Caliber Suggestions...have at it

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by dawg4life, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. dawg4life

    dawg4life Well-Known Member

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    First off I'm going to buy this gun in the near future
    Savage Arms

    I will be using this gun for a little bit of everything from shooting some steel out to 500-1000 yards (I hope) and hunting deer, coyotes, maybe an elk or sheep one day who knows. I just want a good long range caliber that I can do a little bit of everything with

    now my question is what caliber do you guys recommend? I know everybody has their favorites but so far I am really leaning toward the 6.5 Creedmoor. I don’t like the 6.5x284 cause of barrel life and a few other reasons. that being said what do you guys have to say about it??? I love the gun so don't lecture me on savage or tell me to go get a Remington 700. I have nothing against remmy's there great guns but I really like this Long Range Hunter. Now you guys got my input so have at it....
     
  2. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    Just out of curiousity, why would you choose the Savage over the Remington 700, if you plan on using just the action? I'm not trying to discredit your choice, just trying to gain some insight as to why.

    Also, if I had to choose a 100-1000 yard caliber....7mmSTW or .280 Ackley Improved.
     

  3. dawg4life

    dawg4life Well-Known Member

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    I guess I wasnt clear and I really thought I would be avoiding this but this is NOT a thread about which gun to get, its about caliber. you offered a caliber that the gun that I AM BUYING isn't offered in. I'm buying a savage end of story. I like savage and I don't want a remmington. I have remington's they are great guns. I also have a few savages and I like them too. I'm Buying the gun that I attached in my original post. now again for my question what Caliber (that is offered in the gun that I attached) would you recommend for what I'm going to be doing with it.

    I really hate asking a question like this and getting people trying to change my mind I know what gun I want now if you have advise offer it but don't try changing my mind about somthing I didn't ask about. Thanks

    and I'm not using the action I'm buying the gun and using it as is
     
  4. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    You asked a question. I gave a legit answer. I wasn't trying to change your mind. I was asking why you chose one over the other. None of the factory offered calibers are gonna do what you want efficienctly, unless it is a large-capacity magnum like a .300 Win Mag or larger. And no factory gun under $1,500 is going to be shooting at 1000 unless it has been trued, and you are using precision handloads. Out of the calibers listed .300 Win Mag, or .338 Lapua would be your only options.

    Whatever, I'm over it.

    I tried to be helpful, but piss on this....I'm gonna go play with my 700's....:rolleyes:
     
  5. C.O. Shooter

    C.O. Shooter Well-Known Member

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    Grices Gun Shop in Clearfield PA has this gun new for 845$. If it were me, I would look at a 6.5x284 or the 300 win!
     
  6. dawg4life

    dawg4life Well-Known Member

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    Did you notice I said 500-1000(hopefully) yea I will eventually need work done on it but as it is I'm going to shoot it for awhile first. I just want to know what people think about the caliber offerings
     
  7. dawg4life

    dawg4life Well-Known Member

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    I did consider the 300win but I already have one. I just love something about the 6.5 creed. I can't find a downside to that caliber
     
  8. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    Other than throat erosion the 6.5 Creedmoor is a great round.

    Be prepared to swap your barrel after every couple thousand rounds.

    I will have to do the same with my 7mmSTW, but I already knew what I was getting into when I bought it. I still got about 1,250 rounds to go before it gets replaced.
     
  9. midwesthunter

    midwesthunter Well-Known Member

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    Don't tell this to my savage 308 it might quit doing what it does:D
     
  10. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    I think I left out a few words.....Accurately, efficiently, and every time. That's better. :D
     
  11. midwesthunter

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    Ohh it will do it everytime, it is a factory ammo 1moa gun and a 1/4-1/2 moa with my handloads, but I forgot I did bed it.
     
  12. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    I know, I was just being a smartass. The OP kinda got me fired up when he made false accusations.
     
  13. dawg4life

    dawg4life Well-Known Member

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    False accusations on what exactly?
     
  14. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    That i was trying to change your mind by suggesting an alternate weapon platform...