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Out of the Box: Best Long Range Target Rifle/Caliber/Ammo Combo?

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Unread 03-25-2014, 07:03 PM
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Re: Out of the Box: Best Long Range Target Rifle/Caliber/Ammo Combo?

Look up Cooper firearms of Montana. As far as brass goes, Norma has started to make 6.5 Creed brass, and the only on I know of that might be better is Lapua. I have not had any issues with Hornady brass. I do anneal after the first firing to even bullet tension.
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    Re: Out of the Box: Best Long Range Target Rifle/Caliber/Ammo Combo?

    Sako TRG 22 6.5 Creedmoor or 260 Rem.
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    Ok so I'm gonna have to be the guy that suggests a 6.5. Take a hard look at the 6.5 creedmoor or 260 rem. It tops the 308 ballistically at the longer ranges you are talking about. Recoil is fairly mild and at least the creedmoor you'll find some good ammo from hornady over the counter. Also the hornady load recipe is no secret so you should be able to reproduce it after you start reloading. For a strictly range gun and caliber it would be hard to find better. I believe you can even find a factory Savage in the creedmoor these days.
    Good man!! 6.5 Creedmoor all the way. In a Savage or Ruger M77 mk2 VT. But the 6 BR or PPC or even the 243 are good options. The 6.5 Creedmoor is my favorite. Less recoil with the same BC bullets than the 308 . Less powder.

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    Re: .308 vs. 6.5 Creedmoor

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    One final question on the caliber. I'm pretty set on the Creedmoor after a lot of research and the opinions of others here. My last question on the caliber is this:

    Is there anything the .308 will do that the 6.5 Creedmoor won't do better?

    Thanks again guys!
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    I have had great success with the Hornady brass. I have 9 reloads on some of mine and the necks and primer pockets are still tighe.
    The Creed is giving very good barrel life to everyone I've heard that's shooting them a lot.

    Last edited by Cold Trigger Finger; 05-05-2014 at 01:02 PM. Reason: cause I'm a really good guy. well maybe not. But
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