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Old 10-02-2009, 05:45 PM
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Help picking caliber for SA .473 bolt face

Well, I've just about had enough with a 7-08 I can't get to shoot. It shoots alright at 100, but still 1 1/2"!! Just looking for better I guess. I feel I've tried enough powders, bullets, factory ammo. Just fed up, I still may take it somewhere with a bore scope and see what they see,,,to bad too, its a shilen match on there, was expecting more but who knows the real issue.

Anyway, with that out of the way. I'm looking for a new caliber, or just go back with the 7-08. I guess what I'm looking for is something that will push at least a 120gr at moderate to high velocities.

I've ruled out anything over the 7mm size, I already have a few 30 and aboves. Rifle usage would be for target, maybe sheep, and a winter calling gun, could have a wolf in there (or at least I hope)

But I want to stick with something that will feed out of my standard short action remington 700 with a .473 bolt face.

So far on the list

-7-08
-maybe .243

And I know I'm missing more, just wanted to know what others are using, any thoughts?
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Old 10-02-2009, 06:02 PM
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Re: Help picking caliber for SA .473 bolt face

If you want suggestions, please give us some info that can help us, help you:
Distances you want to shoot?
Type of game and distances?
Paper and steel only?
What kind of glass do you have on it currently?
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Re: Help picking caliber for SA .473 bolt face

I am considering building a 280 AI or a 284.

Somebody else on this site linked the article below that discusses the 284 very favorably.

7mm Cartridge Guide
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Old 10-02-2009, 06:40 PM
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Re: Help picking caliber for SA .473 bolt face

If you want suggestions, please give us some info that can help us, help you:
Distances you want to shoot?
Type of game and distances?
Paper and steel only?
What kind of glass do you have on it currently?

Longest range I have avaliable is 600, would like to start becoming comfortable at this range

Deer sized game, even though right now, its not a distance I would take a shot at, but preformance on game to 600

None of my rifles are target only

looking at the 3.5-10 or 4-16,

Also looking at the 284 as well,,,,,and the 6.5X284 but most people use a long action for this one?

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Old 10-02-2009, 06:55 PM
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Re: Help picking caliber for SA .473 bolt face

Sounds like you have a short action. Couple more thoughts.
You have a couple of options:
One, stay with a short action cartridge with the limits of your magazine.
Two, put a single-shot follower and turn your rig into a single-shot, then you can use the longer cartridges.

FWIW-I use single-shots almost exclusively and do not feel disadvantaged.
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Re: Help picking caliber for SA .473 bolt face

.260. They seem to be getting very popular lately. My brother in law has a factory Remington and it is a very nice rifle.
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Re: Help picking caliber for SA .473 bolt face

What these guys said

I would go single action and 284 after giving it more thought.

I really liked the article and what he was able to do with it.
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