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?Caliber of custom, long rang hunting rifle: low recoil using brake and factory ammo?

 
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Old 05-03-2011, 12:55 PM
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Re: ?Caliber of custom, long rang hunting rifle: low recoil using brake and factory a

The Factory ammo thing is hurting you.

Check out HSM ammo you should find some good stuff there, and you might even get some ideas for chambering.

P.S. Most of the major ammo brands don't load stuff specifically for long range hunting. HSM and some others provide superior products in the long range field.
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Old 07-31-2012, 07:05 PM
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Re: ?Caliber of custom, long rang hunting rifle: low recoil using brake and factory a

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Wanting to purchase a new custom rifle for hunting anything from coyote to Moose and need some help in choosing a caliber. Main thing I want is a gun/caliber that is fun to shoot and, for me, that means low recoil. I want something I can shoot all day. I plan on having a muzzle brake installed, and I do not reload.

I am considering GA Precision's Nontypical in .300 WSM or 6.5-284 Norma. I realize those are weird calibers to be torn between. But, my thoughts are that I like the high BC and long range capabilities of the 6.5-284, but I am a little concerned about its knock-down power on bigger game such as black bear, moose...etc. I know a .300 WSM will get the job done on bigger game, but I already have a Browning A-bolt in .300 WSM, and I never shoot it because I don't like having the crap kicked out of me. Also, I'm thinking shot distances on moose and black bear would probably be 300 yards or less, so my A-bolt would already work there. So, I am leaning toward the 6.5-284.

My intended use for the gun is antelope, deer, sheep, elk...etc out West, and of course, I want something that has long-range capabilities. I am new to long range hunting as it is dense and hilly where I hunt here in Arkansas, but I intend to practice out to 6-700 yards.

I have read a lot of great posts on the site and a lot of folks like the bigger 338's and what not, but I'm thinking something with lighter recoil is the thing for me. Any thoughts, advice, experience, and/or opinions are greatly appreciated!!!


Got a mountain eagle 300WM fox river muzzle brake brushed chrome finish (very rare) never fired with a great nikon scope (new also) plus 200 rounds of Hornady custom ammo #8200 for sale great semi custom gun. will be listed shortly


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Re: ?Caliber of custom, long rang hunting rifle: low recoil using brake and factory a

Either will work for your desired application. The wsm will do it with more authority however.

Personally, out to 600yds there's not much I'd even think twice about with the .260.
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Old 08-01-2012, 09:23 AM
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Re: ?Caliber of custom, long rang hunting rifle: low recoil using brake and factory a

I'm thinking he made his choice last May.
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Re: ?Caliber of custom, long rang hunting rifle: low recoil using brake and factory a

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I'm thinking he made his choice last May.
I didn't even look at the date. I am beginning to wonder though how these threads mysteriously reappear on the front page after so long being dormant... .
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