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#6173939 - 02/08/16 05:38 AM Yet another caliber debate
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Never thought I'd have this problem, I usually know what I want and try to keep it simple. But I have a new custom action coming my way soon and I have no idea what I want. I want long range capabilities and a good hunting rifle, prob 50/50 mix. I want another 300wm, but also a 6.5creedmor, but I like short actions so there's also the 300wsm. I currently have a 22-250,223, 243, 308, 270, 30-06 (aka Walmart calibers).
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#6173956 - 02/08/16 06:22 AM Re: Yet another caliber debate [Re: BigPig]
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Start it off for 6.5 Creedmoor
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#6173989 - 02/08/16 06:58 AM Re: Yet another caliber debate [Re: BigPig]
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I'd seriously look at the 6.5 if it were mine.

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#6173994 - 02/08/16 07:02 AM Re: Yet another caliber debate [Re: BigPig]
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What are you hunting?

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#6173995 - 02/08/16 07:02 AM Re: Yet another caliber debate [Re: BigPig]
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Those sound like good suggestions.

I'll toss in 325WSM, a short action cartridge that comes amazingly close to the Remington 8mm mag in performance.
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#6174033 - 02/08/16 07:35 AM Re: Yet another caliber debate [Re: BigPig]
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Short Action

6.5 x 47
6.5 Creedmoor
7mm-08 (maybe A.I., dee is the man to pm)

Long Action

Not another 300 WM if you have one
7 Rem Mag loaded with 180's
28 Nosler loaded with 195's (be my pick)
6.5-06 (has my attention, 26 Nosler is a barrel burner)
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#6174039 - 02/08/16 07:38 AM Re: Yet another caliber debate [Re: BigPig]
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I've always wanted to do the 7-08, so that would be my pick.

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#6174052 - 02/08/16 07:50 AM Re: Yet another caliber debate [Re: BigPig]
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Don't currently have a 300wm, had one and liked it, but somebody paid me too much for it so I let it go.

Will have to research some of the calibers being mentioned
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Enjoy it while you can. One day you might be complaining about NOT getting random pop-ups in the morning. grin

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#6174064 - 02/08/16 08:05 AM Re: Yet another caliber debate [Re: BigPig]
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6.5 wsm sounds interesting if you reload (300wsm necked down to 6.5). Not sure you would gain anything tangible over the 6.5 creedmore which has plenty of factory ammo and brass available.
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#6174073 - 02/08/16 08:12 AM Re: Yet another caliber debate [Re: BigPig]
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Anything in 6.5mm would be my choice. I love the 3 that I shoot - 6.5 Creedmoor,260 Remington,6.5-06.

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#6174077 - 02/08/16 08:17 AM Re: Yet another caliber debate [Re: BigPig]
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6.5-284

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#6174180 - 02/08/16 09:28 AM Re: Yet another caliber debate [Re: BigPig]
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If you go 6.5 get the best 6.5 cartridge you can get, which I think is the 6.5 SLR.


http://www.6mmar.com/site/mobile?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.6mmar.com%2F65_SuperLR.php#3018

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#6174186 - 02/08/16 09:32 AM Re: Yet another caliber debate [Re: MacDaddy21]
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Originally Posted By: MacDaddy21

http://www.6mmar.com/site/mobile?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.6mmar.com%2F65_SuperLR.php#3018


Unencoded URL: http://www.6mmar.com/65_SuperLR.php#3018


Edited by bside (02/08/16 09:36 AM)

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#6174190 - 02/08/16 09:36 AM Re: Yet another caliber debate [Re: bside]
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Originally Posted By: bside
Originally Posted By: MacDaddy21

http://www.6mmar.com/site/mobile?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.6mmar.com%2F65_SuperLR.php#3018


Unencoded URL: http://www.6mmar.com/65_SuperLR.php#3018


It only gives you 60ft/s over a creedmoor.

Now if you want a stud 6.5 with 308 type barrel life, the 6.5 SAUM is ticket.

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#6174192 - 02/08/16 09:36 AM Re: Yet another caliber debate [Re: BigPig]
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Thanks. On my phone and it was giving me some trouble.

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