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Old March 21, 2013, 09:14 PM   #1
valleyforge.1777
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Is 357 velocity faster when leaving 16 inch Trapper or 20 inch carbine lever rifles?

Is 357 velocity faster when leaving a 16 inch Trapper or 20 inch carbine lever rifles?

Assuming one has both a 16 inch Trapper Winchester model 94 in 357 and a 20 inch carbine Winchester model 94 in 357, firing the same ammo, which one would have the higher velocity? I don't have a chrono to find out. Does anyone know?

"Logic" says that the longer barrel will produce higher velocity, but somewhere along the way of life I think I recall reading that the longer barrel of the 20 inch carbine actually slows the bullet down before it exits the muzzle end, compared to the 16 inch Trapper. Does anyone know if that's true?

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