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Old 08-01-2019, 10:59 AM
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My wife feels more comfortable with the 4.5" barrel. That being said, over long range steel target shooting, will she lose much in the way of accuracy OR bullet energy to cause a problem with hitting and knocking down targets?
I am aware however that if she is more comfortable with the shorter barrel, she may achieve better accuracy than she would with the longer one, would you agree?

Also, any of you who own a Black Mamba, can you let me know what ammunition it "likes"?

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Old 08-01-2019, 01:58 PM
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I have a Black Mamba with a 6 inch barrel. It's great. I feed it a lot of CCI-SV and Eley Practice. Surprisingly it also like CCI Blazer when I want to feed it some hotter ammo.

As far as your wife shooting the 4.5 inch barrel I don't think there is that much if any loss in accuracy. The advantage is that with the shorter/lighter barrel her transitions from target to target will be faster. That is what shooting steel is all about.
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Barrel length is not related to accuracy.
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Barrel length is not related to accuracy.
No, but sight radius is.
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So if she is using a Trijicon or other red dot, should make no difference, correct?
There ids a loss of 100FPS at the muzzle and 50 ft lbs with the shorter barrel.
Any opinions on how or whether that may affect knocking down steel targets at long range?
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