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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

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    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?

    Dave
     
  2. Zak Smith

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    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.
     

    #2 Zak Smith, Mar 1, 2011
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2011