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What is your most consistently accurate caliber?

 
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Old 10-14-2012, 07:23 PM
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Re: What is your most consistently accurate caliber?

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without question,
rem 700 - mountain rifle .280rem
i ragged hole at 100yds
with what load?

I'm just starting some loads (just finished some about an hour ago) to shoot this week in a new build.
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Old 10-15-2012, 12:51 PM
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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.
My 243 is like that, it's a Rem 788, I've found some loads it just did not like, most of the time though it shoots anything I feed it as long as the components are 1/2way decent.

To answer the question, it's a 3way tie between the 22-250, 243 and 7mag. 243 might win out if I changed out the stock trigger with a timney.
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