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Old 02-11-2010, 10:11 PM
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Re: Need help choosing a caliber

6BR isn't gonna fit on his boltface...
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Old 02-12-2010, 01:05 AM
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6BR isn't gonna fit on his boltface...
Change the bolt face. Can't you get a new bolt that would work???

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PS: My whole build only cost me $1443.00 total.
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Old 02-12-2010, 08:10 AM
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Re: Need help choosing a caliber

For the 6BR, I already have a 6.5-284.
And for groundhogs up to? Elk would prob be the biggest game I would chase with it.
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Old 02-12-2010, 10:31 AM
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For the 6BR, I already have a 6.5-284.
And for groundhogs up to? Elk would prob be the biggest game I would chase with it.
Groundhogs to elk ? How about a 300 Win Mag? 110gr to 220gr.
Hard to beat.
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Old 02-12-2010, 10:51 AM
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You said groundhogs and up? Up to what? If it is up to deer size why not build a 6mm Norma BR.? It is one of the most accurate rounds out to 1,000 yds. I built one for hunting and it has shot 2 5 shot groups at 200 yds in the low .3s" and almost all the other groups were under 1/2". May get 10,000 rounds out of it before you need a new barrel. I killed an 8 pt. buck with it at 200 yds and had a complete pass through the neck spine and out through the leg bone on the other side.

If you don't need such a big bore rifle get one you will really have fun with.

joseph

PS: I'm going to hunt antelope & mule deer with it this fall in Wyoming.
I have a dasher ( baisicly a 6 BR imp.) I use as a back up at 1000 yd matches. For deer season I bolt the bbld action into a hunting stock. 2 years ago my youngest (8 at the time) smoked a large doe at 514 yards. 105 berger VLD at 2950. Took out both sholders and exited!!

It realy is all you need, ........but..........I like a little overkill. Something between a 7mmsaum up to a big 338.
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Old 02-12-2010, 11:03 AM
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Re: Need help choosing a caliber

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Groundhogs to elk ? How about a 300 Win Mag? 110gr to 220gr.
Hard to beat.
What about the .300 WSM? I think that would work too.
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Old 02-12-2010, 11:21 AM
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What about the .300 WSM? I think that would work too.
+1, Sure would. What's the case diameter of the 8mm Mag? Maybe the 300 WSM would be a better choice for a feeding from a magazine .
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