I think the question is what are you using this rifle for? Going hunting? 22-24 inch,and that would be to make it handier to use.Too short,and you havent burned all the powder in the barrel,say 16inches.The Russians put scopes on those 28 inch long rifles,and gave the Germans hell with them.You wont ever make a target rifle from one ,but by hand loading with different bullet weights,powder charges you can find what it does best with out cutting it up.Best deal for a cheap accurate rifle,Savage 110,about 250 bucks.All you shots under a 25 cent piece.
Completely OT, I don't see the Savage 110 on their website anymore...can you still get a plain 110? And at 250 bucks, are you referring to an accutrigger version, or an older 'plain' one?
A friend and I have been debating Remington 700 vs Savage, thinking of getting one in .308 and setting it up as a 'tactical' system. If we could find a 110 in .308 for around 250 bucks...lets just say the debate would be over