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Unread 01-26-2013, 08:35 PM
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Re: First Long Range Rifle

If I start with the .308 VLP, what smaller round would be the best to get us out to 1,000 yards?
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    If I start with the .308 VLP, what smaller round would be the best to get us out to 1,000 yards?
    I would suggest the 6mmBR. It isn't a super fast wild cat or high horse power cartridge, but will give you long barrel life and light recoil. Another awesome option would be the 6.5x47 Lapua. Either caliber in a tight twist (1:8 twist) for either will allow you to shoot the heavier weight bullets will give good accuracy through the wind down range. If you choose to go with the .308, then I would suggest 168 Berger hybrid, 175-200 grain of your choice for the long stuff.
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    Pretty much any caliber from .25 to 7mm would get you to 1000 yards better than the 22-250.. With that said there is no perfect or best caliber out there. I would suggest you to determine what you want then look at some loading manuals and run some variables through a ballistics program to see what would be best for you.


    Barrel life would be a big contributor in you decision, some calibers will burn out the throat a lot faster than others. Another would be trajectory how flat one shoots compared to another, the flatter a rifle shoots the better it should cut through the wind. Bullet selection is another thing to look at you should find the caliber that is going to yield the highest ballistic coefficient which helps with the flight of the bullet towards wind and gravity!! Also what type of bullet or manufacturer of bullets do you want to use Berger, Hornady, Sierra and so on.. All we can do is suggest what to do you are the one that has to make the daunted decision on what to do
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    If I start with the .308 VLP, what smaller round would be the best to get us out to 1,000 yards?
    .260 Remington.
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    Unread 01-27-2013, 10:22 AM
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    Re: First Long Range Rifle

    What length barrel and twist would you use?
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    What length barrel and twist would you use?
    Which caliber?
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    Re: First Long Range Rifle

    Sorry, I posted to quick. .260 Remington, 6mmBR, and 6.5x47 Lapua. I think you already said that you would use 1:8 twist for the 6's. Just need to know barrel length for all three and twist for the .260. Other research I did this morning leads me to believe that the .260 would have more recoil than the 6's.
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