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Unread 07-26-2013, 11:11 AM
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25-06 or 260 or.....

I'm wanting to build a lightweight whitetail rifle. 22" barrel or less. I don't reload and have no idea what caliber I want. Need help on a light recoil rig and don't have a full understanding of the different powders and what would get a complete burn in a short barrel.

Concerns are: light recoil, flat trajectory, and I want to be able to shoot up to 500 yds - all in 7 lbs or less.
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    Unread 07-26-2013, 11:25 AM
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    Re: 25-06 or 260 or.....

    Tikka T3 in 25-06.. Comes with 22" barrel and very accurate and light. The gun will shoot great and easily will reach your yardage goals
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    Unread 07-26-2013, 11:48 AM
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    Re: 25-06 or 260 or.....

    Thanks I am probably going to have something built I just don't know what caliber. I hade a 308 built on a 700 action i am trying to sell to fund the new project if it doesn't sell I could rebuild on that action but still not sure what caliber. The more I read the more confused I get. I am very new to custom guns and long range shooting I made uneducated decisions on my first build and wound up with a great shooting gun that was nothing like what I wanted and now have a bad tast in my mouth
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    Unread 07-26-2013, 12:15 PM
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    Re: 25-06 or 260 or.....

    What are your complaints with the 308? I would think that would suit your criteria stated, besides the fact its not a 25-06 or a 260. If you dont sell it there are some great cartridges you could use off that action.
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    Unread 07-26-2013, 12:33 PM
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    Re: 25-06 or 260 or.....

    The 308 shoots great a lot better than I can. It was my fault t never got anything in writing when we started the build. I wanted a light weight short barreled hunting rifle I ended up with a short heavy tactical rifle. It is a blueprinted Remington sps barreled action with hs stock Jewell trigger Harris bipod acushot monopod and a Ziess 4.5-14 x 50 if anyone is interested cash or trade. Back to the point it is a great gun just not what I wanted and if I start over I want a smaller and flatter shooting caliber.
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    Unread 07-26-2013, 02:58 PM
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    Re: 25-06 or 260 or.....

    Not many folks do this anymore ,but a 125-130 gn is a pretty good little white tail round in a 308. That would allow you to get some use outta that rifle. If you wanna try a different cartridge, im a big fan of the 22-250, the 243 win, and also the 7mm-08. Ammo is pretty available, relatively priced and accurate. With the 22-250 i would try to take pretty close shots. Ive seen people take mid range body shots on deer with that round but i dont think its a good idea.
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    Unread 07-26-2013, 03:40 PM
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    Re: 25-06 or 260 or.....

    What would be an affective range on a whitetail with 243? I could use my action for that where the 25-06 I would have to get a long action and from what I have read I would also want the LA for a 260 if in the future I start hand loading
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