20" vs. 26"

Discussion in 'Sako' started by defender2828, Sep 15, 2010.

  1. defender2828

    defender2828 G&G Newbie

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    Hi
    What am I giving up with a 20" barrel compared with a 26" barrel for the Sako TRG 22?
     
  2. Mooseman684

    Mooseman684 G&G Newbie

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    besides Weight...about 50-100 FPS in velocity with factory loads..
     

  3. More recoil with the 20" as well. I prefer shorter rifles myself.
     
  4. defender2828

    defender2828 G&G Newbie

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    How will this affect accuracy downrange?

     
  5. Mooseman684

    Mooseman684 G&G Newbie

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    not much at all since accuracy is relavent to lots of factors...
     
  6. Mmm,

    as Mooseman pointed out there will be some velocity loss.

    We are all different. For me a longer, slightly heavier barrel is a an asset especially when it comes to holding steady for longer shots. This is not the case for all shooters.

    If possible hold the gun in each barrel length to see what is best for you.
     
  7. I believe caliber can make a difference as to barrel length as well? And I believe the TRG 22 is in .308 Winchester correct? Or do they now offer it in other calibers?

    Either way, maybe this conversation might help?

    https://www.gunandgame.com/forums/powder-keg/27412-best-308-barrel-length.html

    And here's a good article on barrel length.

    SWAT Article BARREL LENGTH

    And yet another conversation.


    http://www.longrangehunting.com/forums/f19/308-barrel-length-twist-rates-27705/


    And again, these are if it's in .308 but even if not in .308, the information will still help. I would think anyhow?

    And though some don't or might not agree with what he says or has to say, here's his article on the subject as well...

    http://www.chuckhawks.com/rifle_barrel.htm
     
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2010
  8. SwedeSteve

    SwedeSteve Freedom Zealot Forum Contributor

    Downrange ballistics will obviously change. You'll just have to relearn where she'll print.