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Most "Inherently Accurate" Cartridges

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Unread 10-09-2005, 10:07 PM
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Re: Most \"Inherently Accurate\" Cartridges

There are 2 parts to the question the first part is irrelivent the most inherent accurate cartrige is the 6mm PPC but useless for any application where energy levels are an issue at 800 yards. the seccond thing what do you want to shoot" what energy is required that is the most important selection before we look at what rifle and cartrige combination as we all like clean dispatches of game.

Any well built rifle should get you groups under 3" at 500 yards with practice not every group but when the conditions are right and the shooter has the brain turned on. With this in mind i would look at 6.5 and 7mm's unless the game is verry large where a 30 or 338 could be an option. now as a factory rifle a 260 rem on a Rem 700 VLS this gives you an option to rechamber it to 6.5-284 or 6.5x55 improved to give you verry good performance. Now if there is not enough energy i would look around for a Rem Sendaro SF in 7mm Rem SAUM these rifles are used in 1000 yard benchrest in Factory class and are verry capable being able to stabalise 175 and 180gr match bullets and push them just under 3000 fps they are hard to get because i dont think they are made in a heavy barrel any more. i have a 7mm SAUM on a model7SS and it shoots 3/8" groups with a Limb saver Barrel Deresonator fitted and the trigger adjusted with no other changes the case is perfect for a 7mm Bore and i believe if you require energy at 1000 yards it is a great option you can also have a custom rifle built. The 7mm WSM is ok aswell but i dont like Win Actions and prefer the Rem short mag in 7mm.

what do you need the energy for??? as i may not have given you enopugh gun but it might be perfect.

Cheers Bill
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Unread 10-12-2005, 01:08 AM
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Re: Most \"Inherently Accurate\" Cartridges

Not dis/agreeing with you, but what does come to mind is the old .219 Donaldson Wasp and the newer .20 Classic both derived from the .30/30 case. Both are very accurate, within their limitations, and the cases seem tough enough. I've reloaded some of my .219s 20 times and they show little case wear. Granted I'm not pushing them to the max allowed either, I have a .22/250 for that.
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Unread 10-13-2005, 05:39 PM
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Re: Most \"Inherently Accurate\" Cartridges

The most accurate cartridge I've ever used is the trusty 300 Win Mag.

69.4 grains RE-22 behind 200 grain Sierra Matchkings gives me one hole at 100 yards, 1.5 inches at 600 yards, and a mere 7 inches at 1000 yards. More than enough, I'd say!

I just recently received my newly created 300 WM from Stevens Accuracy. Billy sure knows how to put'em together!

I will try it out soon. Its looks to be an incredibly accurate rig.

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Unread 10-13-2005, 08:51 PM
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Re: Most \"Inherently Accurate\" Cartridges

The 30-30 case family does not make BR quality cartridges. It certainly did and does make excellent varmint quality cartridges. Which again goes to show how cartridge is not the limiting factor in accuracy.

One of the main limiting factors...bullets. One of the biggest reasons why factory rifles seem to shoot so much better today is due in large part with the enormous increase in bullet accuracy and subsequent improvements in factory ammo.

20yrs ago, how many would believe that a hunting bullet could shoot inside 1/2MOA? how many match bullets could do that?

Today, there is a whole list of hunting bullets that can and will shoot 1/4MOA or smaller. match bullets have become so good that those launched by our PPC shooters can go into a calibre size hole.

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