***Long Action with .473 Boltface!!! What caliber should I go with???

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by jcvibby, Dec 6, 2011.

  1. jcvibby

    jcvibby Non-Profit Sponsor

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    Hello Gentlemen and ladies if there are some!!

    I need some more of your advise.

    If you were to build a gun from a long action with a standard bolt face .473, what caliber would you go with???

    Purpose of the gun would be this-

    Tac Comp gun
    Long range weapon for banging steel
    Long range hunting
    Paper punching

    All you advice and expert opinions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you
     
  2. TannerGun

    TannerGun Well-Known Member

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    6.6/06 AI.

    280 Ackley.

    Yeah, think that about covers it :)
     

  3. theflyonthewall

    theflyonthewall Well-Known Member

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    I'm not familiar with "TAC"....but I'd take a hard look at the .338-06 too if it would work out with your other goals.
     
  4. midnightmalloy

    midnightmalloy Well-Known Member

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    6.5x284, strait 284 win or a 284 shehan. 6mmbr.com has tons of info on this so check them out
     
  5. 338 LEGEND

    338 LEGEND Well-Known Member

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    The 280 ackley is a great choice, I shoot 180 gr berger bullets and have taken elk at over 700 yrds with no problem.