Originally Posted by B Jordan
I am interested in building an xp for pdog hunting around the 1000 yds mark what is the lightest recoiling caliber that would work well enough to get me there ?
here is what i had on my mind just wondering what you guys thought
3. 243 win??????
4. 243 ackly???
5. 7mm wsm
6. 270 wsm
I emailed Joel Russo tonight about a Lee Six style rear grip stock is this a good choice for a stock?
thanks for you help in advance,Brian
The Lee 6 would work, and Joel also can build you laminated rear-grip McMillan BR clone. I have a rear grip McMillan BR stock on my 6.5-284 and I like it.
You don't need to go to a WSM for 1K. Your first 4 listed would get you there.
I have gone beyond 1k on pd's with both the 6-284 and 6.5-284.
Eric Wallace got so close several times a couple of weeks ago with a rear grip XP in 6mm-6.5x47 Lapua between 1,400-1,600 yards it wasn't funny.
I would go with a 1-8 twist with your 6.5's and 7.5 to 8 twist on the 6mm's.
You will lose around 300 fps (give/take) when using a 17-18 inch barrel.
Hope this gets you started-Sounds liek you are on the right track.