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Thread: Short Barrel Syndrome.

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    Short Barrel Syndrome.

    Interesting read I came across regarding shortening barrels. Short to medium range hunting.....no big deal

    https://sportingclassicsdaily.com/sh...rrel-syndrome/
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    Once the barrel has been shortened then add length with sound moderator...done properly the rifle should be longer and out of balance than the original.

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    Good little read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidGunn View Post
    Once the barrel has been shortened then add length with sound moderator...done properly the rifle should be longer and out of balance than the original.
    Yes but if your intention was to run a suppressor from the start regardless then by shortening the barrel you are reducing the over all length and improving the balance over a suppressed standard length barrel.
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    I BELIEVE its Scott Trail who regularly uses a .308 with a 10" barrel.......definately a dialup needed but he shoots deer out to mid range with it.

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    BBTI - Ballistics by the Inch :: Home

    short barrels make rifles very handy, my last barrel cost me a grand and is only 13 inches long.
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    Rifle barrels the only time a guy gets to show off that his is shorter than yours.
    If power matters, recoil will be a necessary evil

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    Quote Originally Posted by Micky Duck View Post
    I BELIEVE its Scott Trail who regularly uses a .308 with a 10" barrel.......definately a dialup needed but he shoots deer out to mid range with it.
    I remember hearing that he also works up loads for the short barreled .308 using a faster burning powders than you would normally use. Possibly pistol powders, but I cannot remember the exact details.
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    here is my favorite short barrel 308 https://youtu.be/15yT9tpqg2A

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    Quote Originally Posted by Micky Duck View Post
    I BELIEVE its Scott Trail who regularly uses a .308 with a 10" barrel.......definately a dialup needed but he shoots deer out to mid range with it.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUXJ4icGjtI
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill999 View Post
    Nothing wrong with that, roughly 1000 f/lb energy and 1700 fps with a 150gr SST at that distance. Bullet drop is easy enough to dial for, judging wind is harder.

    I’m all for short barrel syndrome in a hunting rifle it’s only a few more clicks of the scope and your there. The 12” 300 blackout is a pleasure to carry in mountains. In my other situation a long range 338 edge I wouldn’t want to go short than 26” and is a real dog carry in thick bush until I get into the open stuff.

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    Sound good reading in that lot. I'm about to cut a 270WSM to 17 or 18 inches, a Super Bushpig. Should be a hoot!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uplandstalker View Post
    Sound good reading in that lot. I'm about to cut a 270WSM to 17 or 18 inches, a Super Bushpig. Should be a hoot!
    Dont forget most regions have extreme fire risk at the moment....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill999 View Post
    BBTI - Ballistics by the Inch :: Home

    short barrels make rifles very handy, my last barrel cost me a grand and is only 13 inches long.
    That's a great resource! Thank you for posting! Hopefully they'll drift into larger cartridges in the future. I feel like there's a real gap in knowledge relating to larger (IE 308 range) cartridges in short barrels. I know the prevailing belief is that they need longer barrels, but it would be good to see it proven, or solutions for getting them to shoot well in shorter barrels (IE faster powders etc). There's obviously a cost for every gain, but sometimes it's well worth it and not all that high

 

 

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