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Old 12-19-2007, 12:15 PM
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Future Short Action Rem Project

OK folks, I would like your input and suggestions.
My current go-to hunting gun is a basically stock rem 700 in 6mmRem and I absolutly love it. In fact I have loved it almost to death. It still holds .75 groups at 100 yards so it has some life left. I was considering having it made to an AI but when my smith took a look at it and it had too much throat erotion to make it worth doing.

So here's my dilema...when I'm done driving this barrel into the ground, what do I make this into? My daughter shoots a 6mmrem so convenience is a small consideration (very small). I want a caliber that I can continue shooting everything from paper and rocks to gophers to deer. The barrel conture will be at or near stock sporter weight. I have a 22-250AI so that slot if filled. I'm thinking something from .243 to <.308 caliber. I don't want a real barrel burner but I also don't shoot any one gun enough for it to be a big problem.

So let me know what your opinions are. I will consider them all but may or may not accept any, just looking for ideas and there is no better pool of knowledge than right here.
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Old 12-24-2007, 06:33 AM
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I love my 6mm AI. That's what I'd do.
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Old 12-24-2007, 11:50 AM
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Maybe a .260?
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I think I'm leaning toward either a 6mmAI or a 260AI. I was hoping maybe some other ideas might come up.
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How about a .284?
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Old 01-02-2008, 04:27 PM
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260AI - That's what I'm having built on a Rem short action. Mild enough recoil and very versatile.
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Think about a 6mmBRX or Dasher

The 6mmBRX and Dasher will out shoot the 243 and 6mm in accuracy and have 3 times the barrel life. They only sacrifice about 100fps and that will take the 95 thru 108 grain bullets above the accuracy node anyway. Why shoot a rifle that will burn itself out in 900-1400 rounds when you can shoot a rifle that will shoot a true 3000 rounds with deadly accuracy.

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