I recently came across the Mcmillan CS5 and since I don't currently have $5k laying around I got a wild hair to build a short barreled precision rifle with a folding stock.
While the .308 would be the easiest and most obvious choice, I'm curious what other cartridges you folks would suggest for a short barreled rig. I've noticed the 7mm WSM
seems to be pretty popular with the striker/xp100 crowd.
Here's my criteria...
-COAL of less than 2.965" in order to function in alpha mags
-Available as factory loaded ammo as I do not currently handload
-Minimum of 1000 ft/lb of energy at 500 yards out of 16.25" barrel
-Maximum bore of .308 to utilize suppressor
-Ability to push high BC bullets at reasonable speeds to minimize drop/drift