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Unread 11-23-2003, 09:14 AM
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Strickly groundhogs

I am planning on rebarreling one of my blueprinted 40X (short) action rifles. I want just the right cartridge for killing ground hogs at 1,000yds or so. You guys have got me thinking about a fast twist 6-284 or 6.5-284. I definately do not want to shoot 7mm or .308 bullets for hoggin'.

I recently sold the H-S Precision Tactical stock that was on the rifle so I will need a new stock also. I was thinking of either a McMillan Edge or maybe a Shehane laminated Tracker. Really undecided on the stock though.

What is your suggestion on cartridge and stock?
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    Re: Strickly groundhogs

    I'd reccomend the 6.5 in a .284 or 06 case. Research them both well.
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    Re: Strickly groundhogs

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    My Choice would be-- 6.5/284-- 30" barrel (Hart or Kreiger) 8 or 9 twist-- McMillen stock.

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    Re: Strickly groundhogs

    I have been using a 6.5/284 for a couple years for varmints and think it is an excellent choose with a 8 or 9 twist. I would talk to Bruce Baer about a stock.
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    Re: Strickly groundhogs

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    Re: Strickly groundhogs

    I would go with a 6mm/06 AI with a 30" tube and a 8 twist.. Push the 105 A-max @ roughly 3400fps..

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    Re: Strickly groundhogs

    VH--I'm fairly sure the EDGE stock is a super light stock designed for short range BR--not gonna work with a LR gun. If you want a laminated stock see bruce baer or richards microfit. For glass i'd stick with mcmillan MBR.

    If you want to use a bipod id get a tactical mcmillan: A-2, A-3, A-5 or their prone stock.

    id go 6mm ack or 6.5-284 for a little longer barrel life than the 6-284

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