I know this subject has been covered in a previous thread for 30-06, an older thread. Just wanted some thoughts on 30-06 barrel lengths as I am having my 6.5 x 55 re-barrelled in 30-06 Ackley ( Krieger match barrel ). I know some folk say 30-06 should be 24 inch or more but due to me being a short arse I have opted for a 22 inch barrel which I think will be 22.5 finished length, could have gone 24 but with a mod it seems to long for me. Just wondering how many of you shoot short 30-06 rifles and how they perform? I know I will probably lose around 40 fps with the 1.5 inch off a normal 24 inch barrel but as it is an Ackely I should be able to gain that speed back plus a wee bit more I believe, as I understand AI will give a wee bit more speed but not alot, though less case trimming I understand?