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Accuracy of a 20" barrel vs a 24" barrel

Discussion in 'GATE Long-Range Shooting' started by Nowhere Man, Feb 28, 2011.

  1. Nowhere Man

    Nowhere Man

    May 22, 2003
    North Port, FL
    I've found a Savage Model 10 Precision Carbine in .308. It comes with a 20" bull barrel.

    How much acuuracy am I giving up with the carbine vs the 10 FCP-K with a 24" barrel at, let's say, 500 and 1000 yards?

  2. Zak Smith

    Zak Smith 3Gunner Millennium Member

    Aug 25, 1999
    Fort Collins, CO, USA
    Mechanical accuracy should not be negatively affected by a shorter barrel.

    You will lose some muzzle velocity which will increase wind drift and drop at distance.

    If the purpose of the rifle is for long-range shooting, get the 24.
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2011