hunting.

    I use a 26" barrel plus a muzzle brake for other types of competitions and longer range hunting without the brake.

    This is a very flexible cartridge for shooting either lighter, 120-123 grain bullets, 130 gr. competition bullets up to 140 gr for both hunting and competition if needed.
     
  6. snookntarpon

    snookntarpon Well-Known Member

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    I had a 24" and got a 22". I lose about 60 fps but the rifle is lighter and feels a lot shorter than just 2" with the suppressor. Regardless of what length you end up with, cut as much as you can from the breech end. it reduces more weight per" than from the tip of the barrel.
    Snt
     
  7. bbckfh

    bbckfh Well-Known Member

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    I'd base my choice based more on where you hunt (terrain, cover, etc.) than other concerns.

    For that reason, I went with a suppressed 22" for my ballistically-similar 6.5PRC.
     
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