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Thread: 17HMR barrel length

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    17HMR barrel length

    Does anyone have any idea what the advantage or disadvantage, apart from handling, a 14inch barrel would have over say a 22/23 inch one. I am thinking of maximum use out to 140 yards.
    Ammo would be 17 grn.

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    at longer range the mv would be less with the shorter barrel but to be fair for the ranges you would use a hmr at it would really matter.

    14 inchs will be fine but if it was me i wouldnt go below 16 inchs. i had a 18 inch barrel annie hmr with over barrel mod and that was lovely and compact
    Last edited by jay 22; 02-11-2010 at 09:27.

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    I shot a Thompson Center handgun in testing that has a 14" barrel, using 17 grain bullets. The speeds were in the 2380 fps range, on a very cold day.~Muir

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    Im having my 22 inch cz chopped down to 16 in the next couple of weeks purely for shotability from a car.

    George

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    My CZ has a 16" barrel and DM80 over barrel moderator. It is very pointable and compact and I have chron'd the HMR at circa 2450fps.

    Perfect length as far as I am concerned for serious bunny bashing.

    Cheers + ATVB

    Philip

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    I have the 14 inch Annie hmr, works fine out to as far as I can see them, best to date is a 230 yard bunny.
    Not sure about the lack of velocity at that range, I would have asked the rabbit, but the far side of his head was missing

    Neil.

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    Minimal difference at 140 yards. I keep mine full length because I dont shoot from vehicles still a very light rifle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevienicknacks View Post
    Minimal difference at 140 yards. I keep mine full length because I dont shoot from vehicles still a very light rifle.
    Difference in what? Just curious.~Muir

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muir View Post
    Difference in what? Just curious.~Muir
    Muir, I was suggesting that there would be minimal difference in velocity/bullet drop at 140 yards by taking a few inches off the barrel.

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    Well i personally have had both a cz and a sako quad which were cut down to 16 inch lovely balanced rifles

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