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Unread 04-09-2011, 09:24 PM
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LR on a Short Action?

Hi all, I have been shooting with a few of my friends who have me caught up shooting their long range rigs. So I am going to ask a few questions, so moderators if I put this in the wrong place please move it to the appropriate forum.
Due to the expense I would like to try an build from components that I already have.
I have on hand a Rem 700VS which will give me a short action and HS stock, I also have a 30" Krieger 6.5 barrel.
Question what cartridge will make a max of 1000yds with this combination? I am not looking to max out a cartridge to get there. Just trying to use what I have to get into shooting without going broke. Both my friends are shooting 338 Lapuas and I will say they are very nice but expensive to shoot (component speaking) and was thinking I would get in a lot more practice and shooting going with a smaller cartridge.
Thoughts?

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David
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    Re: LR on a Short Action?

    6.5 SAUM-shorter case than a WSM, great velocity with 140's especially in a 30" tube-easy 1000yd +(wyatts extended mag box gives about 2.9 COAL capacity
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    Re: LR on a Short Action?

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    Hi all, I have been shooting with a few of my friends who have me caught up shooting their long range rigs. So I am going to ask a few questions, so moderators if I put this in the wrong place please move it to the appropriate forum.
    Due to the expense I would like to try an build from components that I already have.
    I have on hand a Rem 700VS which will give me a short action and HS stock, I also have a 30" Krieger 6.5 barrel.
    Question what cartridge will make a max of 1000yds with this combination? I am not looking to max out a cartridge to get there. Just trying to use what I have to get into shooting without going broke. Both my friends are shooting 338 Lapuas and I will say they are very nice but expensive to shoot (component speaking) and was thinking I would get in a lot more practice and shooting going with a smaller cartridge.
    Thoughts?

    Thanks
    David
    Sounds like a rig just crying to be turned into a .260 Remington.
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    Re: LR on a Short Action?

    Depends on what you want to do with it, but we shoot to 1k with the 6.5x47 Lapua.
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    Re: LR on a Short Action?

    +1 for the 260 Rem.
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    Re: LR on a Short Action?

    The 6.5x47 Lapua would be my first pick, more efficient than the 260 Rem, but brass is more expensive. Either of them will get you to 1K easily. Personally, I would go with the 6.5x47 and get a bunch of brass, Berger 130's, and H4350. It basically gets the same velocity as a 260 with less powder.
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    Re: LR on a Short Action?

    Another vote for the 260 Rem. That setup would be ideallllll for an easy 1000yd rig.
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