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Let’s say you have two nearly identical all steel 22lr revolvers, the only difference between the two:

-One has a 1 7/8’ barrel and one has a 6 inch barrel.

Now each revolver, has an identical rate of twist, is similar in weight, has an identical scope mounted and sighted (negating sight radius), and will be fired from a ransom rest in SA. All shooting will take place in an indoor range at 25, 50, and 100 yards (no wind).

1. So all other factors being equal, is a snubby’s inherent accuracy

**equal**to a longer barreled revolver?

2. Will the rate of powder burn in either barrel be more consistent?

3. Will velocities be more consistent in either barrel length?

4. Will the rifling of either barrel spin the projectile with more consistency.

5. Will the harmonics of either barrel be more consistent.

6. What factor will have the greatest effect on accuracy?

My assumptions:

1. The longer barrel will be more accurate, but only slightly so.

2. The powder burn might be more consistent from a longer barrel.

3. Due to a more consistent powder burn the velocities from the longer barrel will have a lower ES.

4. The rifling of the longer barrel will spin the projectile with more consistency.

5. The harmonics of the longer barrel will be more consistent due to the greater mass.

6. The more consistent powder burn in the longer barrel will have the most effect on accuracy.