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Thread: How short for a 6.5 creedmoor?

  1. #1
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    How short for a 6.5 creedmoor?

    Mate is looking to chop his 24" bbl. Not very familiar with the cartridge but have run an 18" 260 and that went mint(new owner shoots 143gr eldx @ 2800fps+) but unsure how the creedmoor handles a short barrel. Any info appreciated

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    Hey mate just chopped mine to 16”

    Will run some ammo over the chrony next time I am out and let you know!
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    Jan 2018
    As always the answer is 'it depends' Does he want to make it a little easier to carry with a suppressor on as a general purpose hunting rifle, or does he feel the need to chop it super short in the bushpig style?

    I cut mine to 20 inches so when combined with a 4" forward suppressor it handles nicely. Once you start chopping a cartridge like the Creedmoor below 20" the fps lost per inch of barrel goes up very quickly.
    Last edited by Steelisreal; 18-03-2019 at 12:24 AM. Reason: Autocorrect...

  4. #4
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    I would have thought 20" was as short as he would go. Does a bit of range work but wants to suppress for that and hunting so a 24"bbl + suppressor will be a mare to deal with in the snow damage of the kaimanawas



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