700 sa build for coues

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by azrumshooter, Oct 12, 2017.

  1. azrumshooter

    azrumshooter Member

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    I recently picked up a used 243 700 rem. I'm just having trouble deciding which caliber to build. I was going to stay with the 243 caliber but its not grouping well I'm going to continue working a load for the gun but I'm hating the fact of blowing money on it to make it shoot if the barrel life is gone . I would like to shoot in the 400 to 600 yardages . Thanks gents !!!
     
  2. Dosh

    Dosh Well-Known Member

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    az, use the funds to rebarrel. Perhaps a .243AI?
     
  3. azrumshooter

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    Yes that is a great option , I'm with you on the new barrel funds :)
     
  4. matt_3479

    matt_3479 Well-Known Member

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    I would rebarrel it forsure! 260. Rem, 6x47 lapua, 243 AI, 6.5x47 alpha would be a couple I'd choose from.

    6mm's little faster, great in the wind and just fun to shoot
    6.5's little heavier bullet and larger diameter for better kenetic energy/killing power, touch more recoil, better on barrels.

    Started with building a 260. Rem which I love, but the itch has me building a 6mm now
     
  5. azrumshooter

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    Yes I'm really leaning towards the 260 rem also, even thinking of the 6 or 6.5x284 but I'm not sure if the action will feed it ok , my buddy says it might not feed, I like the 6.5 also more than the 6mm , I'm also looking at availability on brass o_O
     
  6. waltercrouse

    waltercrouse Well-Known Member

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    I think one of the most popular 6.5's is the creedmoor. The are several articles on this round. Most of the new rifle's manufactures carry this round.
     
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  7. Plinker147

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    6.5-284 looses potential in a short action. For a short action 6.5x47, 6.5 creedmore, 260 rem would be my choice.

    I like the the ability to shoot a little heavier bullets than the 6mm’s
     
  8. azrumshooter

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    Yes I do like the Creedmoor, it's just not as powerful as the 260 from what I've read
     
  9. azrumshooter

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    Thank you for that info on the 6.5x284 option I did not know that
     
  10. azrumshooter

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    I like the heavier bullets myself I'm going to check the balistics between the 3
     
  11. c-ne-elk

    c-ne-elk Well-Known Member

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    I have used the 6.5 Creed with 140 Bergers and a 6xc using 115 Bergers for Coues and both are deadly. 600 yards is WELL within any of the calibers listed range. You will be splitting hairs to decide between the ones listed, all are excellent choices. There is something magical about the Creed's though, very easy to load and get excellent accuracy. I shoot mine at steel out to 1500 yards all the time.
     
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  12. azrumshooter

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    ok so let me ask what length of barrel should I go with on the creed or the 6xc ? Can you give me a little info on what twist and so forth I would appreciate it I'm guessing 1-8 twist ?
     
  13. Jkling12

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    8 twist with a 22-24" barrel.
     
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  14. c-ne-elk

    c-ne-elk Well-Known Member

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    I have a 1:8 in both my xc and my 6.5 Creed and have had not had a problem with the 115’s in the xc and the 140’s in the creed. We shoot a lot of steel at ranges to 1500 yds for both and bullets are stabalized well. I also shoot a 6.5x284 and prefer it using 140’s for anything larger than an antelope but you DO NOT want to build that on a short action.