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Unread 02-13-2009, 09:22 AM
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Light Mountain Rifle Caliber

Just want to get you seasoned hunters opinions. General usage would be a walk around rifle in PA woods. .308 isn't an option because I own one, just looking for something different and a good deer slayer. Want to stick with short action.

223 Rem.
243 Win.
257 Roberts
6.5 X 47 Lapua
6.5 X 55 Sweed
260 Rem.
7mm-08 Rem.

Thanks in advance,
Tank
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    Unread 02-28-2009, 08:38 PM
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    Re: Light Mountain Rifle Caliber

    I am quite fond of my 260's and 120 ballistic tips. haven't tracked one more than 10 steps in last 9 years I have been shooting them. Have shot deer from 10 yards to 550 with it. good bullet performance at all ranges for me. I have a 700 mountain rifle dm and a 700 stainless dm, and my boys shoot a model 7 youth. easy to load for and accepts many different powders with good results.

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    From your list, I like the 6.5x55 esp with 160g. I have a Carl Gustav carbine and it is sweet and deadly. The Europeans use them to hunt moose.

    Good luck!

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    Unread 03-01-2009, 05:10 PM
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    Re: Light Mountain Rifle Caliber

    What about the .284win?

    About the same as a 280Rem but in a short action.
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    Re: Light Mountain Rifle Caliber

    I'd pass on the 223, I know it will work but for all practicle perposes its too small! The 6.5-55 Sweed is a great round but a little long for a short action, here again it will work but why limit its potential!
    All of the other would work but if I had to pick one the 7-08 or the old plain jane 284 would get the nod.
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    Re: Light Mountain Rifle Caliber

    I have been thinking about the .284. I forgot about that one. But I like the potential that is hidden in that little cartridge.
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    Unread 03-02-2009, 01:04 AM
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    Re: Light Mountain Rifle Caliber

    ive got a nice remington 700 mountain rifle in .270 win.
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