Originally Posted by sh13lds21
thanks for the replys! ive been trying to do as much research as i can and it is making my head hurt. i want to start with a new gun so i can build it up and not start with someone elses project they are tired of.
so im looking to spend around $1000 on a factory gun (can go more if its worth it). this is actually going to be the first gun i personally buy! i have other guns that have been handed down that all i do is shoot and dont want to modify.
so after all the research ive done i feel more lost then when i started, i read that .243 shooting long range loads burn barrels up quickly. i really dont know any thing about the 6.5's yet. i do plan on doing my own reloads but dont want to put a ton of work into it other than powder and bullet choice.
i really appreceiate all the info and im doin as much research as i can. If you havent already noticed im a pretty big newb at this stuff so anything helps!
We were all noobs at one time. Your generation of noobs however has the advantage of the internet, where mine did not. For my generation learning was primarily by trial and error which of course gets very, very expensive when you're talking guns and ammo.
Honestly and truly for your applications and requirements the .260/6.5's are absolutely perfect. They are also very affordable to shoot especially if you are going to handload. Even if you don't if you shop around a little bit you will find that even semi custom loaded factory ammo is not at all unreasonable and loaded to very high tolerances which can give you near handload precision.
Check those classified links out that I posted for you. There's some really great rigs there at reasonable prices.