Barrel length for .260 Remington

Discussion in 'Practical Long-Range Rifle Shooting' started by agent-smith, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. agent-smith New Member

    I've all but decided on re-barreling my .308 AI-AWP to .260 Remington, and I'm curious as to just how much velocity I stand to gain going with a 26" barrel over a 24" barrel.

    Has anyone performed (or know of any) chrono testing starting with a 26" (or even 28" or 30") barrel in .260 Remington then cutting off an inch at a time to see the impact of barrel length on velocity with .260 Remington? Is there any reason it would be significantly different than the expected difference with .308?
  2. Zak Smith Operations

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    Zak Smith
    I don't know of anyone.

    It should be a little more per inch than .308 because it's more overbore.

    I would expect 35-65 fps difference 24 to 26"
  3. agent-smith New Member

    Jeez, took you almost a full minute to respond. You're slacking... :)

    Thanks for the reply! I'll probably just go with a 26" barrel and wait. I'm not even sure if the factory AI barrel will even be chambered in .260 Remington or just a .264 caliber that still needs to be chambered (waiting to hear back from AI).

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