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Old 02-21-2011, 05:13 PM
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On non-magnum calibers what barrel length do you guys prefer ?
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Old 02-21-2011, 05:29 PM
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That would depend on the caliber.

25-06=26" barrel.
270-Winchester= 24" barrel.
30-06= 22" barrel.
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Old 02-21-2011, 05:38 PM
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As a rule of thumb;

22" to 24"

Only one pick 24"
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Old 02-21-2011, 06:06 PM
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26" barrels are my cup of tea. Even my 22lr's have 27" barrels.
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Old 02-21-2011, 06:57 PM
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Depends on the chambering. Not all non-magnums are the same.
A 220 Swift is gonna require a much longer barrel than the .308 Winchester.
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Old 02-21-2011, 11:59 PM
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I agree with Blackelk. 24" is okay for a non-magn um. 26" are best. I like that this is the trend these days. When I used to have non-magnums they were all 22" and even the magnums were 24". You lose some velocity. 26" are where the ballistic data used by all the ammo manufacturers comes from.
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