GUN I think the whole "longer barrels != better accuracy" argument is bullshit

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  1. krott5333

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    discuss
     
  2. PFC Lowell

    PFC Lowell Velox et Mortifer

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    The whole "Arguing on the internet != stupid" Argument is bullshit.
     
  3. krott5333

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    no av no care
     
  4. Dobis P.R.

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    I find that a longer barrel makes it easier to aim
     
  5. DaJMan

    DaJMan When i was young, i dreamed of being a baseball

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    longer sight radius, faster projectile, longer barrel is heavier = less recoil MIGHT= more accurate...?

    there may be some merrit to it, but mostly its a misconception
     
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    BigBadJohn Pay-back time OT Supporter

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    Its true and its not. The longer the barrel the easier it is for the shooter to line the sights up. Ex: 3'' snubby vs. m1 garand
     
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    if short barrels did the job just the same, dont you think all sniper rifles would have uber-speedy 4 inch barrels for a .308
     
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    both true and false. Too long of a barrel is bad (less pressure), but a good amount makes higher velocities.
     
  9. DaJMan

    DaJMan When i was young, i dreamed of being a baseball

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    you would get no where near the velocity from a 4" barrel even if you over powered your .308 cartridge... the longer barrel is primarily for longer range
     
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    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    the only people that will argue that are idiots, target shooters rarely use absurdly long barrels, infact alot use short barrels since short = stiff
     
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    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    this is just stupid.
     
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    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    true but sight radius only comes in when you're using irons, something few people do anymore :hs:
     
  13. Goat

    Goat That crack is really moreish

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    pressure and velocity go hand in hand, so a longer and theoretically faster barrel would experience more pressure.
     
  14. DaJMan

    DaJMan When i was young, i dreamed of being a baseball

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    sad... i love shooting with irons, but i fucking suck at it...! lol
     
  15. Aequitas

    Aequitas If it keeps on raining, levee's going to break.

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    This coming from a guy who shoots a G34.:greddy: :mamoru:
     
  16. krott5333

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    thats why I shoot a G34.. because a longer barrel = more accuracy.

    :dunno:
     
  17. D-FENS

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    Well, I could see a 6" vs. 20" being a valid argument, but 20" vs, 24", I don't really see how the difference could be that great
     
  18. Paul Revere

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    the argument does hold some truth. its been recomended to me that if you buy a mini 14/30 you should smith the barrel down to ~16 inches because it improves accuracy
     
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    Goat That crack is really moreish

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    I really don't see how that would help anything at all.
     
  20. Goat

    Goat That crack is really moreish

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    It's really not at all, the velocity differences in 4" of barrel are negligible.
     
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    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    That's crazy. What kind of speeds do you get anyway?
     
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    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    I just wondered, I had no idea what the average speed in a .50BMG was.
     
  23. Paul Revere

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    every time you shoot, the barrel does a whip that resembles a sin-curve. with a longer barrel, this whip is longer and more drawn out and after a lot of shooting your groups open up. the shorter barrel gives less whip, and keeps consistantly tight groups even after a lot of shooting.

    seeing as how the rangemaster of my campus PD suggested this to me, it's probably holds some truth :dunno:
     
  24. Y2kAccord

    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    would there be much difference between a 16" and 24" barrel for long range?
     
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    cause rangemasters are reliable sources of information, just as police are right?
     

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