Good morning gents. No data required here - just opinions. I have a Savage Model 12 FTR (I believe). I bought it really cheap and thought I could make some money. Well not so much so it should make a really good test bed for some of the theories being discussed here. For those of you not familiar with this model it has a 30" heavy barrel and the Savage target action. Think of it as sort of over the counter Palma or F class rifle.
Here is my question. It is really muzzle heavy with the 30" barrel. If fact it is so heavy that I don't believe I could shoot it in the CBA Heavy class at a match. I am going to shorten the barrel. My question is what is the optimum length?