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Old 10-02-2009, 08:00 PM
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Re: Help picking caliber for SA .473 bolt face

Look into the 6.5x284. I built one last winter and haven't been disappointed yet.
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Old 10-02-2009, 10:43 PM
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Re: Help picking caliber for SA .473 bolt face

6.5-284 krieger barrel. my short action is a single shot . my repeater is a long action. both shoot really good. the single shot will shooot less than an inch at two hundred easy.
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Old 10-06-2009, 09:12 AM
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Re: Help picking caliber for SA .473 bolt face

Another vote for 260. I was gonna say 243 but you said that you might be looking for performance on game out to 600 yards in the future, and that might be a tad bit much depending on the size of game you are talking about. The 6.5mm bullets have killer BC and SD so should make shooting a breeze, even when you start getting out there on distances. Uses a standard 308 bolt face (which is what you have) and you can even use your 7-08 brass, just neck it down....
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Re: Help picking caliber for SA .473 bolt face

284Win....great BC bullets, large capacity case and will fit in your short action.
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Re: Help picking caliber for SA .473 bolt face

As a repeater??? I thought you wanted a LA for a 6.5-284 unless you single feed....
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Re: Help picking caliber for SA .473 bolt face

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.260. They seem to be getting very popular lately. My brother in law has a factory Remington and it is a very nice rifle.
+1 for the 260 Remington (It's a 7/08 necked down to 6.5) .

It will fit perfect in your action and you already have brass that can be sized down if you
want to use it.

But I would not give up on the 7/08 because they all seam to shoot well with good barrels
and proper bedding.

I have a load that seems to work in all 7/08s and if you have not tried it please do. It is
49.5 grains of H 414 behind a 120grain Ballistic Tip and a CCI BR2 primer .

If this doesn't work better there must be something a miss with the rifle.

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Old 10-07-2009, 11:46 AM
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Re: Help picking caliber for SA .473 bolt face

Thanks for all the feedback, if this barrel gets knocked off a 260 tube will go back on.

That said, I think I owe it to the gun to keep working up a load. Additionally I am going to have it recrowned, looks a bit suspect, its just not as smooth as some examples I've seen here. And it covers my bases,,,,,I'm also going to pillar bed, it's already bedded but I figure why not, and really cover my bases.

(to expand on the crown, there are tooling marks, but also right at the rifling there is no chamfer, just cut square, ones I've seen have a small 45 there, sure won't hurt to get it re done)

So far I've just tried 2 bullets, the barnes and nosler Partitions,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,I need to feed it some different stuff, nosler BT's in 120 and 140 is where I'll start

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