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Old 02-17-2008, 04:42 PM
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Default 20 inch barrel vs. 22 or 24 inch

How Much Velocity And Energy Do You Lose In A Shorter Barrel In A 7mm08
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Old 02-17-2008, 04:50 PM
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You can expect to lose about 60-80 fps per inch of barrel length.
Remember, most published velocities for factory ammo and in most reloading manuals are from 26 inch barrels.
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I wouldn't say that most are from 26" barrels. The reloading manual should tell you what the test rifle was and the barrel length. In my personal experience I have seen some that lost as much as 100fps per inch, and some that lost as little as 50fps per inch. The question is how much difference will you notice. Out to 300 yards you will probably not ever be able to tell a difference.

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Old 02-17-2008, 05:56 PM
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Thanks For The Input. Things Are Doing Pretty Well
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Old 02-17-2008, 07:46 PM
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Most Non-Mag will Only loose 30-40FPS per Inch. This also depends On the Barrel Some are Faster Than Other's.
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