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Old 01-05-2013, 02:19 PM
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F-Class caliber?

I know the .308 Winchester is a very good option. But it seems it is almost too good of an option. By that i mean that almost everyone has one, I want something that can shoot farther than the 308 win but hold just as good of groups. I dont want to replace a barrel every season. (trust me i shoot well over a thousand rounds from my rifles each year... hell ive already shot 400 out of my 7mm rem mag and ive only had it for 3 months... (do the math... 400x4=1600 rounds. and i dont even shoot that one in competition... so it must have a barrel life of at least 2000 rounds. How does the 260 remington fair? It seems like it would fit the criteria listed... I would perfer something in the 6mm-7mm range. How does the 7mm-08 do at f-class? What kind of barrel life am i expected to see out of a 300 wsm? How about the 7mm wsm?

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Old 01-05-2013, 02:23 PM
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Re: F-Class caliber?

A 284 win will do exactly what you want and will have around 2000-2200 rounds of barrel life. There are some good articles on it at www.accurateshooter.com
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Old 01-05-2013, 03:47 PM
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Re: F-Class caliber?

7 SAUM or 7 WSM. .284 Win is a good choice, 6.5-284 and 6.5x47 Lapua seem to be the go-to's for the 6.5's- The question is how much recoil can you handle or want to handle?
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Re: F-Class caliber?

284, 6mmBR/BRX/Dasher, 6.5x47 Lapua will give you as good or better barrel life than the .308. I'm playing with the idea of using a 1:8 Twist standard 22-250 shooting 75-90 grain bullets. Go to accurateshooter.com and do some research over on that sight. That is a competition specialty sight. You do understand that to shoot F-T/R that a .308 or .223 are the only calibers allowed. Now for F-Open you can use any caliber you want. 6.5 Creedmoor, and the 260 would be good also. Make sure you read up on the rules. F-open you are allowed up to a 22lbs. gun that includes the weight of your bipod or front rest.
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Old 01-05-2013, 04:16 PM
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Re: F-Class caliber?

I know all the rules...... And as i shoot up to 500 rounds of 12 gauge shotgun a day out of a 9 pound gun, I can handle everything up to about a 416 rem mag... and FYI apparently you dont know the rules.... you cant shoot any caliber you want in F Open... its up to 35 caliber.
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Old 01-05-2013, 06:08 PM
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Re: F-Class caliber?

and yes i have shot a buddys safari gun chambered in 416 rem mag...
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Re: F-Class caliber?

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and FYI apparently you dont know the rules.... you cant shoot any caliber you want in F Open... its up to 35 caliber.
Well then I guess you don't need our help! You already know everything!
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