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    16.5 mm barrel 7mm08

    I brought i new sauer 100 from h&f the bloke told me she was a 18 inch barrel got home and measured it 16.5 anybody got any experience with a barrel this short?
    hunting rifle will use factory ammo has a suppressor on it
    deciding if i will give it a go or take it back

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    You measure from front of receiver to muzzle or bolt face to muzzle?

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    bolt face

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    you will lose a bit of velocity and gain some muzzle blast and a bit more elevation will be needed for longer shots. as long as the recrown was good shouldn't affect accuracy .if it worries you look up the barrel test one us police swat team did shortening a 308 down inch at a time didn't affect accuracy only velocity and trajectory . I think they cut it down to 12 or 14 inches.

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    16.5mmcould be bit short. Handy in the bush though. 16.5 inches fine!😂😂

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    What type of hunting you going to be doing with it? Pottrring round the bush, 16.5 is fine, going to be in open country 18 or 20 would be better.

    16.5 should still be good on deer for 400y with the right loads

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    Im not likely to push it past 300y

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    i don,t reload

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    Should be fine to 300 odd even with factory loads. The hornady performance stuff is generally pretty hot.if it shoots in your rifle

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    took it to the range yesterday and a guy was nice enough to let me put a couple over his crony
    remington core lokt 140 gn was 2500ish over the crony and hornady superformance 2600ish, shooting about 1.5 inches at 100 yards
    when i got home i noticed the bases had come loose so that sucks, i tightened them up and am hoping it wont mess it up to much as im going hunting next weekend and wont have another opportunity to sight it

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    just take a target with you to your hunting spot and check it when you arrive

 

 

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