So what's next?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by MN Hunter, Jan 29, 2011.

  1. MN Hunter

    MN Hunter Well-Known Member

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    Looking for some input on filling a gap. What caliber - deer, antelope + coyotes.

    Here's what I have:
    DE 338rum - 26" #5 barrel w/brake
    Center Shot Rifle 300 win 26" #5 barrel
    Center Shot Rifle 223 26"#7 barrel

    Lookin for something between the 300win and the 223.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    6mm br, 8 twist and 107 SMK's. Use it for everything from gophers to small deer.
     

  3. zuba

    zuba Well-Known Member

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    I'd go with a 7mm. Probably a wsm or a .284 win.
     
  4. winmag

    winmag Well-Known Member

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    270WSM.
    Besides, the 404 parent case IS what the -06 case used to be 50+ yrs ago, Take your RUM as an example.
    I love my WSM, and my WSSM's.
    Good luck with your choice, its a wonderfull quandry to be in isnt it..:D (deciding whats next).
     
  5. flyin lizard

    flyin lizard Well-Known Member

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    How about a .243 with an 8 or 9 twist..
     
  6. CogburnR

    CogburnR Well-Known Member

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    6.5-284, 270WSM, 7WSM. 257 Weatherby is fun too.
     
  7. Ski

    Ski Active Member

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    Don't forget the 260. A couple more gun makers are offering it as a standard caliber again. Brass is available, as well as fairly decent factory loads.
     
  8. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    How about a 6.5 x 47 Lapua. It is very powerful for a small cartridges and very accurate with fine
    quality brass. Also a great selection of bullets.

    Just a though.

    J E CUSTOM
     
  9. strombeckj

    strombeckj Well-Known Member

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    I would go with a 6-06, 6x47, 6mm AI. 88 gr varmint/match Bergers for yotes, PD's and 95gr or 105 gr VLD's for deer size game. Will deliver 1000 ft lbs of energy out to 800 yards.... more then enough for a deer.
     
  10. wardy

    wardy Well-Known Member

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    6.5x47 or 260....for sure!gun)
     
  11. Booney

    Booney Well-Known Member

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    I would go with a 6mmx284 but a 6.5x284 would be fun to.
     
  12. Aldon

    Aldon Well-Known Member

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    Something in .264.

    In that slot i have 6.5-06.

    You might consider the Rem 260.
     
  13. MN Hunter

    MN Hunter Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the all suggestions. I had been thinking about the 260 as it sits almost in the middle between the 223 and the 300win. There are several other suggestions that I handnt even thought of. Looks like I have some more homework to do.
     
  14. 260shooter

    260shooter Well-Known Member

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    A 8 twist 243 AI #5 @25". 105 A-MAX for them all.

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