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Old 11-19-2013, 03:53 PM
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Re: Need new "light" rifle?

280 AI, my buddy has a "light" Kimber Montana, that shoots. Can run 140 AB @ 3200 fps & 160's just over 3k and he loves it.
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Old 11-19-2013, 05:39 PM
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Re: Need new "light" rifle?

My choice for medium long range is 284 Straight Win. (or 284 Imp (Shehane)). The reason I prefer this caliber because it has Lapua brass. (from 6.5x284)

The 7mm bullet (180gr Hybrid) is the highest B.C. of 7mm group.
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Old 11-19-2013, 07:06 PM
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Re: Need new "light" rifle?

I will someday build a 280 AI, out of the ones you listed 280 AI all the way.
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Old 11-20-2013, 12:28 AM
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Re: Need new "light" rifle?

my .257 Wby Back Country just got delivered, that was my choice for a relatively LR quarterish bore.

Plus it compliments my .30-378 nicely.

I am no expert by any means, just my decision (and I love Weatherbys)
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Old 11-20-2013, 05:58 AM
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Re: Need new "light" rifle?

Go for Ruger # 1 in 6,5 x 284 Norma, that's a light and competitive combo!
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Old 11-20-2013, 01:05 PM
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Re: Need new "light" rifle?

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Go for Ruger # 1 in 6,5 x 284 Norma, that's a light and competitive combo!
If I was to go with a factory 6.5x284, I would have to go with the Savage Predator Hunter. Its a little heaveier than the Ruger, but the Predator Hunters are what I believe the most accurate rifle "factory" today. The all shoot......pretty much one hole groups. I do like the 6.5x284. I have spent a little time shooting one in the past. Very nice. The 280 AI really has caught my eye. Im gonna spend a little more time behind the rifle this weekend if the weather cooperates.
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Old 11-20-2013, 05:44 PM
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Re: Need new "light" rifle?

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My choice for medium long range is 284 Straight Win. (or 284 Imp (Shehane)). The reason I prefer this caliber because it has Lapua brass. (from 6.5x284)

The 7mm bullet (180gr Hybrid) is the highest B.C. of 7mm group.
The 180 JLK is 60 points higher than the Berger.

I would go with a 7mmSAUM or a 284 based cartridge......keep it short so you can use a Short action.
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