I’m soon going to buy a rifle, Schultz & Larsen Victory, with one barrel in 7x57, because I do love that cartridge for (deer) hunting (medium size). At the same time I want to provide some support, because the great 7x57 has almost vanished over here in Europe, and that’s a big pity in my eyes. Only its rimmed sister the 7x57 R is recently doing well. 7x57 is known as a very balanced round providing high accuracy, good terminal energy at a very low level of recoil as well. The twist rate is traditionally 1 : 8,4, so it loves heavier bullets from 150 – 177 gr. I will mainly use bullets from 154 – 175 gr. with velocities between ca. 2550 fps - 2756 fps. Personally, I’m no fan of short barrels, but think that 24’ might be enough for a good and reasonable performance, maybe 26’ on max. Any suggestions?