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Posted: 3/14/2011 6:26:22 PM EST
Just wondering what barrel lenght on my current LR-308 build will be best for me. I plan to use this rifle to hunt in the Texas hill country, lots of hill and rocky terrian. I plan to hunt axis deer and hogs of ranges of 150yrds and up. I don't want a bull barrel design. Thinking of either a 18" or 20". Would like to hear your opnions.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 7:10:53 PM EST
Check a previous post on about 3-4-11 from Space_Weazle I believe (named "308 barrel length")... 16" will go out to 500 yds pretty easily and accurate, but most want 18" with extra weight imo.
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 1:13:50 AM EST
[Last Edit: 3/15/2011 1:15:25 AM EST by VaFish]
I think its a personal decision and what is best for me may not be best for you.

Given the same diameter a shorter barrel will be lighter and easier to handle in thick stuff, but give you less velocity.

So you need to decide which is more important.
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 1:42:18 AM EST
I'd go 18" which is more than enough for hunting ranges.
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 3:25:38 AM EST
18".
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