Originally Posted by cdherman
But it still leaves me with the problem of COAL and magazine length issues, right? Especially if useing long VLD bullets?
I know that I could have it short throated, but the problem is that I don't really know what my final projectile will be -- its a hunting gun.....
And I am too lazy to fireform all those cases. I didn't mention that in my first post, but I view fireforming as a waste of my time and my barrel. I used to have enough spare time that I enjoyed trips to the range "just because" but now I have so little spare time, that my range visits are rare and I view them as a necessary evil to get my guns in shape. Kinda sad......
In fact, part of my decision to build a custom gun is based on the realization that I have more money at this point of my life than I have time to futz with a finicky old 25-06. I really want a gun that I make a half dozen trips to the range and have a great load worked up. That never happened with the old 25-06.
Thanks for all the great ideas so far....
In that case , Go to a 260 rem (6.5x308) and with the long action you will be able to seat the
bullet any where you wan't to and still fit in the mag.
I would however not recomend building a rifle arround one bullet because if it does not shoot
Lots of people have hunting loads that will fit in the mag and have accuracy loads that must be
loaded one at a time.(The shorter rounds are not that much worse and with the right bullet can
be just as accurate at most hunting distances.
One more thing: A good custom rifle with a medium tapered barrel will not be finicky to reload
for (One of the reasons for going to a custom rifle). Also Free Bore is not a bad thing if the rifle
is built with minimum headspace. I have seen and own some rifles with lots of freebore that
will shoot under 1/10 of an inch groups and some are even belted.
There is no free ride and if you wan't accuracy and performance you get out of it what you put
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