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Old 03-24-2013, 09:20 PM
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Re: Deciding calibers?

I understand. Berger makes some .224 bullets that will buck the wind as well as almost anything mentioned. The 250 is known for it's "speed" but it can be an effective long range caliber given the proper load. Buddy of mine killed an antelope at 425 with his and it didn't take a step. At 750+ the caliber is easy to shoot. I'd run some numbers and compare before buying the more expensive harder recoiling calibers listed.
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Old 03-24-2013, 10:04 PM
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I have owned a regular 250 not a AI but wouldn't think performance would be that much better. Was wanting something with a little better wind bucking Capabilities. And more energy down range as this will be used for hunting.
.257 Weatherby Mag, or .25-06 AI. With the 110gr Accubonds, or 115gr Berger VLD's.
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Old 03-25-2013, 12:16 PM
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Re: Deciding calibers?

Go with an 8 twist 6mmbr. Buy 100 PCs of brass and that will out last 5 barrels. They get 2000+ rds. In competition and hunting it will outlast you. Around 30 grs of powder is economical and 105 bergers have enough to smoke a yote (also around 30$ for 100). It's also about the easiest to load and is scary accurate. They shoot an improved version in 1000yd comp and win consistently. It's better in the wind than a 14twist 22-250 and has great barrel life.
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Check out 6mmbr.com and enjoy
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Old 03-25-2013, 03:59 PM
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Re: Deciding calibers?

I might look into it. But I was Prety dead set on a 6.5 creedmoor. I know it will mostly be shooting yotes. But It would be nice to take along as a back up for elk hunting. I know the 6.5 will do it but will be limited.

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I might look into it. But I was Prety dead set on a 6.5 creedmoor. I know it will mostly be shooting yotes. But It would be nice to take along as a back up for elk hunting. I know the 6.5 will do it but will be limited.

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Shifty
Local shop owner shot a record elk a few years back @ 650+ yards with a custom built Remington 700, chambered in .257 Weatherby Mag, shooting handloads with 110gr Nosler Accubonds.

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Old 03-25-2013, 08:13 PM
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Re: Deciding calibers?

I have to many options and not enough money to buy them all. Lol. But the 2 I have been really looking hard at are the .260 AI. And the 6.5 creedmoor. Thanks for all your help.
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