Need info on building a rem 700 short action

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Weblake, Dec 16, 2011.

  1. Weblake

    Weblake Active Member

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    I'm new to the long range shooting and I am wanting to have my 700 short action built into a good varmint gun. It is a 22-250 right now. I'm wondering if I should stick with that or build another caliber. Any info would be great.
     
  2. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    You could always rebarrel to a 22-250AI with a tight twist for shooting the heavies. Something in 6mm would be a good option also. Since you already have the brass for the 22-250, I would stick with that.

    Tank
     

  3. Weblake

    Weblake Active Member

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    What would the best 6mm for a beginner, something I can buy good factory loads for.
     
  4. Gene

    Gene Well-Known Member

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    The best 6mm right now is the 6mmBR Norma. Savage, Cooper and others chamber for it, and factory ammo is available from Norma and Lapua. I have two custom 6BR's and one factory Cooper. All shoot extremly well. And, recoil is nearly non-existent.
     
  5. trebark

    trebark Well-Known Member

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    243winchester
     
  6. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    .243 or 6BR will do all you need it to.

    Tank
     
  7. Weblake

    Weblake Active Member

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    Is one barrel any better than another or is all a matter of opinion. And what contour would be the best. I think Im going to go with the 6.5x47 lap.
     
  8. strombeckj

    strombeckj Well-Known Member

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    Before you go burning powder in a varmint gun can I ask what it it would be used for? and at what distance? Don't over look the .204R for a good VARMINT round. The .243 offers a huge selection of loaded ammo for varmints to coyotes and deer. I love to hit PD's at sick distances with my 6mm-06 with a 88gr Berger but it does not have the same effect on me as shooting my 20 Prac within 500 yards and watching the PD EXPLODE in my scope. :D To me... that is what varmint shooting is all about!

    Jon
     
  9. KIWI AL

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    6.5x47 is a great high volume round, i don't think there is much of a selection of factory ammo thou.
    my favourite varminter is a 700 chambered in 6x47 lapua shooting 108 berger's. a good mix of ballistics and barrell life as i also use it for f-class