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Unread 11-03-2004, 08:25 PM
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The best long range caliber

I am wanting to buy a new rifle in a Lazzeroni .284,.257 or the 6.5x284,6.5x300,6x300 can anyone tell me wich is the best where i can see the ballistics and who can build the rifle for me please tell [img]images/icons/frown.gif[/img]
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    Unread 11-03-2004, 09:41 PM
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    Re: The best long range caliber

    Ok I will try to help here with a few questions 1. what do you plan on using the rifle for 2. How far are you intending to shoot and what size game. 3. Where are you located there are a lot of good gunsmiths out there and I would look for one close to your aria. Bruce Bear Dwight Scott Dave Tooley are a few that I use.
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    Re: The best long range caliber

    I want an all around gun for north america but not for bear and moose. I live in north eastern south dakota. i would like a 1000 yard rifle but i dont plan on taking game at that distance for out to the 500yd for deer so i want a good amount of energy and maybe a few coyotes in there but just mainly deer and competion but not serious competion because thats a whole diffrent game thanx for reply Crow Mag
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    Re: The best long range caliber

    6.5-284 is arguably THE 1000yard caliber.

    6.5mm bullets have high cross-sectional density and great penetration. 500yards no problems. good hunting

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    Unread 11-04-2004, 07:43 AM
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    Re: The best long range caliber

    I have 4 6.5/284 for 1000 yard competition. If I were hunting with the 6.5/284 I would use a 8 or 9 twist and 28" barrel and shoot the 140g class bullet. I would also consider the 7mm WSM and the 300 WSM with fast a twist barrel. As for ballistics there is a ballistic program that you can access online http://www.eskimo.com/~jbm/ballistics/traj/traj.html

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    Re: The best long range caliber

    For deer 500yds and in, the 6.5-284 or the 6.5-06 are superb. You can also use the 270 but that's pretty boring (I am about to become boring). If you want a bit heavier bullets, then the 280 and improved versions are fun.

    For new fad, the 7WSM, 270WSM get my nod. If you believe speed above all, 25STW and similar are fun.

    I am not a fan of the 30cal unless you can launch 210 and heavier bullets. That would make that rifle heavier then necessary or need a muzzle brake. Also, way more gun then needed for the intended ranges and game.
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    Re: The best long range caliber

    a simple 300 Wea without weatherby throat can deliver both very good accuracy at 1K and over and deliver a nice quantity of enregy with Scirroco bullet or Nosler bullet

    without 2 $ case as Lazzeroni and without 150 $ set of die ...

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