Re: Caliber of choice for PD/RC
Tuck.... If you are truly looking for a 223 WSSM with a 1:10 twist; I have a Browning Stalker II in 223WSSM with a 1:10 twist. Its practically new but I just do not see me shooting it anymore. My 22-250 just is a dream to shoot. BTW the Browning is a second 223WSSM. My primary is the Winchester 70. The Winchester is the one I am rebarreling with a 1:14 twist.
my own experience with 270's is not spectacular but I am a big fan of the 277 diameter slugs. I have taken my fair share of coyotes, deer, rock chuckers, marments, and other things with a Tikka A-695.
I like the 224 diameter slugs for varminting. I also like the 17 Remington I own. I have yet to have a 243, 244, 6MM anything shoot like my other calibers. I reckon it going to be a really bad reply from lots of people but I just have yet to have a 6MM slug/cartridge combo shoot for me. nothing I did made any difference. so I sold all of my 6MM guns. the best groups I got were 1.75" at 100 yards. they all went, the ammo went, the dies went, and the brass went. if I need long range on varmints.. I have a 25-06 that is sighted in at 400 yards. it spits the 90 to 110 grain class slugs extremely well. a few coyotes can atest to the fact that Remington 700 had long legs and hits like a sledgehammer at over 700 yards.
talk later Tuck.
KYhillJack, hmm, do the ground varmints really counter with bazzukas? wow, you are living dangerously shooting at them. I suggest an APC with a maw-duce on the top fed by AP, API, and APIT rounds along with the standard Mil-Ball rounds in between. very effective on rodents of all varieties.