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  • Barrel length for a starter .308?

     Neville updated 11 months, 2 weeks ago 2 Members · 2 Posts
  • Neville

    June 14, 2021 at 10:51 pm

    Hello to the best gun sub on Reddit,

    Looking to buy a bergara .308 (probably one of the hunter models and dropping it in a KRG). Wondering how important barrel length is for a entryish level setup. Most of the B14s I like and can find have a 18” barrel. Without knowing a lot this seems limiting range wise. What range would I start to notice a difference at? Id probably only be shooting factory ammo for now if that matters

  • HollywoodSX

    June 14, 2021 at 10:51 pm

    Sorry for the delay on approving this.

    If you’re starting out, I’d skip the hunting models and get something with a heavier barrel. 308 can always use more velocity for better ballistics, especially as a new shooter, so I’d say 24-26″ would be ideal unless you have a serious need for portability.

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