What's your rifle barrel length of choice?

What's your rifle barrel length of choice?

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    Votes: 58 37.9%
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    Votes: 27 17.6%
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    Votes: 32 20.9%
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    Votes: 22 14.4%
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    Votes: 1 0.7%

  • Total voters
    153

comfisherman

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Kodiak
Looking at my last office safe pic...

375. 18.5
270wsm. 18
7 rum. 21
22 wmr. 16.5
17 hmr. 16.5
17 wsm. 20

17 hornet getting cut at 20
204 getting cur to 20 for thick enough for a can.

My High desert guns... probably average 27+...
 

codyadams

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Jan 7, 2015
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Southwest Wyoming
In the last few years I have decided I prefer 20" for everything involving hunting where I have to carry the rifle more than say, a hundred yards, supressed or not. And I in no way feel at a disadvantage. Took my elk last year at 1036 yards with a 20" barreled rifle, the elk didn't seem to care about the loss of velocity from a 26" 🤪 now when I pick up a 26" rifle with a can, I feel like I'm carrying around a flagpole ha ha. I still have a 29" barreled .260 AI, but I'm strongly considering chopping it down. Only reason I haven't yet is because it's pretty much a dedicated pronghorn gun......doesn't get very far from the truck ha ha
 

Taylorbok

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Sask
I'm pretty much shooting 100% suppressed, 16-18" on my timber to 800 yard mountain elk rifles.
24" on my open country 1100 yard thumper that also wears a can.
I wish we could run suppressors here. 16" plus a can sounds like the perfect set up.
 

HuntnPack

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Feb 21, 2012
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The Wilderness
My current build is going to wear a 24”
Carbon Bartlein Sendero.
I’ll utilize a QD system for my Nomad LT
This will work well for my intended use.
Still a manageable carry length, & keep
The velocity where I need it.
 
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Calvin45

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Apr 13, 2019
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Location
Nipawin, Saskatchewan, Canada
I too just spun up a 24'' 300 PRC. We've ran 20 & 22'' PRC's, while they are a handy rifles suppressed, the loss in muzzle velocity left us wanting more......it was also just a good reason to build another gun :)
AlwAys important to have A reason up your sleeve. I could have taken a moose with my .300 Winnie or 270 no probleM. But I needed the .358 norma I won off an auction and my wife understands that hahahahha!!!!
 
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