Shortening the barrel on a .30-06

tjwaines

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#1
I've just managed to get my hands on a split mint Tikka M695 in .30-06, only had 200 rounds through it but it's not threaded. Going to stick a mod on it for obvious reasons, but wondering about having it shortened at the same time. I realise top end performance could be lessened by shortening it, but just fancy it a little less pokey in length. Current factory barrel is 22". How much can I get away with lopping off - 2 or 3" ?
 

Muir

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#2
I've just managed to get my hands on a split mint Tikka M695 in .30-06, only had 200 rounds through it but it's not threaded. Going to stick a mod on it for obvious reasons, but wondering about having it shortened at the same time. I realise top end performance could be lessened by shortening it, but just fancy it a little less pokey in length. Current factory barrel is 22". How much can I get away with lopping off - 2 or 3" ?
I would leave it.~Muir
 

Border

Well-Known Member
#10
If you shorten it too much the muzzle blast in the moderator will approach 300 Win Mag levels, not good for the life of the moderator. I would get an over barrel model as advised earlier.
If you retain original length it can also be shot comfortably without the moderator.
 

tjwaines

Well-Known Member
#11
Yep, going to leave it the length it is and just have it threaded. Got a second hand Atec maxim coming tomorrow so jobs a carrot. Cheers.
 

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