Long range varmit rounds

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Hicks, Jan 21, 2011.

  1. Hicks

    Hicks Well-Known Member

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    I have a Remington XR-100 which is chambered in .22-250. For the life of me I can't get it to shoot. However, I love the action; it's silky smooth. I like the Boyds stock too. I'd like a little gun, which I could take to 1000 yards or so, and would provide long bbl life. Is this too much to ask? If not, what chambering do you guys like?

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  2. Iron Worker

    Iron Worker Well-Known Member

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    Yes its too much to ask
     

  3. sinarms

    sinarms Well-Known Member

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    6mm br will make it to 1000 and have a long barrel life.
     
  4. Iron Worker

    Iron Worker Well-Known Member

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    What do you mean "A little gun" ?
     
  5. Hicks

    Hicks Well-Known Member

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    By little I mean something under 7mm that won't burn out a bbl quickly.
     
  6. Trickymissfit

    Trickymissfit Well-Known Member

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    a lot of folks shooting 600 to 1000 yards are going to the 6.5 x 47 with a fast twist barrel. Others are just starting to neck the newer 30AR case down to 6.5 and even 6mm. This rounds comes in like a 6BR case on steroids! It's sorta like a short .284 case necked up to 30 caliber. Then there's also the 6x47 made off the .300 Savage case. This round is very accurate, and known for it's tight groups
    gary
     
  7. SBruce

    SBruce Well-Known Member

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    Might check out David Tubbs' 6mm XC. I believe it will fit in a short action, but don't quote me on that. He shoots 115 grn bullets at around 3000'/sec. and, it's his 1000 yd competition cartride.

    I just had an Ackley improved 6X47 Lapua built (6 Long Dasher). It will fit a short action for sure, and I got 3300'/sec with a 105 in a 26" tube. That wasn't the max load, but 1.5 grains under max. The 6 XC is about 2grns H2O capacity over the Long Dasher.

    Better BC's than most 22 cal's or even the 25 cal's and getting the same velocity as a 25-06 with alot less powder!:)
     
  8. roninflag

    roninflag Well-Known Member

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    the 6br, dasher and xc are all good ones. VARMITS? does that include coyote size? or just pd size?
     
  9. Hicks

    Hicks Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys. Yes, up to dog coyote size. I was playing with the idea of a 6.5-.284. I think it will fit in that action.

    Hicks.
     
  10. roninflag

    roninflag Well-Known Member

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    shot a coyote yesterday at 419 yards with my 6.5-284. wish it had a muzzle break though. any the reports on the 6mmbr are good though. the the web site 6mmbr. i have one "coming" should be here in a week from gunsmith. they only use 30 grains of varget!!
     
  11. Armed in Utah

    Armed in Utah Well-Known Member

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    6XC....same bolt face as the 22-250.....

    along with the same case....a reformed 250 case necked to 6mm...

    Pac Nor built my 8 twist 27" tube that I screwed on a s/shot Savage action...

    37-38 grs of H4350 & a 107 SMK will come out at 2950 or so...

    Low recoil..factory XC brass from Norma or reform Lapua 22-250...

    Dies from Redding or Forster..p/dogs out to 1100+ yds

    What's not to like.......