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Old 05-12-2020, 12:02 PM
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16" or 20" for 22 mag.



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Hi all...first post here so nice ta meetcha!

So I've wanted both a 22 mag and a Henry for many years. It suddenly dawned on me to get a Henry 22 mag! The incredible brain power is impressive I know

I've always really liked carbines...correction..I love carbines. But in this case I'm wandering if the short barrel defeats the whole purpose of 22 mag.

Any thoughts? Anyone know how much velocity I'll loose by going with a 16" barrel?

Any input much appreciated!
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Old 05-12-2020, 02:36 PM
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Ok...answered my own question. Didn't realize this would be so easy to find. Turns out there's virtually no appreciable loss in velocity with a short 16" barrel as opposed to a 19 or 20". Good news for me
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Old 05-12-2020, 03:11 PM
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Welcome to RFC Deadshort. And you are correct 16" vs. 20" is not going to make any appreciable difference in velocity. Not sure where you looked, I like "Ballistics by the inch" http://www.ballisticsbytheinch.com/22mag.html

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Old 05-12-2020, 06:44 PM
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i think the biggest issue here is the difference in feel. A lot of people can hold a longer barrel steadier. The longer barrel also give you a longer sight radius and probably more ammo.
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Thanks guys. I've got $200 saved now. About $300 more and the carbine is mine!
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Old 05-22-2020, 03:35 PM
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Went to Cabela's. They had a Frontier but no Small Game Rifle in 22 mag. So I looked at this H001 and it had to come home with me. I'm as excited as Ralphie on Christmas! Got lucky and got one with a beautiful stock. Can't wait to shoot it!
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Old 05-22-2020, 04:02 PM
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I believe you lose about 100fps. We had a thread going awhile back on this very topic. I had my marlin chopped back and recrowned at 16.5 inches from 22. Made it a lot more handy and accuracy was improved.
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Old 05-24-2020, 12:11 PM
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This was a fairly comprehensive test using a wide assortment of ammo in barrel lengths from 23 all the way down.

Bottom line is that you are not likely to see a velocity loss.

http://forums.accuratereloading.com/...4871072832/p/2
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