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Re: Light Mountain Rifle Caliber

Of the choices, I would say 7-08 in the heaviest bullet your gun will accurrately shoot. The choice for me was a Christensen Arms 300 WSM. It is a little expensive, but well worth the money. Plenty of rifles and light to boot. Plenty accurate. Good luck with what ever you choose!
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    For sheer weight reduct I would go with the 260 and 7mm-08, both have great ballistics if you study up on them, and will work for deer elk moose sheep at <500yrds. For myself I just bought a LH Sav 111 blk in 270, rifle weighs 6.5# bare. I'm going to go with a Burris or Pentax 2-7x32 which will add 13oz. With a few oz for the nylon sling I'll add I should come in under 8# and under $500. I took the time to weigh our rifles today and heres what I found:

    wifes mod 700ADL wood 243 with 3-9x....... 8#
    wifes mod 111 Sav wood 30-06 and 3-9x.... 8.3#
    my mod 111 LH Sav blk .223 with 4-12x 40 8.6#
    my mod 70 26" blk 7mm Rem Mag w/ 4-16x44 & bipod 11.5#

    All were weighed with slings on to get a good total for my aching back.

    I have a lot of hope for my 270 being an accurate all day carry rifle.

    Good luck with your choice.
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    I was think about going to a long action, but wanted to stick with a short. I was kind of considering the 25-06 and the 270. I don't know, maybe I will resort to the old standby 270. I still like the 7-08. Decisions... Decisions!
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    Liltank since you aready have a 308 I would pass on the 7mm 08 and go to the 260 or even 243 to get some separation from your 308. When you look at the 308 vs the 7mm-08 you are splitting hairs to show any separation in trajectory, wind drift ect. The 264 and 243 caliber bullets offer velocities that give a little flatter trajectories along with minimal wind drift due to the high BC bullets available. Not say anything is wrong with the 7mm-08, if I were picking just one all purpose short action rifle it would be a 7mm-08. The down side to the 260 is limited selection of factory ammo.
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    I have been so impressed with my 260 rem. model 7. It was a little tempermental getting to shoot but i brought it to life. I am getting over 3000 fps with the 100 gr. bt and all the deer i killed with it does not move from there tracks and no recoil. I might get some flack here but the 7-08 i feel was a sled. Thats why i had that hart barrel opened to a 284 and then came to life.
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    Liltank since you aready have a 308 I would pass on the 7mm 08 and go to the 260 or even 243 to get some separation from your 308. When you look at the 308 vs the 7mm-08 you are splitting hairs to show any separation in trajectory, wind drift ect. The 264 and 243 caliber bullets offer velocities that give a little flatter trajectories along with minimal wind drift due to the high BC bullets available. Not say anything is wrong with the 7mm-08, if I were picking just one all purpose short action rifle it would be a 7mm-08. The down side to the 260 is limited selection of factory ammo.

    I'm one of those guys who thinks things to death. It took me about a year to decide on the .308. I know I made a good choice in that caliber. I have been doing a lot of reading on the 6.5. I like the barrel life compared to the .243 and the higher BC's. I have even considered going AI on the 260 to push it a little harder. Not sure what powder to run or bullet. I guess the 142's are the cats meow for trajectory, but I'm thinking brush and short shots where I hunt. Hmmmmmmm!
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    My 260 would not shoot factory ammo, i think thats why is was on the used rack where i bought it. Im talking close 3" groups at 100 yards. I only bedded and adjusted trigger. Like i said 100 gr. nos. bt in Md. and Pa. woods 50-100 yards very deadly. I did get it down to 3/4" groups not bad for factory rifle. I dont care to mess with imp. any more fire forming brass, not my cup of tea these days.
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