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Longer Barrels

Post by Ojaileveraction » Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:36 pm

I am a big fan of 22 to 26 inch barrels on lever guns.
HRA responded to Lever action silhouette shooters with their 24" Frontier 22lr. In a market wear there were virtually no new production rifles., Henry 22lrs are now well represented at matches.
Not so much for center fire rifles. In my opinion it's the lack of anything with a bar longer than 20 inches.
With only iron sights being allowed, sight radius is a major consideration in the sport.
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Re: Longer Barrels

Post by Mgderf » Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:28 pm

Anything longer than 20", while nice for reaching out there, is much more cumbersome to drag through the woods for the average size hunter.
I am 6', and I can hold a 20" barrel at arms length and pointed at the ground, but there's not a lot of clearance left.

If I had a 24" barrel at arms length it would likely touch the muzzle to the ground.
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Re: Longer Barrels

Post by Travlin » Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:39 pm

Sometimes we forget that the .22 long rifle cartridge is made to burn all of the powder in a 16 inch barrel.
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Re: Longer Barrels

Post by Vaquero » Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:21 pm

I have a few long barreled lever guns.
'92 Winchester 25-20 24" oct.
'92 Marlin 32 colt 24" oct.
'92 clone"Rossi" 357 24" oct.
Marlin 444 22" round

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Re: Longer Barrels

Post by Vaquero » Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:23 pm

Travlin wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:39 pm
Sometimes we forget that the .22 long rifle cartridge is made to burn all of the powder in a 16 inch barrel.
I did not know that.
Why so many long barreled 22 then??

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Re: Longer Barrels

Post by Ojaileveraction » Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:49 am

Is all about Sight Radius.
Vaquero wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:23 pm
Travlin wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:39 pm
Sometimes we forget that the .22 long rifle cartridge is made to burn all of the powder in a 16 inch barrel.
I did not know that.
Why so many long barreled 22 then??

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Re: Longer Barrels

Post by Mags » Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:15 am

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I also prefer longer barrels. To me the carbine barrel length 'looks' too short.
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Re: Longer Barrels

Post by Vaquero » Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:48 am

Oh, I like the carbines also, especially for woods walking.
One of the reasons I had one of the 35's cut down, and why I bought the 444 P. :o
But those long octagon barrels are just plain sexy. :D

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Re: Longer Barrels

Post by Mags » Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:02 pm

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Especially with a shiny brass receiver and other shiny brass parts!
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... But those long octagon barrels are just plain sexy. :D

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Re: Longer Barrels

Post by Mistered » Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:10 pm

But those long octagon barrels are just plain sexy.
Why yes they are!
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