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Marksman3006
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Longer barrel means more velocity…..not more accuracy. However, with velocity comes increased accuracy at longer ranges. This is a general rule of thumb. If the barrel is too long it can actually slow the projectile down…..but this is rare and shouldnt concern you. It really comes down to velocity. A short barrel shooting the same velocity as a longer barrel does have a disadvantage still……the escaping gas behind the pellet is at a much higher pressure and therefore there is more turbulance on the skirt of the pellet as it leaves the crown.
My advice……if shooting long range stick with a proven long range platform. If shooting shorter ranges you will probably never tell the difference.