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Thread: Most efficient barrel length for .22 wmr

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    Most efficient barrel length for .22 wmr

    As above, what would be the most efficient barrel length for a .22 magnum?

    I find mine a pain in the a*se for shooting hares/rabbits/possums out of the truck on the farm, and with the suppressor on its even worse.

    Who's shortened their .22 magnums' barrel? To what length and with what results?


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    16 inches and no velocity loss, it had crappy accuracy to start with and that never changed
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    I think it was 14 inches was the minimum without velocity loss, I have a chart someware I will have to look it up.
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    That'd be great thanks Greg
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshC View Post
    That'd be great thanks Greg
    Make sure the windows and mirrors are out of the way when you start using it Josh.
    A mate shot out 2 wing mirrors and 2 passenger windows cleaning up pestys on his place with a short rifle😀
    I managed to send an ariel flying shooting rabbits off his truck bonnet once.


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    Most efficient barrel length for .22 wmr

    Haha. Would have fired thousands of rounds out truck windows now (how dodgy does that sound! Haha) and the only f-up was shooting a pig out the passengers window of my mates dads new hilux with a mini 30. Ejected shell shattered the windscreen! That was a few years ago now. It was two sheepish boys who took the truck home that day. Got the pig though!
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    Found this site when looking for the best length.....
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