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Unread 12-22-2009, 08:55 AM
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best long range short action round

Looking for ideas on a 1000 yard short action chambering. I am going to buy a remington 700 action soon so I need to know if I should get a magnum or standard bolt face. My hunting gun is a 7mm WSM so I'd like somthing different.

This will be a target gun for shooting steel gongs 99% of the time.

thanks for any advice.
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    Unread 12-22-2009, 08:59 AM
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    Re: best long range short action round

    Would also like it to be able to feed reliable from a DM system or just the stock BDL magazine.

    Thanks.
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    If all you are doing is banging steel, you could do well with a hot 6 or 6.5mm round and save yourself the recoil. You don't need the energy on target of a hunting application. The 243AI, 243 WSSM and 260 Remington come to mind. Typically I'd also recommend the 7mm and 300 WSMs, but you wanted something different than the 7mmWSM.
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    If all you are doing is banging steel, you could do well with a hot 6 or 6.5mm round and save yourself the recoil. You don't need the energy on target of a hunting application. The 243AI, 243 WSSM and 260 Remington come to mind. Typically I'd also recommend the 7mm and 300 WSMs, but you wanted something different than the 7mmWSM.
    +1, and I will add 6.5x47 Lapua, 6mmx47Lapua, 22-250 and 220 Swift with a high twist barrel for shooting the heavy pills. Something you may want to consider is looking into some benchrest calibers such as the 6mmBR, 6PPC, 6XC, 6.5x284, and always the reliable .308 Winny. Another to consider is the old 7mm-08. You won't be breaking any land speed records, but you will have a good selection of bullets.

    This is a very good source to do some searching for punching paper accurately. I know I have used this numerous times to make decisions for different calibers and shooting advice. It is a very informative sight in my opinion.

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    6BR,Dasher,6xc If your looking to bang steel take a look at Gary Elesio's tube gun stock. The benifits are pretty substantial for across the course type shooting. The 6br class of cartridges will help you with doping wind. They also don't eat barrels near as fast as the 243 sized case. Good brass and great high bc bullets Lastly no recoil to speak of with out a break
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    Looking for ideas on a 1000 yard short action chambering. I am going to buy a remington 700 action soon so I need to know if I should get a magnum or standard bolt face. My hunting gun is a 7mm WSM so I'd like somthing different.

    This will be a target gun for shooting steel gongs 99% of the time.

    thanks for any advice.
    You already have the one that I would recomend so my next choice would be the 7/08 plenty
    of cases (308 necked down to 7mm). Lots of good bullets and if you reload you already have
    plenty. Lots of 1000 yard matches have been won with the 7/08 and recoil is mild.

    My next choice after the 7/08 would be the 260 Rem (A 6.5 /308).

    Both use the standard bolt face.

    I have used the 7/08 very successfully beyond 500 yards on deer and 600+ on hogs.

    These cartriges load very easy and accuracy is second to none.

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    +1 for the 6.5x47 Lapua. Great brass, great bullets, great accuracy, and low recoil.
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