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Old 02-16-2007, 03:06 PM
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whats a good low recoil long range paper puncher

I have heard talk about how good bigger 30 cal guns are but is there a good cartridge that a man can shoot all day without losing a shoulder but still pack enough punch to take deer sized game at 750 yds or so. Im thinking about a new gun but dont know what to get. I am looking for something that would be a good all-round cartridge that is accurate to the big 1k mark but that is pleasant to shoot and still be able to kill a deer way out. I need some help can anybody steer me in the right direction?
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Old 02-16-2007, 03:24 PM
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Re: whats a good low recoil long range paper puncher

A 6.5-284 will run ballistically just about the same as a 300WM and be a lot easier on the shoulder (in comparable builds). With the right bullet taking deer to 750 shouldn't be a problem. And I think Savage is now building a factory gun in this chambering.

Should do the job rather nicely [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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Old 02-17-2007, 10:52 AM
 
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A 6MM BR improved with a 8 twist and 107 vld bullet. It has very low recoil an will do the trick beyond 1K yds and longer barrel life.
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Old 02-17-2007, 11:36 AM
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Re: whats a good low recoil long range paper puncher

For the paper punching, 6BR or improved variants are your ticket for longevity and easy on the shoulder. If you are also wanting to shoot deer-sized game out to 750 or so, I think you would have to step up to a 260 to 708 class round to do so and still maintain your previous paper punching and easy on the shoulder mandate.

My rifle for that would be a 24" 7mm08 from LSR (Chris) set up to run 162 AMAX/SSTs and/or Berger or SMKs in the heavier weights (168 Bergers or 175 SMKs). You would be looking at 3-4000 rounds at a minimum barrel life, 1k performance, easy to load and easy on the shoulder. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
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Old 02-17-2007, 11:47 AM
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Re: whats a good low recoil long range paper puncher

6mm BR, would be a natural choice for paper punching out to 1K and even a little farther, but for taking deer out to 700-800 I would want a litle more umph, know what I mean?? I would think the 7-08 with a 162g amax would be your ticket. JMO.
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Here's a vote for 7wsm. Pretty easy to load to mild levels like a 7-08 or boost up on par with 7mm Rem mag. Overall a versatile cartridge, easy to load for, and definitely will take you to a 1,000 yds on paper with good loads and a well built rifle. Recoil is mild with a muzzle brake. Also,7wsm has decent factory ammo available with the 160 Accubonds if you want to go that route. My wife shoots one in a M70 Coyote with an Ops-Inc muzzle brake and it recoils far less than the Ruger M77 6mm Rem she shot previously. Sorry, but I have to part company on the 6mm's. Had one, wife used it also, and the 270 and 7mm's have much more convincing take-down power especially the farther out you go.
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6mm BR, would be a natural choice for paper punching out to 1K and even a little farther, but for taking deer out to 700-800 I would want a litle more umph, know what I mean?? I would think the 7-08 with a 162g amax would be your ticket. JMO.

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Yup, have to agree with that [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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