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Deciding on a new calibre

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Unread 09-18-2010, 07:31 AM
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Deciding on a new calibre

Good day everyone,

I have a 30.06 which I am going to put a new barrel on. Not sure what calibre I should rebarrel it to though? Looking for suggestions, or even a list somewhere of what calibres a 30.06 can be rebarelled to.

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    Unread 09-18-2010, 08:01 AM
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    Re: Deciding on a new calibre

    What are you looking to do with the rifle? Hunt? Target? Varmint?

    What other calibers do you already own?
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    Re: Deciding on a new calibre

    I already have 280AI, 308 Norma Mag and 300 RUM. I'm thinking I'd like to do something lighter with this rebuild? Possibly something my boys could start out with when they start hunting. It will be used for big game.

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    Re: Deciding on a new calibre

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    I already have 280AI, 308 Norma Mag and 300 RUM. I'm thinking I'd like to do something lighter with this rebuild? Possibly something my boys could start out with when they start hunting. It will be used for big game.

    cheers
    You could do a 6.5-06, no problem to make brass out of 25-06. Flat shooting reasonable recoil and many suitable powders.
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    Re: Deciding on a new calibre

    264 gibbs will nearly equal the 264 win mag. 6.5-06 imp is right behing the giibbs. Those two would be good. Also the 243 AI with 90 grain barnes bullets at over 3600 fps has very light recoil, amazing accuracy and will drop anything.
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    Re: Deciding on a new calibre

    Thanks for all the input so far, I had been thinking that 243AI may be an interesting way to go.
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    Re: Deciding on a new calibre

    Long Ranger you beat me to it.
    The 6-284 is also a great round.
    Then there is always the 6-06 or 6-06AI
    A hot 6mm is perfect for a young hunter.
    I'm bringing my 6-284 out to Wy next week for antelope.
    I'm shooting 107smk's at 3400 with very good long range accuracy.

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