# What is the best barrel length for a 270?

## What is the best barrel length for a 270?

The rule for rifle barrel length was, if it was a standard cartridge, such as a . 270 or a . 30/06, 22 inches was the ideal length. For the smaller rounds, you could go as short as 20.

How much velocity do you lose per inch of a barrel?

It is often said we can expect a velocity change of about 20 to 25 fps per inch of barrel loss. This is approximate but not far off if we start with an “average” barrel of about 23 inches.

### Does a longer barrel increase accuracy?

The short answer: Yes, a longer gun barrel improves accuracy. Theoretical accuracy of handguns and rifles is driven by rifling, barrel length, and bullet mass.

How long does a 22 barrel need to be?

A: Maximum velocity of the . 22 LR is reached in about 16″ of barrel length and will remain constant or decrease slightly as the bullet travels farther in the bore. One would conclude therefore, that 16″ is the optimum barrel length for the . 22LR.

## How short can rifle barrels be?

16 inches
Short-barreled rifle (SBR) is a legal designation in the United States, referring to a shoulder-fired, rifled firearm, made from a rifle, with a barrel length of less than 16 in (41 cm) or overall length of less than 26 in (66 cm), or a handgun fitted with a buttstock and a barrel of less than 16 inches length.

What is the length of a 270 rifle?

.270 Winchester
Case length 2.540 in (64.5 mm)
Overall length 3.340 in (84.8 mm)
Case capacity 67 gr H2O (4.3 cm3)
Rifling twist 1 in 10 in (250 mm)

### Is a 22 inch barrel good for 6.5 Creedmoor?

308 or 6.5 Creedmoor. 308 can have similar-to-slightly more bullet drop, the Creedmoor is 15-30% more efficient in the wind. When comparing to longer barrel 6.5 Creedmoors, the 22-inch barrel is about 10% more efficient and the 26-inch barrel is about 20% more efficient for bullet drop.

Is short barrel or long barrel better?

When it comes to pistols, long barrels will help you be more accurate when shooting, give you a longer sight radius, and increase the velocity of the shot. Short barrel pistols will allow for easier handling and concealment.

## What is the longest barrel on a 22 rifle?

A powder with a slower burning rate is used to make the most use of the length of a rifle barrel. Most 22 long rifle powders increase velocity up to about 19 in (480 mm) of barrel. The powder used in the Stinger increases velocity up to the longest 22 barrel length tested by the NRA, 26 in (660 mm).

Will a longer barrel increase velocity?

Longer barrels give the propellant force more time to work on propelling the bullet. For this reason longer barrels generally provide higher velocities, everything else being equal. As the bullet moves down the bore, however, the propellant’s gas pressure behind it diminishes.

### Do you prefer a 24 inch or 26 inch barrel?

I prefer a 24″ tube over a 26″, and a 22″ over a 24″. You’ll certainly get more velocity out of a longer barrel, all else being constant. However, I prefer the shorter barrel for ease of handling while I’m hunting.

Why are there no magnum calibers for 22 inch barrels?

In addition, magnum cartridges, such as the popular .270, 7mm and .300 numbers, lose so much velocity in a 22 inch barrel that they show little ballistic advantage over standard calibers like the .270 Win., .280 Rem. and .30-06.

## What is the difference between a 220 Swift and 223 Remington?

The .220 Swift requires a tougher barrel than a .223 Remington, which requires a tougher barrel than a .22 Hornet, which requires a tougher barrel than a .22 LR. Manufacturers generally use more erosion resistant steel in barrels for high intensity cartridges and barrels for magnum cartridges are often made of very hard stainless steel.

What kind of rifle has a 20 inch barrel?

The very popular carbine versions of classic lever action rifles, such as the Henry .30-30, Winchester 94 and Marlin 336, usually come with 20 inch barrels. These short rifles ride well in a saddle scabbard, are easy to carry in rugged terrain and handle fast in close quarters.

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