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Old 12-26-2009, 10:49 PM
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Re: best long range short action round


Great gun for hunting or target shooting out to 1000 and beyond if you are skilled enough. Wide selection of bullets, fairly cheap to reload depending on the bullet your using.

You can shoot targets at distance with just about any of the calibers listed above. It just comes down to personal preference. As far as recoil....the .300WSM isnt bad at all to me, but I have a heavy gun and only shoot it prone now off a bipod, so...
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Old 12-27-2009, 12:04 AM
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Re: best long range short action round

The problem with some of those mentioned is they will not feed through short actions with long, heavy, high BC bullets for long range shooting and should be built on a long action because of that. With all things considered the 243 AI would be my choice for your purpose. In a well built rifle you should have no problem shooting 5-9 inch groups at 1000 yards. It is extremely accurate with good barrel life and long range bullets can be fed through the action. This is one of the most consistently accurate 1000 yard chamberings ever.
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Old 12-27-2009, 02:57 AM
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Re: best long range short action round

ill just throw this out there. go for a .223 or .223wsm and shoot 80gr pills. cheep and fun. no recoil. i spot bunny hits at 100yrds. love it...
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