# Quick Answer: Is A .308 16 Barrel Too Short?

## Can a 308 reach 1000 yards?

308 drops 389 inches at 1,000 yards and drifts 100 inches in a full-value 10 mph wind.

By contrast, under the same conditions, the .

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## Do longer barrels increase velocity?

Longer barrels give the propellant force more time to work on propelling the bullet. For this reason longer barrels generally provide higher velocities, everything else being equal. As the bullet moves down the bore, however, the propellant’s gas pressure behind it diminishes.

## Why are 308 barrels shorter?

For a long time long barrels were used in target guns and then they started getting shorter. Short, fat barrels were more rigid and so, more accurate but when shooting at ranges long enough to take the bullet into the transonic area the added speed of the longer barrel won out.

## How does length of barrel affect velocity?

Barrel length: A longer barrel extends the time time interval where chamber pressure acts on the bullet’s mass. Therefore, a longer barrel increases the exit velocity of the bullet and the effective range of the bullet. Friction limits the allowable barrel length.

## How far will a 308 shoot accurately?

Approximately 600-800 yards308 military rifles are often said to have an effective range of 600 yards, but that counts any hit on a man-sized standing target as effective. Approximately 600-800 yards.

## Will a 308 kill a grizzly bear?

If your plan is to shoot a charging grizzly at 20 paces you do not merely need the perfect North American big game cartridge, you need a specialized, dangerous game cartridge and rifle setup. If you hope to hunt and then shoot a big bear at a reasonable distance, the . 308 will kill him just like it will kill an elk.

## What’s the velocity of a 308?

. 308 WinchesterBullet mass/typeVelocityEnergy125 gr (8 g) Spitzer3,100 ft/s (940 m/s)2,668 ft⋅lbf (3,617 J)150 gr (10 g) Nosler tip2,820 ft/s (860 m/s)2,648 ft⋅lbf (3,590 J)168 gr (11 g) BTHP2,650 ft/s (810 m/s)2,619 ft⋅lbf (3,551 J)175 gr (11 g) BTHP2,645 ft/s (806 m/s)2,718 ft⋅lbf (3,685 J)1 more row

## Is a 20 inch barrel more accurate?

Private. Barrel length doesn’t have so much to do with accuracy as it does velocity. In your example, a 6.5CM with a 20″ barrel would theoretically be just as accurate as one with a 26″, albeit slower.

## What is the maximum range of a 308?

The US Army preaches an 800 meter maximum effective range for the . 308, the USMC preaches a 1000 yard (915 meter) max effective range.

## What is the best rate of twist for 308?

308/4.081, which gives us an optimum twist rate of 1:11.32. That 0.44-inch difference may not seem like a big deal, but it is. As an example, take a look at just about any custom . 308 tactical rifle these days, and you are almost certain to see a barrel with a twist rate in the 1:10 to 1:11.25 range.

## Why are short barrels illegal?

The law included these restrictions on short-barreled rifles because they were thought to be criminals’ weapons of choice, due to their concealability and their popularity among gang members.

## How short can a 308 barrel be?

The . 308 and similar cartridges do fairly well from short barrels. I’ve got . 308s and 7-08s in 16″, 18″, 19″ and 22″ barrels.

## What barrel length is best for 308?

24-27″Our experience has shown that for a . 308 caliber tactical rifle with the overall rifle weight and shooting distances mentioned earlier, a barrel of 24-27″ is optimum in one of the fairly heavy contours we discussed. Closer ranges or other considerations might dictate a shorter barrel.

## How much drop does a 308 have at 1000 yards?

At 1,000 yards, the . 308 drops 372.1 inches. The 6.5 drops 319.8 inches.

## Why is a 308 so accurate?

Because of its limited powder capacity, the . 308 Win. case can’t drive high B.C. bullets fast enough to produce the most effective long range performance. Compared to smaller calibers built on short-action cases (often the .