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Unread 11-10-2005, 07:47 AM
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Re: Need Advice on Caliber

The 284 Win set-up for those heavier bullets would make a great cartridge IMO. Also like the 260 & 7-08
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Unread 11-10-2005, 10:07 AM
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Re: Need Advice on Caliber

I think the 6mm Ackley is the best of the 6mm varmint cartridges,more barrel life then a 243AI, a nice long neck and excellent accuracy out a thousand yards [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]


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Unread 11-10-2005, 01:13 PM
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Re: Need Advice on Caliber

Several cartridges will fill the bill very nicely. My choice is the 6XC now that brass and dies are available.
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Unread 11-10-2005, 04:16 PM
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Re: Need Advice on Caliber

It sounds like you just described a 6br fast twist to a tee! It gets my vote. I wish I had 10 6br's instead of two!
Find it
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If it's not far, it's boring.
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Unread 11-10-2005, 05:12 PM
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Re: Need Advice on Caliber

what is the maximum distance you think you could accuratly push a 1-8 twist 6BR (not the Tejas) with a 105 Amax.

I think BJ is ordering a barrel for his 243win and that is what he ordered.

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Unread 11-10-2005, 06:16 PM
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Re: Need Advice on Caliber

100% recreational shooting, no matches or hunting
- small stationary targets at 500-1000 yds
- a lot of shots will be first shots from cold bbl
- all weather: heat, cold, rain, wind
- not a lot of recoil
- relatively long barrel life
- NOT finicky to handload

If you are serious about those requirments, a standard .243 on Lapua brass would be the simplest and one of the most accurate.
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Unread 11-10-2005, 06:22 PM
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Re: Need Advice on Caliber

Hey, check this: After a decade of no guns at all, I get back to one of my old pursuits. I set a target at some arbitrary range, do the ballistic calculations for range and atmospheric conditions, and take one shot. Now with my new Nikon laser rangefinder (!) and ballistics software on my PDA (!!) I set my water jugs out in the field at 500+ yards, make my measurements, calculations, click-click-click -- BAM----splash. That blows me away, never was able to do that before. So don't be disparagin' the ol' calculator to me

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If you feed a calculator accurate data it will do amazing things. In that sense you are correct. If you hadnt previously tested your load and figured out the actual BC and not the published BC then you were none other than lucky. Take for instance the 178 AMAX fired at 2550 FPS and the same bullet fired at 3100+ the BC for both senarieos is WAY off the published BC. If you plugged in the published BC and took those numbers to the range you would miss a 4' target. That said you cannot base a caliber choice on calculations. Imagine plugging in the published BC for the 178 AMAX and comparing it to a poular 7mm rem mag load, the calculator would tell you the 7mm would blow the doors off the 300 RUM when in reality, in the "real world" the 300 RUM would leave the 7mm rem mag in the dust with the 178 AMAX. The 308 is the same way there are bullets available that will give a 7-08 a SERIOUS run for its money, despite the fact that "on paper" the 7-08 blows the 308's doors off. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
Long range shooting is a process that ends with a result. Once you start to focus on the result (how bad your last shot was, how big the group is going to be, what your buck will score, what your match score is, what place you are in...) then you loose the capacity to focus on the process.
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