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Rounding out the Rifle Spread

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Unread 10-18-2012, 11:54 PM
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Re: Rounding out the Rifle Spread

243 Win, 375 H&H...
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    Unread 10-18-2012, 11:56 PM
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    Re: Rounding out the Rifle Spread

    Originally Posted by angus-5024 View Post
    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.
    What he said! 6mm Remington has been good to me-not to many bad 416's, the Ruger your talking about should do as well as most.
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    Unread 10-19-2012, 01:44 AM
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    Re: Rounding out the Rifle Spread

    I actually like the idea of a 6mm BR Norma. Lapua makes the brass for that too. What do you all think of that caliber? I have zero experience with it. What is the best hunting bullet for it? And the best target bullet? Realistic max effective range? What twist rate should I look for?
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    Unread 10-19-2012, 06:35 AM
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    6BR and 375H&H. With. 1:8 twist the 6BR can handle 85-107 gr. I like the ballistics of the heavier bullets in Berger VLD, although all shoot very well. Extremely accurate and effective on varmints well past 600 yards. For North American large game the 375 is hard to beat. I also think the 338 can handle anything in North America quite well with better long range ballistics than the 375. I used a 375 H&H with great success for everything on two African trips except for close quarter buffalo and lion. A .458 caliber is better for this if Africa dangerous game or big bears at close range is something you plan to do. The .458 is an effective close range stopper. The 375, and the 416 are a compromise between longer range capability and stopping power, the 375 being better for longer shots. iMHO.

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