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Rounding out the Rifle Spread

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Unread 10-18-2012, 03:36 AM
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Rounding out the Rifle Spread

Thought it would be interesting to hear what two rifle calibers would round out my spread. I already have a good idea but wanted to hear what you all say. Here is what I have in bolt rifle calibers now:

22 Long Rifle
223 Remington
308 Winchester
338 Lapua

Looking for one rife larger than the 338 for large game hunting only and one between the 22lr and 223 (or slightly larger cal-mild recoil) varmint/target combo.
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    Unread 10-18-2012, 03:46 AM
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    Re: Rounding out the Rifle Spread

    260 Remington, 416 Rigby.
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    Re: Rounding out the Rifle Spread

    7mmstw(or 270 win if you want to stay standard), 375h@h--- both available anywhere and the newer 350 grain pills in 375 really do kill the 416 cal advantage- you have to step to 45 cal for any real difference
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    Re: Rounding out the Rifle Spread

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    7mmstw(or 270 win if you want to stay standard), 375h@h--- both available anywhere and the newer 350 grain pills in 375 really do kill the 416 cal advantage- you have to step to 45 cal for any real difference
    Actually both those came to mind. Both good choices. Agree with the 375 mostly, love mine. I went the step further as he has a 338-the better bullets available close the gap on 375's a bit as well. I do recognize the legalities of using 338 is not as universal as 375 up. With the 385 Rhino bullets the gap does narrow with the 416, but doesn't close. The big 458 are definitely more when it counts. I could live with both of these choices, just quibbling to keep the conversation going.
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    Re: Rounding out the Rifle Spread

    I've been thinking 416 Ruger and a 22-250. Possibly a 25-06.

    7STW,260 and 270 kinda overlaps the 308's versatility. What caliber would fill the combo coyote/target bill the best? Pretty set on the 416 Ruger.
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    Re: Rounding out the Rifle Spread

    22-250 or 220 swift

    or something in the 6.5s like 6.5 creedmoor or a 260

    Last edited by submoa; 10-18-2012 at 11:39 PM.
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    Re: Rounding out the Rifle Spread

    it depeneds on if you want a long range coyote/target rifle. .223 cal pills dont buck the wind all that great and the .22-.250 and Swift cases cook barrels way to quick. I would opt for a 6mm of some sort. Plain Jane .243 win or 6 BR to any of the other wildcats.

    for the big one go .416 something.
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