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Striker and the .308 family

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Unread 01-12-2013, 02:32 PM
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Striker and the .308 family

I have a Savage Striker in .308win and I am thinking of going to a different caliber/barrel. Staying in the .308 family so I don't have to change the bolt face. Which of the calibers would be.best for long range for coyotes? Caliber, barrel length (under 16"), twist.
I am new to changing and building guns and specialty handguns, but not new to handgun hunting.
I have just always hunted with .44 mag. revolvers and I am think about trying some really long range shooting and hunting.
Any help would be great and thank you in advance.
God Bless, Rupe
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    Unread 01-12-2013, 02:49 PM
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    Re: Striker and the .308 family

    Rupe,

    Gonna hunt coyotes? Want range?

    Well, a 243 with a good rifle scope ought to reach to 500 easily.

    Pick up a second hand rifle barrel and chop it off and crown it at about 16-17 and you're all set. Maybe a tripod would help as well.

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    Unread 01-12-2013, 09:46 PM
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    Re: Striker and the .308 family

    Thanks Larry, I was hoping .243 would be the answer. That way I wouldn't have to buy another die set. lol
    Yes 500 yards would be good. I live in the high desert of Oregon, with ranges of even farther.But I don't expect.to beable to shoot like Ernie (xphunter) anytime soon.
    Used barrel good plan! Thanks,
    Rupe
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    Unread 01-13-2013, 01:19 AM
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    Re: Striker and the .308 family

    243 Win or 260 Rem
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    Unread 01-13-2013, 11:30 AM
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    Re: Striker and the .308 family

    Give the 260 Remington a look. I have a Savage Striker chambered in 260 and it is super accurate. I am shooting 120 grain Sierras at 2682 fps. and have several 3 shot 200 yard groups that measure less than an inch. I use the same bullet for both deer and coyotes.
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    Unread 01-13-2013, 05:06 PM
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    Re: Striker and the .308 family

    Well, I wasn't going to say this, but you have a 308, which should handle deer easily.

    243 for coyotes to ghogs.

    Get both and shoot whatver. Unless you just want to have a barrel for everything, which is OK, too.

    22-250.
    243.
    260 remi.
    7-08
    308
    338
    358

    Ready for anything.

    Whip out that AMEX and get started.

    And don't forget a action wrench and a nut wrench and a 308 go gage. I used a once fired shell for 22-250.

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    Unread 01-17-2013, 11:10 AM
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    Re: Striker and the .308 family

    Seems that the 260 rem and the 243 win are the best choices. Which is the most accurate and flatest shooting of those 2. Yes the .308 is my deer and Elk barrel.
    To me the .243 would also be good for sagerats. Where you are shooting all day. The 22-250 seems a little light for coyotes and badgers at long range, plus wouldn't I have to change the bolt face for it??? I don't know.
    Thanks guys, keep it coming!
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