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Unread 01-24-2012, 02:16 PM
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remington 721

Im rechambering and would like some advise. Its a 270win now and I dont want to change the bolt if possible so Im very interested in these:
6.5x284
6.5-06
280AI
260AI

Please discuss pros, cons
thanks
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    Unread 03-06-2012, 05:59 AM
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    Re: remington 721

    I have the same basic question and surprized to see 0 input on this conversion. Surely someone has some yay of nay comments?
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    Unread 03-06-2012, 10:41 AM
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    Re: remington 721

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    Originally Posted by timmay View Post
    Im rechambering and would like some advise. Its a 270win now and I dont want to change the bolt if possible so Im very interested in these:
    6.5x284
    6.5-06
    280AI
    260AI

    Please discuss pros, cons
    thanks
    They all will fit the bolt
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    Unread 03-06-2012, 10:43 AM
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    Re: remington 721

    Any of those are possible. Depends on what you want to do with the rifle.

    I hope you mean that your are re-barreling and not re-chambering.

    .250 AI would be my choice for a 1000 yard target rifle.
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    Unread 03-06-2012, 11:10 PM
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    Re: remington 721

    The .257 does not offer the selection of bullets in high BC the .264 or .284 have available.
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    Unread 03-07-2012, 12:10 AM
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    Re: remington 721

    Build a 6.5-06 and you can use your old 270 brass to neck down and cut to length. Those 130 gr. And 140gr. 6.5mm bullets are hard to beat. It has basically the same ballistics as the 6.5x284- brass is easier to get and cheaper- neck up 25-06 brass.
    The 280AI would be a good one too, have better bullet selection, but it does not feed through the action as good as the 6.5-06 case, that 40 degree shoulder seems to catch sometimes. Recoil will be more too.
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    Unread 03-07-2012, 12:38 AM
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    Re: remington 721

    I'm in the process right now of taking my 721 30/06 and turning her into a 280AI. I deliberated on this for a while and just couldn't get away from all those slippery 7mm pills out there and knowing it'll have enough punch to take down just about anything i will find myself hunting.
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