Longer barrel

Discussion in '.22-Rimfire Forum' started by mr.t7024, Oct 22, 2011.

  1. mr.t7024

    mr.t7024 Member

    I have shot squirrels with a Revelation 120, 22 inch barrel(marlin 60) and the bullet goes right through.Using Remington SubSonics. Shot one the other day with the Remington 510,25 inch barrel much quieter,but the bullet did not go through the critter. Am I correct that the 3 extra inches not only quieted the shot more so but also slowed the bullet down?:) Cliff
  2. Alpo

    Alpo Well-Known Member

    Feb 3, 2007
    NW Florida
    Yep. 22 ammo is designed to burn completely in around 16" of barrel (at least that's the length I've heard). After that the bullet is not accelerating anymore, and the friction of the extra barrel actually slows it down.

  3. Chinook

    Chinook New Member

    Agreed Alpo! Always full of great info! Thanks!
  4. mr.t7024

    mr.t7024 Member

    Thanks Gentlemen, do appreciate! Cliff:)
  5. GunHugger

    GunHugger Well-Known Member

    Jul 18, 2007
    SW PA
    The difference in velocity between a 22" and 25" barrel is about 100 FPS.

    Shot placement made the difference, not the barrel length IMO.
  6. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    16-19 inches is ideal length for .22LR. over 20 slows the bullet down.
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