Originally Posted by anaconda33
hello everyone, i have a remington 700 bdl 30.06 which i would like to use to make a custom rifle if possible. i dont like this caliber hence the mod project, can anyone recommend a modification as to what i can change it to. i want it for long range shooting, but im not very experienced as other people but i am a quick learner. please let me know and thanks again to everyone.
What to change it to depends on how you will use it. If you are killing coyotes, an antelope or two and maybe a few deer, a 25-06 chambering is hard to beat. If you are shooting deer-sized game, a .284 or .270 makes sense. If you might tackle an elk, stick to 30-06 or go up to 35 Whelen.
If you will reload, a .284 probably has the most possibilities as there are LOTS of 7mm bullets to choose from. Second choice based on bullet possibilities would be to stay with 30-06 as there are many .30 bullets.
If you will use factory loadings, the .270 or .25-06 are my picks, depending on your uses. Each has available ammunition that isn't over priced & high-quality ammunition is available in most stores.
Tell us more of what you want to do & you will get more specific advice.