cartrige selection for wife

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by mcharger440, Jan 17, 2014.

  1. mcharger440

    mcharger440 Well-Known Member

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    I have a rem 700sa and my wife wants to start shooting with me out to 1000 yards. My wife has a small frame and I am just not sure she would enjoy a .308 as much as a smaller round. I am really torn between a 6br and 243 but am open to suggestions, it needs to be inherently accurate because she's not going to work that hard at getting good. The reason for a custom build is that if she has something to be proud of she will try that much harder. She will hunt deer and coyotes some so a little stopping power is a must.
     
  2. RT2506

    RT2506 Well-Known Member

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    Any caliber with a muzzle break.
     
  3. jeepnsammys

    jeepnsammys Active Member

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    how about a 260 or maybe 6xc theres always the 6 creedmoore all low recoil and great shooters for long distance and probably better barrel life then a 243 just some thoughts. although my wife shoots a 308, 7-300wsm and 6.5x284 but these guns weigh 13-18lbs so that helps a little. just some thoughts. put a can on her rifle and itll have a lot less recoil and sound!gun)
     
  4. mcharger440

    mcharger440 Well-Known Member

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    I hate to do a brake for noise
     
  5. mcharger440

    mcharger440 Well-Known Member

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    I was thinking the 6.5 creedmoor but I can load the 6br so cheap
     
  6. firstcoueswas80

    firstcoueswas80 Well-Known Member

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    .260
     
  7. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    IIWY, I won't go cheap on my wife; but that's just me.
     
  8. tcob68

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    6.5 Creedmoor! Bought my wife a Savage Lady Hunter because she couldn't get comfortable shooting any of my rifles because of her smaller stature. Bought some factory ammo to do barrel break-in, establish a base line for accuracy and have some fire-formed brass for reloading. Much to my surprise the factory 120gr A-max shoots into a 1/2" and the load recipe is on the back of the box. Advertised muzzle velocity on the box says 2910fps, shot over the magnetospeed and it averaged 2870fps out of the 20" barrel. Although my wife is new to shooting, recoil of the Creedmoor is a non-issue for her. The little cartridge has a lot going for it. Good ballistics, accurate, low recoil, and factory ammo is quite good and not very expensive. Also the Hornady brass is surprisingly good and now Nosler is making brass. I really don't think either you or your wife would be disappointed in the 6.5 Creedmoor.
     
  9. mcharger440

    mcharger440 Well-Known Member

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    OK so by reload cheap I mean she can shoot More...(shaking my head in frustration)
     
  10. mcharger440

    mcharger440 Well-Known Member

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    The creedmoor is looking More and more the ticket
     
  11. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    The .260 Ackley Improved would be an awesome caliber for her. Low recoil, fun to shoot, accurate as lightning.
     
  12. mcharger440

    mcharger440 Well-Known Member

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    Hense the custom build
     
  13. mcharger440

    mcharger440 Well-Known Member

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    So 260 or creedmoor I guess that is an age old debate right ...which ones better.... lolol...not really I'm kidding people I don't want a war I am familiar with both
     
  14. jfseaman

    jfseaman Well-Known Member

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    6.5x47L
    or
    6.5 Creedmoor
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    260

    All will reach 1000 without going to max loads
    All carry enough punch to hunt game and varmints.

    AI versions will recoil more.

    The Savage Lady Hunter in 6.5 Creedmoor looks to be a good option but the 20" barrel will be a limiting factor.

    ITWM I'd get the Lady Hunter and swap or custom shop the barrel for the 26" LRP barrel or after market barrel. Hornady 6.5 Creedmoor ammo is great. The selection of bullets is fantastic. Reloading costs can be as low as you can go. Barrel life will be fantastic.

    but...

    Make her happy, it's worth any cost.