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Long Range Deer and Groundhog combination Rifle

 
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Old 12-05-2003, 07:32 PM
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Re: Long Range Deer and Groundhog combination Rifle

H&F,

In Va. can you honestly say you will shoot a bunch over 500 if so .. look at the 6.5/284.. if not I shoot a 6mmAI with 105 Bergers at 3200 that have a bunch of enrergy at 1K.. the 243 or the 243AI won't be that far behind and the 107 and 105's just may be the ticket for you....

just look at the ballistics for a 107 SMK and a 105 Berger at an average of 3150...

the 107's have a drop of 137" at 800 yards and 800 ft lbs... thats enough for a whitetail! Way more than enought for a g-hog....

but like I said if you just need a change of caliber.. go for the 6.5-284

but if you don't want the recoil.. I'd stay where you are just a longer barrel ( 30" ) and a fast twist!
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Old 12-05-2003, 08:26 PM
 
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Re: Long Range Deer and Groundhog combination Rifle

500 yards would the max. that I would attempt at this time. I don't have a problem with the 243AI caliber I am going to purchased a new barrel, and I want the best caliber that I can get for my needs.

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Old 01-08-2004, 12:15 AM
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Re: Long Range Deer and Groundhog combination Rifle

H&F,Just a thought, how about the 25wssm? It a short action preforms like a 25-06rem or better out preforms the 243ackley and still has anuff at 500-600yds to work on deer. Outlaw.
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Old 01-08-2004, 05:00 PM
 
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Re: Long Range Deer and Groundhog combination Rifle

You already have a good set of dies and knowledge with the 243AI I'd stay with that.

\Get a new barrel say 28" or so 1-8 twist with a tight neck and you should have all the gun you'll ever need for deer out to at least 700yds if you shoot the A-max or Berger VLD's.

and considering that the BC of the 105gr Berger is .565 it should shoot plenty flat enough for deer to 500yds with little scope adjustment.
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