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optimum barrel lengths 257roberts/260rem/264win

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So, I'm gonna bite the bullet, swallow my apprehensions, and order an ER Shaw MK VII. I'm a lefty, so it exponentially complicates finding a factory rifle I want. Got most of it figured out already, but barrel lengths are tripping me up. All these will be hunting rifles in a sporter contour. I'm pretty sure I want a 26" in the 264win, but I'm completely lost on the others. Any input would be greatly appreciated.
I'm not a hand loader, factory ammo only. Hence the reason I'm not getting crazy exotic with the chamberings.
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Since both the 257 Roberts and 260 Remington that I have, were built on Rem 700 short actions, they both have 24" barrels. They are very good hunting rifles at this overall length, and pack all of the wallop that I need where I hunt. Also extremely accurate. I would go with the 26" on the 264 mag.
Good Luck
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