Let me just say that I dont normally do one of these threads because 99% of the time I do alot of background & research work off the grid before I decide on something like this. But in this case Id like to hear from those of you who actually own and shoot one of these cartridges for varmints.
So onto the quick and dirty. Got me a rem 700 SA that Im going to make into a short to midrange varminter (500 and in). Dont want a hot rod cartridge and am thinking of going the 6x47 or 6.5x47 route. Dies should be easy to come by along with top end brass. I dont want a .243 due to the short neck/tapered shoulder,powder usage, dont want a 243ai either. 6SLR is nice but not sure about dies,reamer etc. Id like to keep it under 40gns of powder and I toyed with doing another 22-250 but it was too finicky in the wind for me. I really like 6mms and want something that will still feed
great but have more punch, less wind drift, more inherent accuracy while keeping minimal recoil. I did a preliminary search on here but didnt really find much extensive info to help me on finding a good 6.5mm bullet selection compared to the 6mms. Another 6br is my backup plan but Id really like to run this gun as a true repeater (not a single shot)
from the factory mag without modding it. Does it sound like Ive already made up my mind? This is a tuffy.