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Old 01-11-2005, 10:15 AM
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Best Varmit caliber and barrel twist?

I am in the process of deciding what caliber to rebarrel my Remington 700 BDL 30-06. The new caliber will be primarily used for varmit shooting out to 500 yds but also deer hunting for my daughter (she is 12). I am strongly considering the .243 with 55gr BT's for varmit and up to 105gr partitions for deer. I plan to use a Lilja 3 groove barrel but don't know the best twist rate. I am not ruling out other calibers, I just need suggestions to consider. Thanks for your help.
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Old 01-11-2005, 12:45 PM
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Re: Best Varmit caliber and barrel twist?

Are you a reloader? For factory the 6mm remington puts a little more heat behind the bullet. How about the 6mm-06 your exsisting magazine and feed will work great. Here's an interesting quote.

The 87grn V-MAX from my 6mm-06,moving at 3520,is absolutely devastating on ground squirrels.At 100-200 yards,any squirrel within a foot of the one I shot,dies from the bone fragmets of the shot squirrel. I shot a ground squirrel at 638 yards and still blew it to pieces.I shoot sub 1/4" groups at 100 yards.
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Old 01-11-2005, 04:40 PM
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Re: Best Varmit caliber and barrel twist?

Take a look at this site. I'm almost thinking about one my self.

http://www.geocities.com/graymist44/W6mm06.html
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Re: Best Varmit caliber and barrel twist?

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I'm in the process of finishing the stock for a 243 that I will be using for exactly the same thing you are. I went with a Rock Creek barrel in an 8 twist because I wanted to be sure I could stabilize the heavier bullets (105 Amax). I wasn't to worried about a varmit bullet, with all of them out there I'm sure I can find one that will shoot.
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Re: Best Varmit caliber and barrel twist?

I have a 6mm Br custom gun with a Lilja barrel. I went with the 3 groove 1 in 8 twist. I shoot 70gr Nosler balistic tips for dogs and 107gr MK for long range. I have been very pleased with the barrel. The gun holds .5 moa.
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Re: Best Varmit caliber and barrel twist?

Firemedic,
What speeds are you getting with the 107's? What length barrel?
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Re: Best Varmit caliber and barrel twist?

Does anyone have any experience with the 6mm-06 on deer?

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