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input on caliber choice for remington 700 sps SA, opions appreciated!

 
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Old 08-30-2011, 10:16 PM
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input on caliber choice for remington 700 sps SA, opions appreciated!

I just aquired another remington 700 sps buckmaster.
List of parts coming are Shilen #7S 6mm 8 twist blank, badger recoil lug, CEG fluted bolt with M16 style pinned extractor, callaghan speed lock firing pin assembly, jewell hvr, Wyatts box, B&C A2 olive drab w/ web.
Question is what caliber, want to be in the lands with a max length of 3.010" after some mag and reciever mods, I usually single feed, but decided I wanted to do a repeater in case I don't like it and want to sell it, also do not want to spend 500+ on comp or custom dies.
it is a standard bolt face .473, I've been pondering 243ai, 6xc, 6mm dasher, 6x250 ai 40*, and I like the idea of a 6x25wssm but would have to switch bolts and find a reamer and die set. Any options, opinions, input much appreciated, to many choices. Oh and max of 3100 fps with 27" finish length and 105-107 grainers. Thanks.
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Re: input on caliber choice for remington 700 sps SA, opions appreciated!

I'm a fan of the .243 AI. I really like mine. Don't over look the 6mm Remington Ackley Improved. I'd be a good choice as well.

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Old 08-31-2011, 05:25 AM
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Re: input on caliber choice for remington 700 sps SA, opions appreciated!

Thanks Dan, I really like the idea of a 6mmAI but I'm not sure if the magwell will allow it.
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Re: input on caliber choice for remington 700 sps SA, opions appreciated!

I've used Wyatts' boxes on the 6 AI, but, they were shooting 87-90g bullets. Not sure 107-108g would fit and feed. I've got a 6xc I've been breaking in and am impressed with that little round (less capacity than most you mentioned). Just been breaking in and shooting for accuracy, I haven't checked it for speed or ES, yet (got less than 40 rds. thru it so far). 3100fps might be right at the top end for that round. The Dashers look interesting, but, ya' gotta' fool around fire forming cases.
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Re: input on caliber choice for remington 700 sps SA, opions appreciated!

Yeah I'm kinda leaning towards the 6xc or the 6x250AI david Tubb the designer or the xc says he gets 3020fps with a 107smk 40.5grns H4350 in a 26" barrel with no pressure, but I'm hoping someone may have something I haven't heard of that grabs my attention. Thanks for the input, glad its doing well for you.
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Re: input on caliber choice for remington 700 sps SA, opions appreciated!

The XC is the easiest of the two. The case is pretty much 'standardized' now that Norma is making cases. Tubb has the best price on those (cases) @ $66/100.
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Re: input on caliber choice for remington 700 sps SA, opions appreciated!

6mm Remington would do anything you want! If the magazine lets you seat them out to the length you want. The Remington magazine wells are a little short.
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