thanks for reading this guys. i have been researching for the last couple weeks, and feel like i'm in information overload big time. I already have a custom built 300RUM for hunting, but i start shooting it at rock chucks in the spring, and can't stop;) a little hard on the barrel. so i'm looking to start a new build.
what i'm looking for:
I have a rem 700SA, so i would like it to fit on that.
barrel life. at least 2000 rounds, would like it to be closer to 2500-3000
barrel length. would like it finished around 22-26 so i can shoot it with a suppressor
want to be able to shoot varmints to 1k
don't want to fireform brass
I've been focusing on the .284 win, the 6.5x47, 6-6.5x47, and 7mm-08.
i would like to push a high bc bullet to 2800-3000fps with good barrel life. (is that possible?)
so, if some of you could maybe help me sort my thoughts out a little more.
your recommendations would be great. any of these i should throw out of the mix, or something else i didn't think of that i should be looking at.
longshot, thanks for the info. with the creedmore round i think that your only option for brass is hornady, and with lapua making the 6.5x47 and it being so close, that if i were to go that route i would just go 6.5x47. am i missing something?
260 rem?? looked at it a little bit, interesting. how is the barrel life?
hitman, thanks for the offer, but i think if i'm going to spend that much, i'd just as soon have everything exactly like i want it. but thanks anyway.
the 6.5x47 looks decent but i've gotten mixed info about barrel life, some say 1500 and then others say 2500? still can't decide on this on.
The 6.5x47 has great brass available although the .260Rem now has Norma brass available. The 6.5x47 runs at high pressures compared to the .260Rem. I like the fact that with the 6.5x47, even in the factory remington mag, you don't use up tons of case space with the long bullets in 6.5mm. Either one will work well and should get you to 2500 rounds out of them. I'm a big fan of Lapua brass and would probably go that route.