As the title suggests I have a Howa 1500 varmint in .243 with the wooden thumb hole stock. When the mod is on, it truely is a huge and heavy piece of kit. I really do not want to get rid of it, but because of its bulk I am thinking of doing so. My requirements are quite modest, I dont shoot at long range, its used for deer and fox but its used much less than it actually deserves because I can hardly lift it out of the cabinet.
So I am going to start by cutting down the barrel. Its a standard 24 inch barrel and I wonder if someone could guide me as to how much I can cut off of it before it sarts to have genuine real world effect on its ability to do the job I ask of it.