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Old 12-03-2011, 03:19 PM
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Yes but if you are going to go the 6.5 route I'd suggest going with the .260 rem. It's going to be around for a very, very long time and so will both the factory ammo and components.

In that same vein is the 7mm-08 which is certainly worth a look.

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Forgot about the 260! Light recoil and you can load up or buy ammo super easy. 140 gr bullet that just won't give up!
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Old 12-03-2011, 11:18 PM
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260 would be a very good choice, but who makes 260 with 1:8 twist on the budget? Savage makes 11 FCNS you can get one for about 550 - 600 it has 22" barrel, but if it was me I would get their Stevens model and add custom prefit barrel then change its trigger to sss or rifle basix down the road...
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260 would be a very good choice, but who makes 260 with 1:8 twist on the budget? Savage makes 11 FCNS you can get one for about 550 - 600 it has 22" barrel, but if it was me I would get their Stevens model and add custom prefit barrel then change its trigger to sss or rifle basix down the road...
For just a little more Remington does.

Remington-Arms-Model-Seven-CDL-Centerfire-Rifle

In fact with the Christmas Sales you might well find one well under 700.00 if you shop around and give gunbroker and auctionarms a look.

Check the classifieds here as well.
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Thing with Remington 7, it has 20" barrel and 1:9 twist, but for the long shots I would prefer 1:8 to handle 140 gr bullets.
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Thing with Remington 7, it has 20" barrel and 1:9 twist, but for the long shots I would prefer 1:8 to handle 140 gr bullets.
Darn it you're right. I was thinking they came in a 1:8.5 or 1:8 twist.

As cheaply as old 700's and Model 70's can be bought at pawn shops and online one could just buy one, junk the bbl and send it off to Krieger for a new custom bbl in the desired length and twist rate.

Kreiger will do the whole job including truing the action for under 800.00.
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Re: Budget 500 yard gun ?

I switched barrel on my old 111 Savage in 270 WIN to 260 REM, I got CBI barrel in 260 Rem for about $265 from Jim Briggs at Northland Shooters Supply. It's great shooter, I have no problem taking out bugs at 100 yards with it
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I switched barrel on my old 111 Savage in 270 WIN to 260 REM, I got CBI barrel in 260 Rem for about $265 from Jim Briggs at Northland Shooters Supply. It's great shooter, I have no problem taking out bugs at 100 yards with it
Not a thing wrong with just rebarreling an old favorite.

I'll be doing that with at least one, maybe two of mine in the next six months.
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