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Old 04-04-2011, 09:40 PM
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looking for a flat varmint/deer caliber

Hey all!
I'm looking to start my 3rd M700 build. I would like something in the 6mm or 6.5mm category for groundhogs/long range PD's/ deer/and maybe antelope if I ever get a chance. My biggest goal for this is to have a VERY flat trajectory. Some of the calibers I was looking at was the 243AI, 6mm Rem or AI, 6-284, or 6.5-284. I already have a 6.5x47 Lapua in the making. I know that the 6-284 has a significantly shorter barrel life, but that doesn't really scare me away. Any input you have on this I would greatly appreciate!! Thanks!
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Old 04-04-2011, 10:18 PM
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Re: looking for a flat varmint/deer caliber

Something like a 6.5-284 or 6.5-06 would be at the top of my list.
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Old 04-04-2011, 10:49 PM
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Re: looking for a flat varmint/deer caliber

I like the 243 AI myself
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Old 04-04-2011, 11:30 PM
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Re: looking for a flat varmint/deer caliber

The 260 rem (6.5/308) would also be a very good choice.

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Old 04-05-2011, 07:21 AM
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Re: looking for a flat varmint/deer caliber

I've been a big fan of the 6mmAI for many years having had several built from light weight sporters to 20+ pound bench p-dog guns. All are built on Nesika actions with Kreiger barrels and are extremely accurate and fun to shoot.

In the past couple of years, have become more and more impressed with my 2 6BR's though and have been quite amazed by the accuracy out to 800. No recoil with a brake, great selection of premium brass and bullets, very easy to load for and super long barrel life. Currently, I'm building this cartridge in a LRH configuration that will come in around 9 pounds complete with Nightforce 50mm scope. Hoping it will be my "go to" on varmints, deer and antelope.
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Old 04-05-2011, 07:44 AM
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Re: looking for a flat varmint/deer caliber

If you want to shoot 6.5's flat & fast, at least consider the good old .264 Win mag... It's quite a bullet launcher...
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Old 04-05-2011, 08:08 AM
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Re: looking for a flat varmint/deer caliber

if i had a 6.5x47 lapua in the oven id be waiting to try it. from what ive seen that would be your cartridge.
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