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#6598925 - 12/22/16 06:13 PM What caliber do I need next?
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Registered: 02/24/07
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Loc: Palestine
Got an itch for a new rifle but can't decide what to get. I currently have a 6.5 creed and 30-06 in bolt guns, a 35 Rem and 30-30 in lever guns, 22s and a 17hmr. I'm leaning towards a tikka varmint in 22250 or a tikka CTR in 308. What says the THF?
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#6598931 - 12/22/16 06:14 PM Re: What caliber do I need next? [Re: SpoonPlatoon]
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The 22-250 definitely fills a gap in your quiver.
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#6598976 - 12/22/16 06:40 PM Re: What caliber do I need next? [Re: SpoonPlatoon]
TexFlip Offline
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Registered: 08/18/12
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Loc: Chambers County
AR15 in 223 or 204
44 Saddle Ring carbine
22-250 bolt gun
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#6598987 - 12/22/16 06:46 PM Re: What caliber do I need next? [Re: SpoonPlatoon]
Texas Dan Offline
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Rather than focusing on different calibers, I've built my collection around different brands in a smaller range of calibers. This way, I can use the same ammo in different models.
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#6598997 - 12/22/16 06:49 PM Re: What caliber do I need next? [Re: SpoonPlatoon]
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Why not go with the 220 Swift?

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#6599008 - 12/22/16 06:55 PM Re: What caliber do I need next? [Re: SpoonPlatoon]
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Like stated above...you're missing a .22-caliber hotrod. I think you need want a .22-250 or a .220 Swift!
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#6599080 - 12/22/16 07:57 PM Re: What caliber do I need next? [Re: SpoonPlatoon]
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22250 over a swift is your answer

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#6599082 - 12/22/16 07:58 PM Re: What caliber do I need next? [Re: SpoonPlatoon]
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Another vote for 22-250. Convert my target rifle from a 22-250 to 308. While I don't regret it overall because the 308 is vastly superior I the wind at range for a newbie like me. But I still really miss having a 22-250.

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#6599241 - 12/22/16 09:48 PM Re: What caliber do I need next? [Re: SpoonPlatoon]
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Time for AR in 6.8

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#6599269 - 12/22/16 10:01 PM Re: What caliber do I need next? [Re: SpoonPlatoon]
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I'd say a .223 or 22-250 bolt gun
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#6599342 - 12/22/16 11:22 PM Re: What caliber do I need next? [Re: TexasVine]
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Originally Posted By: Deerhunter61
Why not go with the 220 Swift?


I've thought about it but as of now I don't handload so I don't think I'd get the most out of it.

Originally Posted By: TexasVine
The 22-250 definitely fills a gap in your quiver.


This is what I'm thinking too. The only reason I lean 308 is because there is ammo EVERYWHERE.
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#6599602 - 12/23/16 08:35 AM Re: What caliber do I need next? [Re: SpoonPlatoon]
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The 22-250 definitely fills the gap or a 6mm CM running lighter bullets. P_102
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#6600043 - 12/23/16 12:56 PM Re: What caliber do I need next? [Re: SpoonPlatoon]
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I've never understood why people purchase odd-ball calibers (yes, I'm classifying the .22-250 as one). Ammo is harder to find, more expensive, less options & isn't any more impressive than more mainstream cal.'s.
Having said that, an AR in 6.8 is nice to have! bolt
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#6600224 - 12/23/16 03:34 PM Re: What caliber do I need next? [Re: SpoonPlatoon]
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Registered: 09/09/16
Posts: 223
Loc: Thrall Texas
45 Colt lever action with 16 inch barrel

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#6600234 - 12/23/16 03:41 PM Re: What caliber do I need next? [Re: SpoonPlatoon]
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22-250 is good, but how can a grown man not have a 7.62 x 51?????????

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