Shortening A Barrel?
Is there any reason not to?
I have a Lyman GPR 54cal, which I like, for the most part..
After the season, I'm going to be doing some things to it, one of the things I'd like to do is to shorten the barrel. It has a 32" barrel and I'm thinking about taking 6" off which would make it a 26" barrel.
I find the long barrel to be unwieldy, heavy and just seems to get in the way. After just a few moments of holding it in an offhand position, it seems very front heavy..
I presume there might be some drop in velocity? But, would that really make any difference in a hunting gun, I doubt it?
I understand the concept of a longer sighting plane being beneficial for open sights, but again it seems like a minor trade off?
I wouldn't be taking a hacksaw to it, I'd have it professionally done...........
I could just buy a shorter barreled gun, but this one is paid for and has good mojo...
I kill because I'm hunting, but killing is not the reason I go hunting.