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Old 09-24-2019, 07:59 PM   #1
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Default What length to cut a barrel?

I have a run of the mill Savage Axis II in a 308. Standard, 22 barrel.

Thinking of cutting it down and having it threaded.

Is 18 acceptable for total length? Im not going to be shooting any real distance

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Old 09-24-2019, 08:01 PM   #2
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Yes
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Old 09-24-2019, 10:12 PM   #3
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Yup
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Old 09-24-2019, 10:17 PM   #4
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Any plans to suppress it? If so go as short as 16.5.


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Old 09-24-2019, 10:20 PM   #5
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Any plans to suppress it? If so go as short as 16.5.


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Absolutely! Thats my main intention
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Old 09-25-2019, 07:30 AM   #6
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If suppressing 16.5 would work out great
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Old 09-25-2019, 09:18 AM   #7
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Another vote for 16.5". I built one for myself earlier this year and with a Rem. 700 I did a blueprint job on and a 10 twist Rock Creek Sendero that I cut to 16.5. I can't speak to the Savage but if the gun shoots and the work is done correctly I think you'll be surprised at how far you may be able to shoot that gun accurately.
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Old 09-25-2019, 11:09 AM   #8
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.308 isn't super velocity depended so 16" is good to go, especially if you want to run a can on it
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Old 09-25-2019, 11:11 AM   #9
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16.5 all day with suppressor .
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Old 09-26-2019, 09:50 PM   #10
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I’ve got an 18” Bergara 308 that I run only suppressed. Launches factor Nosler 165gr ballistic tips at about 2670 fps. I would not hesitate to go 16.5” if you are going to suppress it
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Old 09-26-2019, 09:51 PM   #11
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Ive got an 18 Bergara 308 that I run only suppressed. Launches factor Nosler 165gr ballistic tips at about 2670 fps. I would not hesitate to go 16.5 if you are going to suppress it
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Old 09-26-2019, 11:15 PM   #12
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I have both and in the stand you don't really notice the difference on a bolt gun with a 5-6" suppressor, imo.

The 18" definitely shoots better, and has a more pleasing tone.
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Old 09-27-2019, 03:24 PM   #13
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I had one cut down to 16" and run it suppressed. Its one of my favorite truck guns.
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Old 09-28-2019, 12:16 PM   #14
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16.5 and you should be golden.


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Old 09-28-2019, 01:48 PM   #15
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Yeah, if going to suppress with no long distance then you will be happy with the 16.5"...I plan to shoot my 700 AAC a lot more for doe work this season.
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