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Unread 10-23-2013, 02:08 PM
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Re: Advice wanted on rifle calibers

How about a 257 STW?
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    Re: Advice wanted on rifle calibers

    My vote would be for the 6 x 284 with 105 vlds
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    Re: Advice wanted on rifle calibers

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    How about a 257 STW?
    Buy 2 barrels
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    Re: Advice wanted on rifle calibers

    I have to add a 3rd vote for the 6-284. Probably still my favorite cartridge High BC pills at a flat trajectory with minimal recoil.... oh, & did I mention Lapua brass?


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    Re: Advice wanted on rifle calibers

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    How about a 257 STW?
    Great caliber....I am a HUGE STW fan.

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    Buy 2 barrels
    But like Mark said...Better buy 2-3 barrels, cause that thing is known for killing burning them out QUICK!
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    The 284 is to the STW what a tricycle is to a Ninja.
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    Re: Advice wanted on rifle calibers

    Well thank you so much for your advice. Definitely plenty to think about, would anyone be able to tell me which of these calibers is likely to be the flattest? I really am looking for a flat trajectory. The other question I would ask is what is the shortest barrel length that I could get away with without sacrificing too much in terms of velocity and accuracy?
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    Re: Advice wanted on rifle calibers

    Flat to what range? Once you get above 3400 fps, point blank range trajectory changes very little.

    The shorter your barrel, the less it is subject to barrel harmonics (whip) meaning the easier it will be to develop consistent accurate loads. The longer your barrel is, the faster your bullet will fly. Always a give and take. Difference in velocity will run about 25-50 fps per inch depending on load. If you want to maximize accuracy and velocity potential, get a long heavy barrel.

    I.e, I had the choice to finish my Light Varmint S porter contour 6-284 to 27". I opted for 26" for accuracy sake and gave up probably 35 fps.
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