Barrel length

6 Creedmoor barrel length and velocity 6 Creedmoor is rapidly rising in popularity among long range shooters.  Combining an efficient case design with the wide range of excellent 6mm bullets, the 6 Creedmoor becomes an intriguing choice. While it isn’t standardized by SAAMI as of …

Based on the ubiquitous 308 Winchester, the 243 Winchester has developed a strong following among rifleman.  The 243 Winchester’s 6mm (.243″) bullet offers reduced recoil and the ability to use lighter, faster bullets for varmints and small game, while heavier, 100 grain loads can be used …

Since its introduction by Hornady in 2007, the 6.5 Creedmoor (sometimes shortened to Creed) has established a strong foothold in the US rifle market.  The 6.5 Creedmoor balances the excellent external ballistics of .264″ diameter bullets with manageable recoil. (FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK!) Left to right, …

In this post, Rifleshooter.com will be testing the effects of barrel length on velocity for the 7.62×39 mm Russian Cartridge. Chambered in the SKS and AK-47, the 7.62×39 mm Russian cartridge is well known throughout the world.  Ammunition tends to be widely available (it was first introduced …

7mm Remington Magnum (7 Rem Mag) Barrel Length Versus Velocity Since its introduction in 1962, the 7mm Remington Magnum (7 Rem Mag) has developed a strong following, becoming the most popular metric hunting cartridge in the United States.  Based on the 375 Holland and Holland, …

Short and Loud: The 16 inch 308 Win Precision Rifle

February 13, 2015 // 0 Comments

Short barreled 308 precision rifles are nothing new.  Even prior to the introduction of the DARPA XM3, 18.5″ 308s were in use with some forward thinking shooters.  GAP has marketed its popular 18.5″ 308, the Gladius, for some time.  Quite a few custom and factory …

Introduction I cut back a 28″ barrel 308 Winchester one inch at a time, to 16.5″, and recorded velocity data for four different cartridges.  The data was summarized in 308 Winchester / 7.62x51mm NATO: Barrel Length versus Velocity (28″ to 16.5″).  This post provides Rifleshooter.com’s readers …

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