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Old 12-30-2011, 02:39 PM
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what caliber for hogs/deer/coyotes?

I am trying to get into long range shooting, I'm looking for a rifle caliber that will take deer hogs at to about 500 or 600 yards and coyotes to about 800 yards. I currently own a Remington 700 in 270 win. should i just try to upgrade this rifle or get a new one in different caliber? i am almost on a budget of $800
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I am trying to get into long range shooting, I'm looking for a rifle caliber that will take deer hogs at to about 500 or 600 yards and coyotes to about 800 yards. I currently own a Remington 700 in 270 win. should i just try to upgrade this rifle or get a new one in different caliber? i am almost on a budget of $800
Are you hand loading your ammo?
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Re: what caliber for hogs/deer/coyotes?

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I am trying to get into long range shooting, I'm looking for a rifle caliber that will take deer hogs at to about 500 or 600 yards and coyotes to about 800 yards. I currently own a Remington 700 in 270 win. should i just try to upgrade this rifle or get a new one in different caliber? i am almost on a budget of $800
Rebarrel to a 6.5-284 and you will be all set.

$400.00 - $500.00 for new barrel
$150.00 - 200.00 for new dies
$120.00 for new brass
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Re: what caliber for hogs/deer/coyotes?

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Rebarrel to a 6.5-284 and you will be all set.

$400.00 - $500.00 for new barrel
$150.00 - 200.00 for new dies
$120.00 for new brass

What is the big advantage of the 6.5 over the 270?
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Re: what caliber for hogs/deer/coyotes?

If your reloading working with the 270 Win would not be an issue in the ranges your talking. It's hard to re-tool with 800 dollars but you can make some good improvements to a current set up!
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Old 12-31-2011, 09:17 AM
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Re: what caliber for hogs/deer/coyotes?

all right im not handloading yet but i went hunting this morning and had a buck at 500 yards but i havent shot any farther than 300 so i didnt take the shot. i use winchester ballistic silvertips
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Re: what caliber for hogs/deer/coyotes?

I don't think you need a new rifle. Purchase a set of Lee dies and see how accurate your rilfe is at the 500 to 600 yd mark. Better yet if you have a friend who can reload for you and it does require a lot of practise at the entended range you plan to hunt. Good luck and have some fun! You will learn a lot on this site.
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