looking for imput

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by catch-34, Jul 5, 2008.

  1. catch-34

    catch-34 Well-Known Member

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    I am looking to purchase a new rifle and am looking for some imput. I want something that will be accurate out to around 600 yards for target shooting and shooting varmints out to around 400 yards. I want it to be low recoil so that it can fire 200 rounds a day if wanted and easy to reload for. any imput would be greatly appreciated. thank you
     
  2. Tiff

    Tiff Active Member

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    6 BR would suit you well with most mid-heavy bullets. Alternatively a fast twist 20 cal, using the heavier high bc bullets would be excellent, with very little barrel heat build up in a heavy tube. Plus excellent barrel life in both. I'm not sure whats available manufacture wise your side of the pond, but over here sako and savage are a big favourite straight off the rack.
     

  3. catch-34

    catch-34 Well-Known Member

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    I was thinking about something more along the lines in 223 Rem, 22-250 Rem, or 204 Ruger. wondering what experiences people have had with those calibers and how they perform
     
  4. Bravo 4

    Bravo 4 Well-Known Member

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    A .223 Savage with the faster twist will do anything you want.
     
  5. shooterpunk2

    shooterpunk2 Well-Known Member

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    i agree on the .223, load it up with 75 gr. A-max's or 80 gr. smk's and you can shoot 600 yards+ pretty well. I'd look at the savage's, like the [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Model 12 Long Range Precision Varminter with 1:7 twist.
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  6. catch-34

    catch-34 Well-Known Member

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    i have taken a look at the savages and i like them. the problem is that i am left-handed and they only make a 1:9 in the 223 for left-handed. do you think that i 1:9 twist would work well for the 223?
     
  7. shooterpunk2

    shooterpunk2 Well-Known Member

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    it will, I think with the 1:9 twist it will handle bullets up to 69 grains, but maybe 75 im not quite sure but it wont stabilize the 80's i know.