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I am having a BR rifle made by Kelby and they have suggeted a 1in8 twist Kruger barrel that is 24 inches long.
Reading the 6mmBR site it mentions that the average barrel for a 6mmBR is 26 to 28 inches. Kelby suggest that for MY rifle, this would make it front heavy and not respond well.
Does having a 2 inch shorter barrel have any downsides that you know?
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My personel experience is only out to 600 yards. A 24" barrel will work very nicely from the short line out through mid range.
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Even though I'm not a BR person by discipline, I share a lot of the same quests as you do, small groups. Kelbly's are the only people that work on my rifles, and with good reason. If they tell you that that 26-28 will be detrimental to your quest, take their word on it. They have their reputation at stake with every rifle built or worked on, and in this small industry, one dissatisfied customer can do more damage that any dozen happy customers can bring them business. No, I'm not a Kelbly employee, just a satisfied customer.
I hope this helps,
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ahh yes, i forgot to mention that i shoot at 100, 200m, 300m and 400m. We dont have any ranges above that and Kelbys were aware of that.
From the 2 replies above, it looks like they offered me good advice.
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The long 6BR tubes (26-30) are for heavy (105-108) bullets and long range, 600-1000 yards. A long tube on a short range gun usually means lots of lead in the butt.
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Originally Posted by
sleepygator The long 6BR tubes (26-30) are for heavy (105-108) bullets and long range, 600-1000 yards. A long tube on a short range gun usually means lots of lead in the butt.
This is true. I had a Savage 6BR with a 28 inch 1-14 twist barrel (I hadn't ordered it this way, it came to me second hand), and it was a biotch to hold steady with my rifles' synthetic stock. They are giving you the straight dope....
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If you are shooting in registered competition, determine the weight class for your discipline. That will determine the length of your barrel. You will need to weigh rifle with scope and barrel attached. A gunsmith can make the barrel any length you prefer. I think short barrels balance better.
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First, Jim Kelby is a first class gun manufacture and his advice on his equipment is second to none.
You have not given enough information to give a educated answer to.
Distance, bullet weight, classweight restrictions, barrel life, are all factors that have to be taken into consideration.