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Old 01-11-2006, 03:31 PM
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New Rifle

Well it has come time I get serious about having a new rifle built to increase my effective range. This rifle will be used for Deer and Caribou in the open. I am not leaning towards a Mag rifle and I have set a limit for now at 600 yards. I can shoot at a range on private land out to 800 yards currently. I am comfortable to 400 and have time to get comfortable out to 600 before the season comes around again. Next year my goal would be to 800 and so on. Right now I am leaning towards a 25-06AI shooting 120 grain bullets as a minimum and probably something heavier from one of the custom bullet Mfg's.

I would like a few thoughts on what the above should be capable of in well constructed rifle with quality optics and so on.
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Old 01-11-2006, 03:46 PM
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Re: New Rifle



In my opion you would be better servered to forget the 25 caliber and think of the 6.5mm(.264). you will find amuch better choice of high bc bullets in 6.5. a 6.5-06 or 6.5-284 would be a fantastic choice for long range.
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Old 01-11-2006, 04:10 PM
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In my opion you would be better servered to forget the 25 caliber and think of the 6.5mm(.264). you will find amuch better choice of high bc bullets in 6.5. a 6.5-06 or 6.5-284 would be a fantastic choice for long range.
Just my opion

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I haven't thought about this route and it is interesting. I do like the idea of being able to fire form standard 25-06 cases to AI and that gives me a bit less work than making 6.5-06 and is somewhat less expensive than 6.5 284 brass( not to mention eaiser to get where I am at) I was not too clear on my first post oops!. I am planning on having another rifle built for past 600 yards down the road once I prove to myself I have reached the next level with my shooting skills. Nothing is etched in stone as of yet I am just leaning this way currently. For some guys here 600 yards is middle ground for me it is a chalenge and I have always liked chalenges.
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Old 01-11-2006, 04:31 PM
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Re: New Rifle

Nothing wrong with the .25-06 or the AI version. I have the standard .25-06 for deer and speed goats out too 500-600 yards, but my next long range rifle i am leaning towards the .280 AI. Like evryone has said before, everything the 7 Rem Mag can do, but less powder. Just my .02 worth.
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Old 01-11-2006, 05:04 PM
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Personally I would go with a 6.5-284 or 260. There not the fastest but they would work for 600 easily for deer, sheep, or goats. They wont dislocate your shoulder in a light weight pack around gun when you squeeze the trigger off. For 600 yards max this is what I would look at. Just my opinion but there are much more expierenced people on here than I so They may have some more and different opinions
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Old 01-11-2006, 06:52 PM
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Personally I would go with a 6.5-284 or 260. There not the fastest but they would work for 600 easily for deer, sheep, or goats. They wont dislocate your shoulder in a light weight pack around gun when you squeeze the trigger off. For 600 yards max this is what I would look at. Just my opinion but there are much more expierenced people on here than I so They may have some more and different opinions

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Well I have ruled out the 6.5 284 on the brass thingy ( sorry) I feel the 260 is a little short in the neck department when the good high BC bullets are starting to get long and sexy. A light recoiling rifle is a plus in my mind but not an absolute.

See this is the fun part talking back and forth providing information and ideas I feel like a kid in a candy store.
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Old 01-11-2006, 07:14 PM
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Re: New Rifle

What you have proposed should make you happy. A 257 Wby would be a good choice. People are saying that Remington is going to bring back the Sendero and it will be available in 264 Win mag. I just might have to go and buy a factory rifle if they do.
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