new project

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by ducmarc, Aug 8, 2013.

  1. ducmarc

    ducmarc Well-Known Member

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    hi this is my first post &thread i'm in sunny central fla. yuk. anyway i ground hog and coyote hunt sw va. my last bolt gun build was a 98 mauser in 6mm rem with a shaw 26' medium heavy . i love the gun but would like to now build another .22 or 6mm for my daughter. found a nice high number springfield 03 that someone has ruined by drilling the receiver and hackin the barrel. was thinking about medium weight barrel in a non belted cartage and 06 dia. base size. i handload so a wildcat is an option. what make barrel and cartage do u guys like that is reasonable. thanks marc
     
  2. MontanaRifleman

    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to LRH!

    A 243 or 6mm-284. I just did a 6-284 and really like it. It has a little kick though, so if recoil is an issue you might go the 243 route.

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  3. ducmarc

    ducmarc Well-Known Member

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    thanks she shoots a 7x 57 featherweight now is it a lot more than that ?
     
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    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

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    The 6-284 has a little more case capacity but you're shooting larger bullets in the 7x57. Never shot the 7x57 but I'm guessing the recoil is going to be close between the 2.

    The 6-284 is going to be a little harder on the throat than the 7x57 and 243, but it's a sweet little number.