16" barrel doesn't perform poorer, that's just just his opinion. I completely disagree. Despite losing SOME velocity, it's still quite potent and capable of long range. It's 3 times the bullet of a 5.56, and 5.56 loses velocity out of 16" barrels too. My 155 grain loads are 2650 FPS at the muzzle out of my 16.5" P-308, same loads clocks 2850 from my 24" bolt action.
Last edited by RyeDaddy; October 12, 2012 at 08:15 AM.