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Out of the Box: Best Long Range Target Rifle/Caliber/Ammo Combo?

 
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Old 01-17-2013, 03:31 PM
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Re: Caliber?

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Gary, I forgot to ask, but do you remember what caliber the review gun was in?
I told you wrong, as it was a 22-250 a (getting old). The bullet was a 40 grain Nosler BT in factory loaded Federal ammo. No hand loads involved. It was a three shot group, not a five. The action was a right bolt / left port single shot mod. 12 with the three screw action. I don't know why I was thinking 6BR, but gather you can get in just about any caliber Savage chambers

can be had in:
.204 Ruger
5mm/35 SMc (whatever that is?)
.223
22-250
6.5-284
.308 Winchester
and more
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Old 01-17-2013, 03:43 PM
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Re: Caliber?

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I told you wrong, as it was a 22-250 a (getting old). The bullet was a 40 grain Nosler BT in factory loaded Federal ammo. No hand loads involved. It was a three shot group, not a five. The action was a right bolt / left port single shot mod. 12 with the three screw action. I don't know why I was thinking 6BR, but gather you can get in just about any caliber Savage chambers

can be had in:
.204 Ruger
5mm/35 SMc (whatever that is?)
.223
22-250
6.5-284
.308 Winchester
and more
gary
Awesome and thanks again!
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Old 02-26-2013, 11:44 AM
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Barrel length question?

Well guys we are getting closer!!!

I just had a quick (or maybe not so quick?) question on barrel length.

It seems like there is a trend towards shorter, more rigid barrels. With the custom options we've talked about is barrel length as important as twist rate?

Or I guess more plainly, what barrel length would you recommend for a 6.5 Creedmoor chambered gun for what I'm looking to do with it?

Thanks again!
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Old 02-26-2013, 12:02 PM
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Re: Out of the Box: Best Long Range Target Rifle/Caliber/Ammo Combo?

Barrel length has little, if not nothing at all, to do with accuracy. Same for how stiff it is. A given barrel whips and wiggles at the same frequency and same amount for a given load for each and every shot. It's probably the most repeatable thing in the shooting system. There's a lot more shot-to-shot variables in the ammo and shooter than in the rifle barrel. Rifle barrels don't change from shot to shot. . .unless made to do so from some outside force.
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Old 02-27-2013, 01:26 AM
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Re: Out of the Box: Best Long Range Target Rifle/Caliber/Ammo Combo?

Great point, and thanks for the info!
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Old 02-27-2013, 06:06 AM
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Re: Out of the Box: Best Long Range Target Rifle/Caliber/Ammo Combo?

To answer your question a 26" 8 twist savage vamint contour would be perfect, if you don't mind extra weight then a 30" 8 twist 1" bull will add a little velocity and heat sink slower.
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Old 02-27-2013, 11:55 AM
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Re: Out of the Box: Best Long Range Target Rifle/Caliber/Ammo Combo?

with a little luck and a very light contoured barrel you can shoot bug holes, but it's a lot easier with a very stiff and ridgid barrel due to harmonics alone. Read some of Bill Calfee's writings and you'll see this comming true.
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