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    Rem 700 20" Barrel vs 26" Barrel

    Is a Remington 700 5R Mil Spec 308 with a 20" barrel any less accurate than a 26" barrel out to 500 yards?

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    Less accurate? Not at all. Less velocity? Yes. Is the deference negligible at 500 yards? Depends on what you're doing, but for most people, Yes.

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    Most 5-R's are limited only by the basic .308 cartridge itself. They shoot well to the deign limits of the cartridge. Beyond that they might falter.

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    Might be more accurate. Gun barrels, shorter is stiffer = more accurate. Every rifle is a individual. Out of about a dozen Remingtons my two most accurate were a model 600 Mohawk in 308 and a 700 SPS Tactical, both in 308, both would do close to 1/2"@100yds and not picky about ammo either.

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    I went with the 26" on my Varmint, had no reason to get the 20" Tactical. Don't plan to be jumping out of vehicles or moving thru buildings "tactically".

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    Quote Originally Posted by rich56 View Post
    Might be more accurate. Gun barrels, shorter is stiffer = more accurate. Every rifle is a individual. Out of about a dozen Remingtons my two most accurate were a model 600 Mohawk in 308 and a 700 SPS Tactical, both in 308, both would do close to 1/2"@100yds and not picky about ammo either.
    how are they at 500, 700, or 900 yards? I have an SPS that is holding 3" groups at 400 Yards ( hand loads) with the 26" barrel 9' twist, now I would not want to be slugging that bitch through the bush for a week. as it out ways my old FNC1 7.62 but she had a 30 round mag.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil (Dusty) Miller View Post
    how are they at 500, 700, or 900 yards?
    The shorter barrels, even though "stiffer" give up muzzle velocity, especially on heavier bullets. For the heavies you need slower burning powder and slower burning powder in a short barrel merely contributes to the "fireball". Longer ranges favor heavier bullets as they aren't as susceptible to winds. You still have to keep them moving at a fair clip if you don't want a trajectory that looks kike a rainbow and keep the projectile supersonic at distance.

    Other than being able to swing a shorter barrel easier, I see no benefit to them. Just exactly how much more does that 6" of barrel weigh? Ounces, not pounds.

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    Here is a link to an interesting article by Ryan Cleckner an Army Ranger sniper and instructor with the 1st Ranger Battalion of the US Army. Sure you blokes have heard of him.

    It explains his personal accounts with his 308 and what happened after cutting down his barrel, and I'm sure it just the info you are looking for.

    Barrel length vs. accuracy - WeTheArmed.com

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    New to this forum but not new to extended long range tactical engagements. There is a big difference between shooting an X for points during a match and shooting at torso shaped plates in open environments. Outside of the range how close you can get multiple rounds clustered on an X means nothing. It's all about delivering a solid hit on steel or meat. Also at 1610 meters Black Hills 175 is still averaging over 800 fps. Those ballistics are similar to one of the most beloved rounds in this country .45 ACP.

    I personaly will never own another 7.62x51, .300 Winmag, or .338 Lapua with a barrel over 20 inches.

    Here is a picture of my reworked 700PSS
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    Last edited by 71fj40guy; 11-04-2014 at 10:33 PM.


 

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