Originally Posted by gunsmith1012
Just looking for some ideas here. I want to build a dedicated gun for groundhogs and coyotes for 800 to 1500yards. this is what i have so far stockade 1000br stock, jewell trigger, 20moa rail and a stainless steel remington 700 short action. im open to any suggestions to cailber was leaning towards a 260 or a 6.5x47 lapua, but im not stuck on either. want to decide soon so i can order a barrel dies and brass. any info thankful for. been blasting them with the 338 lapua so far but an hoping for a more cost effective shorter caliber for these little guys.
Of the two I'd definitely go with the .260.
However that being said, if you are serious about small critters beyond 1,000yds I'd say take a long hard look at the .300wsm since you can throw much heavier High BC bullets from it than you can from the .260.
I keep hearing rumors of some heavier 6.5 super high BC bullets coming out anytime now from a couple of the manufacturers which if they do appear and prove out could change that equation but for now that's the way things shake out.