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Old October 1, 2012, 07:39 PM   #16
Jim Watson
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The old Churchill gunmakers of England did extensive tests many years ago.
They concluded that 25 inch barrels on a traditional SxS game gun gave full velocity, good patterns, enough forward moment of inertia for a smooth swing, and with their tapered rib, as good alignment on the target as longer barrels.
They sold a lot of Model XXVs on that basis.
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