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Unread 07-02-2009, 07:10 PM
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New build ideas

Hello,

Wondering if anyone has an idea for a new build. I'd like to have a custom gun built.

It will have to be built around a McMillan A-3 Remington short action since I just acquired one in a trade. I was thinking a 22-250 ackley would be cool shooting the 75 and 80 gr A-maxes with a 1:8 twist. Another one I've thought of is a 260 ackley but there doesn't appear to be much selection for varmint bullets.

This will probably be a varmint gun more than anything. I'm open to all ideas. I'd sure love to do a big gun like a 338 RUM and try the new 250 Bergers but I am already setup for a short action build.


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    Unread 07-02-2009, 07:19 PM
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    Re: New build ideas

    22-250 AI would be a nice rifle.

    I recently shot a 6x284 and it was REALLY nice out past 800yds ! It's Dogdinger's coyote medicine, he says it is deadly on the yotes; I believe it!


    A big gun / short action idea would be the 300WSM in .338, I have a friend that uses it on Elk and it is a really accurate hammer.

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    Re: New build ideas

    I would give a 6,5 x 47 lapua a thought. Bullets are too big for varmint but if you hit them, sure they will feel it. Or neck down to a 6-6,5 x 47.
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    Re: New build ideas

    6x47, or maybe a 22-6mm Remington.
    I have a friend that just built a 22-6mm Remington, shooting 75gr bullets at 3600fps out of a 26" barrel.
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    Re: New build ideas

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    Originally Posted by buckbrush View Post
    Hello,

    Wondering if anyone has an idea for a new build. I'd like to have a custom gun built.

    It will have to be built around a McMillan A-3 Remington short action since I just acquired one in a trade. I was thinking a 22-250 ackley would be cool shooting the 75 and 80 gr A-maxes with a 1:8 twist. Another one I've thought of is a 260 ackley but there doesn't appear to be much selection for varmint bullets.

    This will probably be a varmint gun more than anything. I'm open to all ideas. I'd sure love to do a big gun like a 338 RUM and try the new 250 Bergers but I am already setup for a short action build.


    Thanks.
    There are a lot of good 22 caliber rounds available and the 22-250 is a good one.

    If your looking for a 22 cal to shoot the bigger bullets there are a few that would
    have the case capacity for them and if your going to have it built then the bolt face
    is not an issue.

    I have a 223 WSSM and it has the capacity for heavy bullets ,The 224 Texas trophy hunter
    Is a 6mm rem necked down to .223 and will push the 75 gr bullets to 3750 ft/sec . It would
    be another good choice. Lonnie Hummel @ Hornady helped develop it and would be a good
    source for loads and any other info.

    The 220 swift will also handle the big bullets and is very accurate.

    A lot of the NRA high power shooters are using the 223 rem and a 1 in 7 twist for the heavy
    bullets with good success at 200,300,and 600yards.

    Wildcats have a certain mystique about them and if that is what your into, go for it.

    On any varmint rifle barrel life becomes an issue and if you can stand a velocity below 3000
    ft/sec it will be greatly improved.

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