ModeratorJanuary 3, 2020 at 12:48 am296 Bullseyes
Caliber ? As far as I’m a where a 6.5 Cm losses about 14 ft/s per inch
MemberJanuary 3, 2020 at 1:13 am1 Bullseye
Sorry ,260 Remington .
MemberJanuary 3, 2020 at 1:16 am1 Bullseye
If I cut two inches that leaves 20.5 should be enough in 260,what do you think ?
ModeratorJanuary 3, 2020 at 3:04 am296 Bullseyes
It’s not really for me to say yes or no , but when the .260 came about it was with a 20 “ barrel , if you not shooting a long way I cannot see a problem , if it was me I see if other makes make a .260 with a 20 “ barrel if they isn’t any there’s your answer , you can always send Jason at mountain tactical a email and ask his opinion , but at the end of the day it’s your call
MemberJanuary 3, 2020 at 3:59 am1 Bullseye
Remington makes a model 7 260 with 20 inch ,I have seen a Tikka 7mm-08 in 20 inch .
MemberJanuary 3, 2020 at 7:46 pm105 Bullseyes
Cutting a barrel down 2″ or so (if done properly) will not degrade accuracy or cause enough velocity drop for you to worry about…barrel lengths are just optimal industry standards for projectile / propellent burn rate.
In most cases shortening a barrel (if done properly) will increase accuracy buy stiffening the barrel and producing shorter harmonic waves.
But, do you really need to lose 2″ off this gun…or are you looking for an excuse to experiment like most of us..lol…if i told my buddy i was going to cut 2″ off my gun to work better in a hunting blind he'd look me straight in the face and say “get a bigger blind”…
MemberJanuary 3, 2020 at 10:04 pm1 Bullseye
The more I think about it the more I may leave it as is .
MemberJanuary 9, 2020 at 5:25 am21 Bullseyes
The question is why do you want a shorter barrel?
If you plan to hunt deer at 3-400 yds there is no reason you should not cut the barrel down to 20” or even 18”. I have debated this with myself since I use a suppressor and shorter would make handling much easier with an 8” suppressor attached. The checklist might include:
1 range at which you wish to ethically shoot a deer (ex)
2 do you reload? You can tailor your reloads to minimize the short barrel penalty.
There might be others but handling and transport are important also.
Interestingly, shorter stiffer barrels tend to be more accurate, all else being equal.
There are several internet postings of barrel length vs velocity out there and a quick search might give you the answer for you.
MemberJanuary 10, 2020 at 2:42 am1 Bullseye
Just wanted to make more handy in deer blind or stand .
MemberJanuary 28, 2020 at 4:02 am21 Bullseyes
I hear that!
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