Ladies and Gentlemen,
I currently have a Winchester Model 70 Heavy Varmint (similar to stealth with a stainless barrel) chambered in 22-250 rem. I used the rifle in competition for a few years and the throat on the barrel eroded to the point our gunsmith said it is no longer safe to shoot. The delema I have is that with the large quantity of accurate short action rounds available I am unsure what I want to rechamber it in when I get a new barrel. Will probably use the rifle for varmint/target shooting out to ~400 yds depending on what caliber I go with. I have no problem with rebarreling in 22-250 but would like other opinions on other calibers to consider.
How about the 6 BR? Longer barrel life, super accurate, minimal recoil, and great brass available. Would fit your SA magazine even with long bullets. You could even have your exising barrel rebored and rifled if you wanted instead of buying a new barrel.
"The 6BR is superbly accurate, very efficient, and very versatile. A 6BR can set world records at 600 yards (and even 1000), yet it is easy to tune, and it is just as well suited for a long day in the varmint fields."
22-250 works for me again. ALso a 243 Win or AI version if you want a PITA....lol 6mmBR is a sweetie but you end up with a single shot....cause they are short and dont feed thru a magazine worth a damm....Im told.
If the 22-250 satisfied your needs in varmint hunting etc...go for it again.
I appreciate the feedback. The two suggestions that have sparked my interest are the 6BR and 6.5x47. I have multiple 6mm's (243 win, 243 AI, 243 wssm) but only one 6.5 (260 rem). i like the 6mm and have had alot of luck with this caliber however the 260 is still being built by GA Precisionout of KC so my 6.5mm experience is only with a 6.5x284 my dad used for competition a few years ago.
Between the two, 6BR and 6.5x47, in your opinion what are the advatages to one over the other?