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Ahh, need help with new build. 6, 6.5, or 7mm

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Unread 12-01-2009, 09:08 PM
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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
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Unread 12-01-2009, 11:12 PM
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Re: Ahh, need help with new build. 6, 6.5, or 7mm

Run the 260 and use Lapua brass. Just neck the 243 up. Then you will also have fairly easy access to factory ammo if it were ever needed. Plus that little extra pop when needed.

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Unread 12-01-2009, 11:42 PM
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Re: Ahh, need help with new build. 6, 6.5, or 7mm

wow - that's a lot of conversation to land at the 260rem. My next build will be a 260rem for the same reasons you identify. High BC bullets, fast but still good barrel life and low recoil.

Since you're going the custom route and you want to be able to spot your shots, have a muzzle brake installed. Then you can spot your shots - even on the close shots.
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