6.5 prc to 28 nosler

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  1. bowhunter020

    bowhunter020 Active Member

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    Rebarreling a savage 110 with a proof barrel and was going 6.5 prc but now thinking 28 nosler. Dont sure why though!! Main goal is flattest trajectory to 700 yards, and when more confident out to 1200 if distance allows. Mainly deer hunting hopefully elk one day. Do not plan on reloading and only shooting at most 50 shots a year.
     
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  2. SwampDog13

    SwampDog13 Well-Known Member

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    Either will suit the needs of mostly deer with the elk possibility I'd say. Factory ammo may give the prc just a slight edge.

    But one question, no mallace intended, but how does one become confident at 1200yds with only shooting no more than 50 rounds a year?
     
  3. bowhunter020

    bowhunter020 Active Member

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    True on the 1200 thing, guess if time ever permits. So probably just 700 or so.

    Thanks for the reply
     
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    Factory ammo neuters the snot out of 28 nosler
     
  5. L.Sherm

    L.Sherm Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    If your not gonna handload, use the right freebore and have the mag box length I wouldn't bother with the 28. It's not one to sit down at the bench and put alot of rounds down either.
     
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    Rhett Crider Well-Known Member

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    300 WinMag
     
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    Tatsnscoots Well-Known Member

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    I haven’t shot the barrel out of my PRC yet (not even close) but I believe it will give you a longer life then the 28.
     
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    ramrod79 Well-Known Member

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    I do t think it matters witch one you have as shooting 1200 or 700 on game with no practice is plain wrong. Just throw rocks less wounded animals.
     
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    The Oregonian Well-Known Member

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    I think the same holds true for 700 yards as for 1200. 700 is still a completely different ballgame than what 95% (or more) of hunters encounter and practice for. I won’t shoot at game at 700 yet and I shoot a lot more than that.
     
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    You're comparing a dragster with a family car. If speed and flat trajectory is your goal the 26N is your answer.

    If you want to shoot it and enjoy it, the PRC is your answer.

    Personally I'd build/buy a .264wm and forget the rest as it will do everything you will ever want to do with a 6.5 in the field.
     
  11. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    If you don't plan on reloading, just go ahead and get a 7mm RemMag or .28 Nosler. Large factory ammo selections, and heavier higher-BC bullets.
     
  12. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    I agree! If you don't plan on putting in the work to learn to do things right, then you don't need to be attempting things you aren't properly skilled to do. 50 shots a year isn't going to give you enough practice to shoot at LIVE targets at 600+ yards.

    That's the problem with these modern BS marketing campaigns... They make you think you can just buy this rifle in a certain hyped cartridge, and put a high-dollar scope on it, and you can instantly be a 1,500 yard shooter. That's not how this game works. That's false-advertising, completely dishonest, and morally bankrupt for a company to do. They are causing detrimental bad-PR to our sport, by sending untrained people into the woods and wounding animals because they don't know how to read wind, or properly judge/dial elevation.
     
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  13. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    Same with the 7mmRM and 7mm STW.
     
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    There are a lot of assumptions being made about the OP's shooting abilities. I don't believe he stated that he's only going to shoot 50 rounds per year total, just 50 rounds from this specific gun. I know plenty of competitive shooters who'll shoot 2000+ rounds per year in their comp guns and only 40-50 in their hunting guns. They never have an issue hitting kill zone sized targets well beyond the 1000 yard mark. Now consider all the rifles chambered for the Allen Mag or other CT variants. Those guns are not intended to be shot 300 rounds per year otherwise you'd end up replacing the barrel every 2 years. With high performance chamberings you get a load dialed in, and practice a couple times each year with it. As long as you have good ballistics data, any competent shooter can grab any gun and make hits a long range. As long as the shooter has good fundamentals it's just not that hard.

    For the OP, just get the 28 Nosler and run with it. The only factory loaded ammo that's going to out run it will be the 7mm RUM and that's not a good fit in a Savage action. Factory ammo doesn't limit the performance of any SAMMI spec chambering, it's loaded to meet the design specs laid out by the cartridge designer. Hand loaders are just pushing the limits of the design beyond the original specs.
     
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