Originally Posted by ejbrown
Hey Ladies and Gents!
Greetings from the UK.
Have used a .22-250 for fox and long range vermin for a couple of years, and am after a longer ranged rig... you know how it is!
Am now in the market to have a long range rifle built, am thinking of a 6mm or 6.5mm platform. So would a factory .243 Remington 700 Varmint action in an AICS be adequate or is it worth going for a custom barrel and thus pursue the 6.5X47 Lapua?
Bear in mind getting these things done in the UK costs easily double what you chaps pay! I hate the UK!
The reason why I choose these calibres is low recoil and excellent long range performance.
Am after the lowest recoil possible to try and spot my shots, although the rifle will have a sound moderator and be fitted into an AICS... weight will be my friend.
a) how do the .243 and 6.5X47 compare in terms of recoil? In a heavy rig anyway?
b) what bullet weights could i fire from such calibres and what would be the effective range of both in terms of fox shooting?
Have you looked at the 260 Remingtion (A 6.5 /243).
You can buy the rifle from Remingtion if you don't want to build a custom.
Good bullet selection, plenty of brass =243,260,7/08 and 308 and factory loaded which means
standard reamers,standard dies and plenty of reloading data.
This round is very popular with the recoil sensitive folks and devastating for varmints and deer
size game also it has a good following at 1000 yard matches.
I would have one myself if I didn't already have a 7/08 (Very close).
J E CUSTOM