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Unread 01-08-2008, 07:04 PM
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Which Cartridge?

I'm looking to re-barrel my 22-250, only because of the 1-14 twist. I'm looking for accuracy foremost. Parameters are short action, 300 yards with most often less, magazine fed, velocity for minimal drop, enough sectional density for whitetails and preferably a short barrel (20 to 22in) for manuverability in tree stands.

I'm thinking 6mm-250imp (6mm International). I'm a little concerned about the velocity out of such a short barrel. Without trying to start a debate the intended purpose would be for head/upper neck shots on does but with the ability to take out a shoulder if nessesary. All of the other cartridges I was considering require long barrels like the 6-284 or 224TTH and the benchrest rounds do not feed well. I may just have to get the longer barrel.

Give me some suggestions please.
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    I have an AR10 with a 20" barrel and the .308 performs very well with handloads. I prefer Barnes TSX in a lighter weight. Barnes claims that with their bullets you can use the lightest bullet in an acceptable range. I feel that a 150 gr TSX will do most anything a 168 gr conventional design bullets will do and you can pust the lighter bullet faster gaining trajetory advantage. The .308 is used in 1000 yard bench and FClass competition, so it speaks for itself being an inherantly accurate design.

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    I'm looking to re-barrel my 22-250, only because of the 1-14 twist. I'm looking for accuracy foremost. Parameters are short action, 300 yards with most often less, magazine fed, velocity for minimal drop, enough sectional density for whitetails and preferably a short barrel (20 to 22in) for manuverability in tree stands.

    I'm thinking 6mm-250imp (6mm International). I'm a little concerned about the velocity out of such a short barrel. Without trying to start a debate the intended purpose would be for head/upper neck shots on does but with the ability to take out a shoulder if nessesary. All of the other cartridges I was considering require long barrels like the 6-284 or 224TTH and the benchrest rounds do not feed well. I may just have to get the longer barrel.

    Give me some suggestions please.


    I think you should look at the 6.5x47 Lapua cartridge. Very accurate, enough wallop to kill a deer, short action, and will still work with a short barrel. And there are a good selection of bullets from light to heavy. Heck, you could even do a 6x47 Lapua too.
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    What's wrong with the .243 Winchester?.....JohnnyK.
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    What's wrong with the .243 Winchester?.....JohnnyK.
    You mean other than the fact that it is boring, inconsistent, overbore, finicky, and outdated? No offense. I'm just being a smart@$$!

    I'm sure it will work fine for mid range hunting but it surely wouldn't be a pick of mine. It was invented to fill a gap in winchesters line and compete with Remington's 6mm. So they took a 308 and necked it to 6mm and there's the idea of it. The 6.5 and 6 x47 were built with BR standards in mind and engineered to be THE competitive cartridges in long range comp. Which would you rather have?
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    Which would I choose

    Easy choice, .243. I do not ever recall seeing 6.5 or 6 x 47 factory loaded ammo in the sporting goods stores I shop, nor would I expect to find them in the middle of nowhere store near hunting camp. Does a lot of good to have a gun chambered in a caliber that you can not get ammo for in a pinch. (Yes, I will admit that I am one of "those guys" who forgot to pack the ammo. Good thing my gun was a .308!)

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