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Old 11-05-2004, 12:34 AM
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Re: The best long range caliber

I notice we are supposed to be considering a Lazzeroni chambering?

A question of my own. Why not much current interest in this series? Proprietary brass, unremarkable design....15 minutes of fame time limit, what?

Aside from that, I see a 280 Remington or Ackley as a practical solution. The 6.5s have no sex appeal; for me.

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Re: The best long range caliber

I am going to answer the Topic question. "The Best long range caliber". It would be a .338 shooting the 300g SMK at over 3000 fps. This would take one of the large cases like the 338 Lapua 338/416 or the 408/338 and all imp versions [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
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Old 11-06-2004, 12:12 AM
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Re: The best long range caliber

My .277 is good and my 7mm STW was built as a 1000 yard gun.

My next project because i don't have the money to step up to the .50 cal plate is going to be .338 probably a Lapua and it will have a 32 inch stainless 1.250
http://www.riflebarrels.com/products...le_barrels.htm

I already have both my guns in 1.250 in the bench rest so they are legal for competition.

For coyotes and deer the 250 or 275 should take them out.
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My next hunting rifle will be a 7mm Mag because i have a large enough quantity of Norma brass to wear out two barrels. If that weren't the case it would be a 7mm bullet stuffed in a 300WSM case (little more powder capacity and better quality brass). More than capable enough to kill elk at 500 yards.

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Re: The best long range caliber

Almost Exactly what I said Crow Mag. The .338 Lapua. With a 32 inch barrel and quality M -Brake to launch those 300 grain bullets from the prone position with a bypod.
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Re: The best long range caliber

I'm gonna agree with Jerry on the 6.5-06 , here is my reason.
1)deer being the largest game and being shot
at under 600yds
2)low recoil as compaired to down range thump
3)good brass and simple to load , getting the 30-06 Lapua brass and running it through the 6.5-06FL die and your done
4)a huge selection of great bullets

The Nosler #5 book says that you can get 2800fps+ out of a 24" barrel , I'm guessing that these numbers are conservitive and if you go with a 26" tube you should be able to get the 140gr bullets real close to the 3000fps mark. And I would think that a 96gr V-max or 107gr SMK would make a realy nice thump on your coyotes if they were launched at 3500fps or so
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Hi I would get a 7mm Remington ultra mag eithr a sendero or a LSS and shot a 150 gr XBT barns bullet at 3400 ft per sec. BC of .529. You will fine if you compare this combination to anything else it will be very hard to get something better for that price. Sighted 2 inches high at 100 yards your zero wuld be 280 and be 3 inches low at 330 yards. Your energy at 600 yards is 1810 and thats good power. Dan
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