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Thread: barrel lengths

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    barrel lengths

    well lads over the past few months i,ve been thinking about
    getting my rifle chopped down a little but i,m wondering whats
    the best length for my rifle . it,s a ruger m77m11 in 223 mainly used for
    hunting and not target stuff but i want to keep it as accurate as possible
    help me out here lads before i make the mistake .

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    Hi I had my 223 remmy 700 done...didnt affect accuracy one bit, though I lost around 50 fps / inch.

    Pete

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    Bought a Tikka T3 Hunter, from new its got a 19" Barrel allready threaded in .25-06, shot a bag of sh-t got it re-crowned 100yrds clover leaf homeload 120gr Partition (for Deer) and as good as one holes 75gr V-MAX (for foxs) I have read some where differant cal react differantly, i would speak to a companute Rifle smith or a trust worthy rifle shot had it done with your cal Rifle. Just my thoughts

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    thanks ladfs i,ve asked a few lads who do alot off shooting with 223,s and they
    all seam to say any were between19-20"is good enough for what i,m looking for
    so i was just makeing sure myself lads .

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    This is something I have been playing with since using a friends 260rem which had been chopped to 19", handled great. Anyway, I have had my 260 knocked back to 20.5", improves the handling and does not cost much velocity. Just acquired a 30/06 with a 20.5" barrel also, have to say I love it already.

    I would get the 223 chopped at around 20".

    Steve Kershaw is the man for this.
    Brian.

    Just because you are paranoid, doesn't mean they aren't out to get you......

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    thanks for all your help lads i,ll let u all know how i go with this 20" cut it is and at the same time i think i,ll give my
    stock a wee thinnning down

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    Barrel shortening is a fashion and will run its course. You are all fashion victims. Me? 271/4" and officially dickless.
    KevinF -

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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinF View Post
    Me? 271/4" and officially dickless.
    Blxxxy hell Kev, if you class 27 1/2" as being 'dickless' what am I at a mere 4 1/2" and that is when it's warm

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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinF View Post
    Barrel shortening is a fashion and will run its course. You are all fashion victims. Me? 271/4" and officially dickless.
    27 1/4"? What you shootin? A Brown Bess?
    You can't say muntjac without saying, Mmmmmm.

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