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Old 02-20-2004, 10:47 AM
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Is 22" sufficient or should I go with 24"? I will be shooting both factory and hotter loads. Thanks!
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I'd take the 24" as well.
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Old 02-20-2004, 12:17 PM
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If i had a choice i'd get the 24" as well, however the 22" is sufficient and either will do fine from a 270 win. You may be able to get a little more velocity out of the 24" but i don't think you'll be able to tell the difference unless shooting thru a chrony.
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Hi Back40,

I guess before I'd answer that question I'd ask myself.....how to I envision using this rifle most of the time? If the answer is a short walk in to sit on a stand overlooking lots of open space......I'd take the 24". If I planned on using it in an environment that is predominantly open.....and long shots are the rule.....I'd take the 24". If I intended to use it anywhere the extra 2" wouldn't extract a penalty......I'd take the 24".

But if I intended to use it in thick, heavy, cover. Or if I was going to be carrying it all the time, (little sitting.....or other means of travel), or if I was hunting in an area where a "long shot" is only 200 yards......I'd take the 22" barrel.

The .270 Winchester gives up very little in the way of meaningful velocity when it goes from a 24" barrel to a 22" barrel. But it does give up something in handiness. I'd decide what I intended it's predominant use would be.....and make my decision accordingly!

Good luck with your decision!

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Old 02-20-2004, 01:45 PM
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Well I'd post my answer but I'd be typing the same thing that AK did.
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Old 02-20-2004, 01:56 PM
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I have both one a pump 22" and abolt 24" barrel, both harvested animals with little troubles. As AK mentioned it really depends on your situation and application which one will be best suited.
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Old 02-20-2004, 11:56 PM
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24" Good luck.
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Old 02-21-2004, 05:47 AM
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Default RE: Barrel length for 270win?

I've got a 270 with a 22' barrel and one with a 24' inch barrel. They both kill deer or anything I shoot with them. Most manufacturers use a 22' barrel on their Non-Magnum rifles. I guess this could be to save costs in manufacturing, but I think they do it because it works. I don't notice all that much difference in the two that I have. Both are accurate and dependable rifles!
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