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Unread 08-10-2009, 12:04 AM
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Looking for a good SA deer cartridge

Up until now I have been using my 7mag to bring down the small deer here in SC. I sometimes shoot longer ranges (less than 300 yds) and would like something more powerful than a 243. I would like to hear about some calibers that utilize a .470 bolt face that are stronger and more efficient than the 243 but still can be fired from a short action rifle. I thank you all in advance
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    Unread 08-10-2009, 12:35 AM
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    Re: Looking for a good SA deer cartridge

    go with a fast twist 243 and shoot the 105 to 115 range bullets...

    Get a 7mm-08 or 308 both of these are great rounds for what you are talking about.

    Personally I'd go 7mm-08 and use the higher BC bullets for great downrange performance !
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    Unread 08-10-2009, 12:53 AM
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    Re: Looking for a good SA deer cartridge

    Someone on another forum mentioned the 260. Are there advantages over the 260 vs 7mm-08? Is there a large difference between these 2 cartridges?
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    Re: Looking for a good SA deer cartridge

    not really... very similar actually.

    I still like the 7mm-08 over the 260 which is a 6.5mm.

    go read here... lots of great reading. Scroll down to 7mm-08 info.

    http://www.6mmbr.com/7mm284.html
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    Re: Looking for a good SA deer cartridge

    What is the usual/average cost of a switch barrel job at a gunsmith? I may look into a 7mm-08 barrel
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    Re: Looking for a good SA deer cartridge

    depends on your model and make of rifle, barrel you decide on etc.

    Typical barrel is 250 - 300 range.

    install is usually around 150 - 225
    includes cut, chamber, crown, thread, etc.

    expect $400 - $500 I'd suppose.
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    Re: Looking for a good SA deer cartridge

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    depends on your model and make of rifle, barrel you decide on etc.

    Typical barrel is 250 - 300 range.

    install is usually around 150 - 225
    includes cut, chamber, crown, thread, etc.

    expect $400 - $500 I'd suppose.
    Id be happy with a take off barrel. I just dropped $300 on my long ranger in 300 win mag. I am hoping I can find a 7mm-08 for $50-100
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