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Is 28" bbl too short?
09-04-2019, 09:29 AM
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Is 28" bbl too short?
Is a 28" bpcr in 45-70 too short for target use, out to 800-1000 yds.?

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09-04-2019, 10:38 AM
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RE: Is 28" bbl too short?
No it's not to short. But it's about as short as I would want to use.

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09-04-2019, 08:41 PM
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RE: Is 28" bbl too short?
I had a 28 inch 44-70 with a 17 twist that shot lights out to 600,never went out any further but I think it would do OK.
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09-04-2019, 09:53 PM
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RE: Is 28" bbl too short?
What Don said.The sight radius on a 28 inch barrel does make the elevation adjustments a lot more sensitive, though. In my experience, 30 inches is best all around. Shoot straight, rdnck.
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09-05-2019, 09:54 AM
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RE: Is 28" bbl too short?
It sure makes a great hunting length though! I have not tried it but if you scope it I don’t think it would matter as much. I could be wrong though and I will always defer to the much more experienced shooters on here like rdnck, Don and Kenny
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09-05-2019, 03:30 PM
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RE: Is 28" bbl too short?
You'll be fine.
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09-06-2019, 11:57 AM
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RE: Is 28" bbl too short?
(09-04-2019 09:29 AM)Old Jim Wrote:  Is a 28" bpcr in 45-70 too short for target use, out to 800-1000 yds.?

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Jim, be good to your old eyes and put a scope on your 28" barreled rifle. Then the sight radius is not an issue.

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09-06-2019, 08:22 PM
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RE: Is 28" bbl too short?
That's just what I'm doing Mike. I'm finding out with a short DZ scope the short barrels have the advantage not seeing the muzzle shadow like you do with the long barrels. Smile

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09-07-2019, 11:34 AM
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RE: Is 28" bbl too short?
Thanks for the replys everybody.

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09-07-2019, 12:24 PM
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RE: Is 28" bbl too short?
Jim I have a 73 22" trapdoor carbine and a 32" 73 rifle. Both will hit the 800 yard Buff at the Q.
The only thing I see different is the big orange ball of fire with the 22" barrel. Big Grin

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