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Old 09-27-2013, 10:28 PM
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Re: New rifle and sooo many options

Look for something in either 6.5 or 7 mm. hard to beat that BC in small bores.

6.5x284 or 6.5-06 with what you're describing.
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Old 09-27-2013, 10:37 PM
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Re: New rifle and sooo many options

Another vote for the .280 Ackley Imp.
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Old 09-28-2013, 07:53 AM
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Re: New rifle and sooo many options

6.5x284 is an amazing cartridge but straight 284 (7mm) is even better. Just neck up to 7mm by using mandrel.
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Old 09-29-2013, 01:25 AM
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Re: New rifle and sooo many options

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Call me crazy too, but I'm in the middle of a build that might be a barrel burner for sure and that's the .22 cheetah MKI 40degree shoulder. Yep going a little crazy on this one. I just wanted a 350 yard laser, supposedly not much difference in drop between 350 yards for small stuff on a 15 twist brux shooting 52gr bergers.Just wanted to go fast on this one .
220 Swift fills that bill nicely and does so in a factory cartridge.
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Old 09-29-2013, 01:38 AM
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Re: New rifle and sooo many options

I found a thumbhole laminated stock from boyds for $75. I'm stuck between 6-06 and the 6.5x84 or maybe the 280 I just can't decide. The 6.5x284 ammo in 140vld variety is at sportsmans in bulk right now. I'm going to shy away from the varmint area my 243 will sling a 58gr vmax at about 3900fps so its stupid flat shooting. I agree whole heartedly the 6.5 has some crazy bc for their weight.
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Old 09-29-2013, 01:44 AM
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Re: New rifle and sooo many options

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I found a thumbhole laminated stock from boyds for $75. I'm stuck between 6-06 and the 6.5x84 or maybe the 280 I just can't decide. The 6.5x284 ammo in 140vld variety is at sportsmans in bulk right now. I'm going to shy away from the varmint area my 243 will sling a 58gr vmax at about 3900fps so its stupid flat shooting. I agree whole heartedly the 6.5 has some crazy bc for their weight.
I had a real hard time deciding on the "right caliber" in the 6.5's.

As a result I now one one .260, .264wm, and 6.5x284.

If I can find the components I may soon have a 6.5rem mag as well HA!

The 6.5 is never a bad choice and the 260 and 6.5x284 are great shooting rounds in the right rifle as well as being very economical in both the long and short terms when it comes to either loaded ammo or to load for.

I've also toyed over the years with the idea of a 6.5x300wm and 6.5 STW but I really can't justify owning either. The law of diminishing returns really kicks in at the .264wm case size when it comes to 6.5's and the 6.5x284 is very close in performance but much more economical over the life of the rifle.
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Old 09-29-2013, 07:42 PM
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Re: New rifle and sooo many options

Picked up my Leupold vx2 6-18x40 AO and rings today as well as a couple boxes of berger 115vld in 25-06. My trigger and stocks should be in by thurs so I've got some tinkering to do for friday night and be ready to rock on sat morning. Hard to believe at the 4 places I checked I could only find 5 boxes of ammo and all of it was hsm trophy gold maybe it'll like it, if not the search continues I guess. I'm already excited and this is just phase one of a build, I'll post pics as my project comes together.
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