Originally Posted by 95sniper
Does the heavier barrel make a big enough difference accuracy wise? Just curious.
to some degree, yes it does. heavier barrel will have less barrel harmonics, as in less deflection and also will allow more shots to be fired before it heats up. the longer barrel will allow it to achieve a little more velocity which can add to it's accuracy. as a barrel heats up, it's deflection can increase which will impede it's accuracy to a degree.
now slim sporter barrels can be just as accurate, but heat up quicker. but for hunting work just fine, because you wouldn't be shooting much anyways.