Insight on switching to a 6.5 inch barrel

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Re: Insight on switching to a 6.5 inch barrel

Post by brupe » Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:57 am

withoutremorse42 wrote:
brupe wrote:Definitely something I need to consider before purchasing.
I appreciate the insight; thank you.
I've had a couple V7 6.5"s, as well as other 4.75-7.5" barrels. I love the V7 and usually run it tucked. It's a nice barrel, I usually run Barnes 110's or Federal 120's through it, and it does very well with american eagle 220 subs as well as discreet ballistics 190's. It's a solid barrel!


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Nice.
I was curious what factory ammo people were using w/ the 6.5 V7; thanks for posting what you use.
I plan on running a few boxes of factory though it, to break it in and collect brass. Then I'll start reloading for it.
If you have any subsonic recipes for a 6.5" w/ 1:7 twist; I'd love to get them.

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Re: Insight on switching to a 6.5 inch barrel

Post by withoutremorse42 » Mon Dec 17, 2018 12:41 pm

brupe wrote:
withoutremorse42 wrote:
brupe wrote:Definitely something I need to consider before purchasing.
I appreciate the insight; thank you.
I've had a couple V7 6.5"s, as well as other 4.75-7.5" barrels. I love the V7 and usually run it tucked. It's a nice barrel, I usually run Barnes 110's or Federal 120's through it, and it does very well with american eagle 220 subs as well as discreet ballistics 190's. It's a solid barrel!


Image
Nice.
I was curious what factory ammo people were using w/ the 6.5 V7; thanks for posting what you use.
I plan on running a few boxes of factory though it, to break it in and collect brass. Then I'll start reloading for it.
If you have any subsonic recipes for a 6.5" w/ 1:7 twist; I'd love to get them.
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Re: Insight on switching to a 6.5 inch barrel

Post by plant.one » Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:35 am

brupe wrote:
John A. wrote:Aesthetics doesn't make it sound any better.

If anything, the shorter barrel will allow more unburned powder into your suppressor, which will make it LOUDER.
That’s what I read... I currently have a 10.5” on now; how much louder would the 6.5” be?

about 4" louder. give or take a CH. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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