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    Barrel length

    I'm waiting for a ruger american to arrive in .243
    I currently have a .243 with a 20" barrel suppressed I'm toying with the idea to chop this one to 18" suppressed aswell. Would I lose to much performance?

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    yes and no......the 243 is good fast,and ok not so fast.....if you going to keep both,by all means make one shorter..but if going that far,why not go shorter??? one for pure bush work and one for tops.... but yeah cutting .243 short sort of kneecaps a great cartridge to begin with...once you start hunting with it,make decision then,its a minor cost to recrown it and make a tad shorter LATER... but a major expence to try and make it longer again.
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    My Forbes in 243 has 18.5" barrel and shoots the 85gr Barnes @3200 using superformance
    270 is a harmonic divisor number[1]
    270 is the fourth number that is divisible by its average integer divisor[2]
    270 is a practical number, by the second definition
    The sum of the coprime counts for the first 29 integers is 270
    270 is a sparsely totient number, the largest integer with 72 as its totient
    Given 6 elements, there are 270 square permutations[3]
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    No shorter than 18 or youl have a loud banger even with a suppresser on.
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    You're likely going to lose between 50 and 80 fps.
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    18 inch suppressed T3 - 90g ELDX at 3000fps with 2209 (under book max).

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    Nah negligible, do it
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    And gain what, exactly? No don't do it.
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    All I want to gain is snagging a few less trees and still being able to have enough to shoot to 350mtrs or so with out loosing to much knock down power

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shooter6 View Post
    All I want to gain is snagging a few less trees and still being able to have enough to shoot to 350mtrs or so with out loosing to much knock down power
    In that case I would recommend a 16" 308win.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vimqlc5SUtY MarkAndSam After Work

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    thats quite good @Nasty Factory Trigger

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    I had a 16" 243 and i still got 3020fps with 85/87gr bullets, it was around 3200fps when it was a 22"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shooter6 View Post
    All I want to gain is snagging a few less trees and still being able to have enough to shoot to 350mtrs or so with out loosing to much knock down power
    @Shooter6 'Snagging trees' when rifle is in hand or when rifle is on shoulder ?
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    Shouldered. Through the thick shit when 2 hands are needed to stay upright.
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