Re: Choosing a long range caliber
Originally Posted by mleeber
My goal is to get into a solid gun in a caliber that will allow really long shots. Ranges out to a mile or more have me very interested. Will a 6.5 barrel last that much longer than a 7 or 300? Will a nitride bath help with barrel life or is this the latest voodoo? Is the 6.5 neutered with the lighter bullets? Thoughts??? Oh...and a 50 cal is not in the cards; when I think about reloading for that beast I can see my powder and bullet costs getting out of hand quickly.
If your conditions are not great you'll really struggle with the 6.5 at a mile plus to even see hits and if you add wind you could end up hating life, it's fun for me to shoot them a mile plus but then I can also sling some 300gr Berger down range and get more forgiveness in the wind and get solid feed back which makes me happy, happy, happy!!
The 300 Win with a 215 Berger or even something like the 300 Norma mag with a 230 Berger would be a solid compromise to the big 338 but for serious fun and getting feed back you can learn from I would not go smaller for my primary ELR rifle. If your trying to hunt ELR go with something that will hump the 300 gr Bergers!
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