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#5542117 - 01/14/15 09:14 AM 22" vs 24" barrels
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Is there any benefit performance wise between the two different barrels lengths 22"-24" chambered for a .270Win?

Thank you
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#5542162 - 01/14/15 09:28 AM Re: 22" vs 24" barrels [Re: USMCatfish]
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24" is going to be more velocity...less than 100fps would be my guess though. The 22's are nice to put suppressors on.
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#5542192 - 01/14/15 09:39 AM Re: 22" vs 24" barrels [Re: USMCatfish]
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Another performance consideration is weight and handling quality.

A longer barrel will give you better ballistic performance, which with a 270 would only be significant if larger game such as elk or moose are being considered.

That has to be balanced against the additional weight and less delightful handling qualities a longer barrel will also give you.
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#5542217 - 01/14/15 09:51 AM Re: 22" vs 24" barrels [Re: USMCatfish]
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Factory ammo velocities are measured in 24" barrels typically, in non-magnum calibers. But in my experience, the 270 win doesn't lose but 50-60 fps in 22" barrels. In magnum rifles with more powder capacity, 24" should be a minimum...Imo

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#5542250 - 01/14/15 10:01 AM Re: 22" vs 24" barrels [Re: Drop Tine]
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Same opinion as above in regards to velocity between the two barrels. If you blind/stand hunt mostly, then the 22" is definitely easier to manage in tight quarters.

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#5542413 - 01/14/15 11:13 AM Re: 22" vs 24" barrels [Re: USMCatfish]
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With the 270, you will gain/lose about 20 fps per inch. So, about 40 fps difference.
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#5542488 - 01/14/15 11:55 AM Re: 22" vs 24" barrels [Re: USMCatfish]
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I was looking at the Nosler M48 24" barrel or the Sako Graywolf 22" barrel. And was always leaning towards Nosler M48. I was just checking to see if I was gaining anything over the shorter barrel other then weight and ease of movement.

Thanks
Steven

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#5542534 - 01/14/15 12:23 PM Re: 22" vs 24" barrels [Re: USMCatfish]
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That Sako is a sharp lookin' rifle.
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#5542578 - 01/14/15 12:51 PM Re: 22" vs 24" barrels [Re: USMCatfish]
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It is very clean looking. I like it a lot.

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#5542579 - 01/14/15 12:51 PM Re: 22" vs 24" barrels [Re: USMCatfish]
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Depends on the caliber, generally a 2 inch longer barrel will get 40 to 60 fps faster all else being equal but less handy in truck or stand.
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#5542585 - 01/14/15 12:54 PM Re: 22" vs 24" barrels [Re: USMCatfish]
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In a .270 or any other standard caliber I'll go with a 22" barrel

In a magnum min is 24". Mine wear 26" tubes
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#5542592 - 01/14/15 12:58 PM Re: 22" vs 24" barrels [Re: txtrophy85]
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Shorter the barrel, the stiffer the barrel, less picky about ammo, more maneuverable, looses velocity.

But a 2" difference on a 270 (which is already pretty fast), I'd go with the 22". Especially if you like the 22" barreled rifle better.

7 Rem Mag, or 300 Win Mag, I want a 26" so that the cartridge can do what it was built to do.
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#5542599 - 01/14/15 12:59 PM Re: 22" vs 24" barrels [Re: USMCatfish]
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I have a 270 win with 26 inch barrel. I have read load data for it that indicates about 150 pfs faster out of the heavy for cal 150 grain bullets; however, I don't have a chronograph yet and haven't tried to replicate or compare between it and a 22/24 inch barrel.
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#5542709 - 01/14/15 01:48 PM Re: 22" vs 24" barrels [Re: FiremanJG]
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
Shorter the barrel, the stiffer the barrel, less picky about ammo, more maneuverable, looses velocity.

But a 2" difference on a 270 (which is already pretty fast), I'd go with the 22". Especially if you like the 22" barreled rifle better.

7 Rem Mag, or 300 Win Mag, I want a 26" so that the cartridge can do what it was built to do.


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#5542750 - 01/14/15 02:06 PM Re: 22" vs 24" barrels [Re: USMCatfish]
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I will add you don't want a .270....it was established earlier this week that a quarter bore is where it's at nuts

Seriously, either one of those rifles you are going to be happy with...I can't imagine it any other way.
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