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Old 12-29-2010, 03:11 PM
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Re: Please help with caliber selection

280 AI would be great for what your after Nosler makes brass and sells loaded ammo so no fireforming needed similar performance to 7rm wsm and saum
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Old 12-30-2010, 01:13 PM
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Re: Please help with caliber selection

7MM SAUM ( Nosler makes 300 saum brass that is easily necked down )
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Old 12-30-2010, 04:50 PM
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Re: Please help with caliber selection

Originally Posted by JARHEAD1371 View Post
The down side to the 270 WSM is the lack of high BC bullets for long range.
For stock hunting bullets this isn't a real true statement. The poster was also talking about shorter ranges and 24 inch barrel I'm biased towards .277

.277 140 and 150 gr. BT's is about all I shoot. I have tried the 169.5 VLD's in my 29 inch target barrel though. Compare the BC of .284 150 and 160 gr and you are very close.

Just an example:
.270 Ackley improved 29 inch 1.250 dia. target barrel 7mm STW 28 inch 1.250 target barrel. I also love my .458 mag for varmints and the biggest game in the world.
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Old 12-30-2010, 10:07 PM
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Re: Please help with caliber selection

The 7mm wsm is probably your best choice of what you mentioned. Without a doubt though, the 300 Winchester is a much more vesatile/all around bullet for everything north america has to offer. A model 70 is practically weighted and also comes in a feather weight edition. Nevertheless the .284, .280, and 7mm
are all good cartriges in the right rifle. Ammoguide has a decent balistics chart with load data.
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