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Old 01-29-2011, 05:19 PM
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So what's next?

Looking for some input on filling a gap. What caliber - deer, antelope + coyotes.

Here's what I have:
DE 338rum - 26" #5 barrel w/brake
Center Shot Rifle 300 win 26" #5 barrel
Center Shot Rifle 223 26"#7 barrel

Lookin for something between the 300win and the 223.

Thoughts?
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Old 01-29-2011, 05:31 PM
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Re: So what's next?

6mm br, 8 twist and 107 SMK's. Use it for everything from gophers to small deer.
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Old 01-29-2011, 05:46 PM
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Re: So what's next?

I'd go with a 7mm. Probably a wsm or a .284 win.
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Old 01-29-2011, 07:22 PM
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Re: So what's next?

270WSM.
Besides, the 404 parent case IS what the -06 case used to be 50+ yrs ago, Take your RUM as an example.
I love my WSM, and my WSSM's.
Good luck with your choice, its a wonderfull quandry to be in isnt it.. (deciding whats next).
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Old 01-29-2011, 10:06 PM
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Re: So what's next?

How about a .243 with an 8 or 9 twist..
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Old 01-30-2011, 09:45 AM
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Re: So what's next?

6.5-284, 270WSM, 7WSM. 257 Weatherby is fun too.
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Old 01-30-2011, 09:52 AM
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Re: So what's next?

Don't forget the 260. A couple more gun makers are offering it as a standard caliber again. Brass is available, as well as fairly decent factory loads.
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