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    Blaser R8 Short barrel

    Anyone have a short barrel on their R8? thinking of getting one but would be interested to hear anyone's thoughts, any concerns vs a standard length barrel. Thx

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    What caliber was you thinking of getting ?

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    Had the short barrel on a r93 in 243 performance was no different but made it a very compact rifle and better balance with the moderator on

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    Quote Originally Posted by steveford1 View Post
    why ?

    Some calibers require a longer barrel to ensure the powder has enough time to burn, or you'll get a big drop in velocity, and a lot of muzzle flash.

    I believe magnums, and long action calibers favour a longer barrel, whilst short action seem to be a little more flexible. I wanted a very short barrel rifle for woodland stalking, and chose the 308, & a 16" barrel, but it needed home loads to get the ammunition right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blaire View Post
    Anyone have a short barrel on their R8? thinking of getting one but would be interested to hear anyone's thoughts, any concerns vs a standard length barrel. Thx
    yes I have a R8 professional success in a 30.06,
    it has a 50cm barrel length,
    it is used for following up wounded animals and is ideal as the for carryiny on my back without the barrel sticking above my head and not getting caught up in any undergrowth,
    this barrel length comes in four calibre only .308,.30.06,8x57 and 9,3x62
    mine shoots as straight as any other rifle,
    what are your needs for a short barrel?

    Tony

    UKDTR
    Deer track and recovery
    Free of charge and confidential service

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    Quote Originally Posted by steveford1 View Post
    why ?

    As stated certain certain calibres require certain barrel lengths to get the most out of them

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    Thanks all. It is for a 308. To be honest the main reason was because there was a short semi weight barrel available in stock and I had read articles re there being no lack of accuracy on a short barrel.
    But have decided to go for a standard semi weight barrel length.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blaire View Post
    But have decided to go for a standard semi weight barrel length.
    Good choice, same like mine.
    I have no mod on it so is very compact and well ballanced , perfect for my woodland stalking.

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    I have R8 in .308 with a 20.5" semi weight barrel. Compact, balanced and insanely accuarate!

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