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Old 02-22-2010, 04:03 PM
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Gun Rebarrel Wich Caliber

Hey guys I am having my CZ550 .308 Varmint worked over by Longshotrifles I am considering different calibers but I am kind of stumped as to wich caliber would be best. I will be using the rifle to shoot steel and targets long range mostly 600 to 1000 yards, I would also like to get my feet wet in competitive shooting maybe fclass, I would like some suggestions as far as calibers go I have given 6.5x284, not to crazy with barrel life (I like to shoot abunch) is there any thing out there that trumps the 308 for versatility and accuracy if anyone has any suggestions I would surely appreciate them.
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Old 02-22-2010, 04:12 PM
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Re: Gun Rebarrel Wich Caliber

I heard that the 6.5-284 Norma isn't that bad as far as barrel life goes. Can anyone back me on that?
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Old 02-22-2010, 04:20 PM
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Re: Gun Rebarrel Wich Caliber

What about 260 Remington? That would keep you in the 6.5s and give you great barrel life.
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Old 02-22-2010, 04:25 PM
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Re: Gun Rebarrel Wich Caliber

How does the 260 perform long range I dont know much about that round what is the pros and cons over 308
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Old 02-22-2010, 05:48 PM
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Re: Gun Rebarrel Wich Caliber

Try the 6.5 creedmoor. Seen it do wonders at 1000. And better on barrels.
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Old 02-22-2010, 07:19 PM
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Re: Gun Rebarrel Wich Caliber

If you want accuracy, good bbl life and a 6.5, look at the 6.5-47 Lapua. In a 6mm try the 6 Dasher, or the 6-6.5-47 L. These calibers are really starting to shine in 600 and 1000 BR shooting heavy bullets in a 1-8 twist tube. The F class guys love the 6.5 x 47L. The best part is you can start out with QUALITY brass and they are compeditive to over 3000 rounds. Many, many more for hunting accuracy needs.

Heck, even the strait 6mm BR is raising kane in 600 and 1000 br!!! All have the punch to bring down deer sized game at 500 yards with the heavy bullets.

I also have a 6.5 WSSM, but you need to start out with a mag bolt face. Balistics are on par with the 6.5-284.
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Old 02-22-2010, 07:41 PM
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Re: Gun Rebarrel Wich Caliber

Gunsmith said 6.5x47 wouldnt feed in my rifle, how does the 6.5 credemore size up against the 6.5x47
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