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What is your most consistently accurate caliber?

 
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Old 09-20-2012, 01:26 PM
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Re: What is your most consistently accurate caliber?

Thanks for the input, I have been away doing a little hunting in southern regions. I brought home a book Sika buck, several does, and a Bull Elk.

The 6PPC, 222, and 22lr are they using roughly a 1/3 the amount of powder to the size bullet? I am after other calibers that are close to max capacity and have a ratio of 3times the bullet weight to 1times the powder charge. Granted you also have to be in the velocity ballpark.

It would have taken me years to gain the experience I learned from my friends over the course of the summer shooting benchrest with them. Some of there quotes are below.

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Old 09-29-2012, 05:00 PM
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Re: What is your most consistently accurate caliber?

Most accurate for what they were engineered for would be a toss up between my 17hm2 and 17hmr for shorter ranges.
For longer ranges out to 400yds my Savage 7mm rem mag. Past 400yds would require a different trigger puller behind the scope.
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Re: What is your most consistently accurate caliber?

accurized remington 700 300wsm, .200 all day long
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Re: What is your most consistently accurate caliber?

Mine is my DPMS LR-308, I can shoot .53" groups every time at 100 yds using hornady 168gr. HPBT with re-15
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Re: What is your most consistently accurate caliber?

without question,
rem 700 - mountain rifle .280rem
i ragged hole at 100yds
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Old 10-14-2012, 08:38 AM
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Re: What is your most consistently accurate caliber?

Thanks for the info. My curiousity is this: A friend just came home from St. Louis with the 2gun nat'l title in 600yd. benchrest(not the first time to win it). When looking through his targets from the match for both heavy and light the agge. was amazing to me. He maintained a sub 1/2moa agge. throughout the match with one rifle in two weight classes. The agge. was in multiple days and for almost 90 rounds for score.

I am looking to build a larger caliber hunting rifle and want it as accurate as my 6dasher only in a larger caliber.

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Re: What is your most consistently accurate caliber?

For my favorite sport, long range deer, antelope , and coyote hunting, the most accurate cartridge I have used out to 1000 yards would have to be the 6.5x284. The rifle that impresses me most is an original Remington 1903 A3 made in 1944. i have owned it for many years, bone stock with original trigger and a peep sight, Shoots a little over an inch at 200 yards, 5 shots, with a Hornady Spire Point 150 gr bullet and 52 gr.of IMR 4350. I have a warm spot for this rifle and it would definitely be the last to go. Makes me sometimes wonder about all the time and money I have spent on playing with bedding, barrels, triggers, etc.
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