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Unread 06-26-2011, 06:10 PM
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short barrel help

i know i have asked this before but i want to build a rifle with 17 inch barrel mainly for hunting but also target shooting out to maybe 800 or 1000 yds on paper.i am thinking 6.5 x 55,6.5 creedmore ,.260 or 7-08.would 6.5 x 55 have any advantage over be best. thaother 2.also considering 6.5 x 284 or 7wsm. for creedmore,260and 7wsm wood lrp action work. of first 4 which would nks
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    Unread 06-26-2011, 06:36 PM
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    Re: short barrel help

    I have used a 6.5x284 and a 7wsm. I really like my 7wsm, its built on a savage precision target action. I have not shot anything over the 168 grain bullets yet, I like what they do for me... I'm pushing a 168 grain bullet a little over 2800 with great accuracy. Hopefully in about a month I can start working up a load with the 162 amax and see how they shoot.


    Here is a shot of my 17.75" 7wsm
    http://www.centershotrifles.com/gall...t_100_1238.jpg
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    Unread 06-27-2011, 09:46 AM
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    Re: short barrel help

    What kind of hunting?
    Deer size?
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    Re: short barrel help

    deer and coyote
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    Unread 06-27-2011, 04:15 PM
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    Re: short barrel help

    Probably the 260 Rem using Lapua brass from the first four.
    I have four 6.5-284's (2- in 15" and 2 in 18 inch barrels)-That would be my preference for paper out to 1K.
    I was at a match last weekend and I shot a 5-shot group for record score at 1000 yards with a 15" 6.5-284 using the 130 grain Berger that measured 5.25".
    If you were looking at elk or you wanted to push the deer hunting to 1000 then I would lean toward the 7mm SAUM or the 7mm WSM.
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