Re: Ahh, need help with new build. 6, 6.5, or 7mm
4bycamper and mikecr, both of those last post were great. thanks
mike you are right about the 308, but then the bug to have something a little different comes into play. i will be taking apart a 308 rifle to build this one on.
i think that the 6.5 will give me less recoil than the 308 shooting 168's, so i can spot my hits easier. also i think the 6.5 will buck the wind better then the 308. the 6.5 does give up some barrel life to the 308, but still does a LOT better job then my RUM. And you're right GAP does a great job on those 308's!
i'm narrowed it down to the 6.5x47 or the 260rem. when i start ordering parts, i will just pick one, and from what i've found, i should be happy with either one. i've got a few pro's and con's to each caliber, but they are the closest i've seen to what i'm looking for.
i really appreciate your guys input on this. believe it or not, it did help me organize my ideas.
thanks again, jon