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#6513683 - 10/26/16 08:12 PM Caliber change
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I'm looking to make a caliber change from 300 win mag to ? I have a savage 110 that is currently a 300 win mag. I'm looking to change to something a lilt more economical. I don't hunt, only target shooting. Looking for some thing long range, out to 1000 yds. What are your suggestions for a long action, long range target rifle?

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#6513712 - 10/26/16 08:31 PM Re: Caliber change [Re: jlsbassman]
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7mm08, 6.5 Creedmore, 7mm mag?
FYI, you can use your 110 action for a short or long actions doner, I have a few of them.
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#6513717 - 10/26/16 08:36 PM Re: Caliber change [Re: jlsbassman]
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Do you hand load?
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#6513723 - 10/26/16 08:41 PM Re: Caliber change [Re: jlsbassman]
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I do hand load. I am thinking some kind of 6.5 or 7mm. I already have a couple 243 and 308.

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#6513732 - 10/26/16 08:45 PM Re: Caliber change [Re: jlsbassman]
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#6513739 - 10/26/16 08:47 PM Re: Caliber change [Re: TCB]
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Originally Posted By: TCB
6.5 Creedmoor


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#6513741 - 10/26/16 08:48 PM Re: Caliber change [Re: jlsbassman]
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7 Rem Mag with 180 Berger VLDs is my hot rod. You could go win that case and try Hornady ELD. They're about to smash Berger's BC.

6.5 mm, keeping that bolt face will make for a super fast 140 gr bullet MV, but you'll not have very much barrel life, less than 1000 rounds I bet.

Long action with a 30-06 bolt face 280, 280 A.I., 284 Win, 6.5-284 6.5-06, 6.5-06 A.I. to name a few.

All of those are quite comfortable well beyond 1K yards.
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#6514023 - 10/27/16 07:01 AM Re: Caliber change [Re: el_cazador713]
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#6514025 - 10/27/16 07:06 AM Re: Caliber change [Re: jlsbassman]
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What are your suggestions for a long action long range target rifle?
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#6514207 - 10/27/16 09:08 AM Re: Caliber change [Re: jlsbassman]
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284 Winchester or 7mm RSAUM. The higher BCs in the 7mm projectiles are hard to beat.
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#6514217 - 10/27/16 09:13 AM Re: Caliber change [Re: jlsbassman]
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6.5 284 Winchester or a 6.5 x 7mm wsm the 6.5 bullets would be better for 1000 yds.

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#6514317 - 10/27/16 10:04 AM Re: Caliber change [Re: jlsbassman]
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You say looking for something economical, to me if you handload you are looking for something with a smaller case capacity.

280 rem seems like a good one. I have thought about doing a 6.5-06 or a 6mm-06, or like others have said you can build any of the short action calibers on a long action as well.
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#6514389 - 10/27/16 10:39 AM Re: Caliber change [Re: jlsbassman]
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Can you build a .284 on a short action? My guess is that it won't handle the length needed to seat the heavier bullets?
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#6514622 - 10/27/16 01:36 PM Re: Caliber change [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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Originally Posted By: QuitShootinYoungBucks
Can you build a .284 on a short action? My guess is that it won't handle the length needed to seat the heavier bullets?


284 Winchester is a short action round, it does limit capacity with long bullets. You can build it on a custom from a long action with a long throat for using long bullets. The 6.5-284 Norma is just the 284 necked down to 6.5 but the specs are for using a long action so the bullets can be seated longer
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#6514693 - 10/27/16 02:20 PM Re: Caliber change [Re: kmon1]
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Originally Posted By: QuitShootinYoungBucks
Can you build a .284 on a short action? My guess is that it won't handle the length needed to seat the heavier bullets?


284 Winchester is a short action round, it does limit capacity with long bullets. You can build it on a custom from a long action with a long throat for using long bullets. The 6.5-284 Norma is just the 284 necked down to 6.5 but the specs are for using a long action so the bullets can be seated longer


You'll get more rounds out of the .284 than a 6.5x.284....plus better BC. I'm getting a .284 built on a long action to run 180's (can't wait until its finished). The .284 is one of the most inherently accurate cartridges made so you can go wrong with the .284.

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