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TC338

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Since you are looking at the 7 SAW, look at the WTO Switchlug, you can get several barrels made and switch them out on your own. I have one on my Howa 1500 6.5 creed. Getting ready to add a .22 creed, 6mm creed and .308 win barrel so I can shoot whatever ammo I can find. If you can get a second bolt you could also go down to .223 for practice, just change out the barrel, bolt and use aics bottom metal.
 

matt_3479

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Well if your looking at getting off the 22’s then my vote goes for 6 or 25. I currently have 20’s, 22’s, 6’s, a 25, 6.5’s, a 7, and a 30. The 6 is nice for its absolute lack of recoil and velocity, the 25 is just wild! I’m looking at adding a 6bra this season or next and another 25. My 25 creed pushes the 131’a at 2920 and hammers deer
 

wilkup

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As an all around big game round with a bit of exclusivity for bragging rights, I’d check out the 260 Terminator from Defensive Edge. If I had a short action and was trying to build off the standard .473 bolt face, this would be my new round. Close to 6.5 PRC ballistics from a fairly efficient little case.
Good luck on your hunt =)
 

Shooter 69

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If a 25 caliber is what you want. 25 creedmoor would be good. Berger is coming out with a 133 grain elite Hunter and a 135 grain target bullet. You also have black jack bullets. Or you can get a different twist rate and shoot 75 to 115 grain bullets.
 

Mike Matteson

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Is the barrel done or do you just want to change it? You can rechamber the barrel if staying with .224 caliber. 22/250AI. What I am not sure of is if the action is long or short? If long and having to change out the barrel, then that open up a whole lot of possibilities. You are saying you are looking at hunting Deer and antelope I would step up a caliber or two. Something in 6mmAI Rem , and a faster twist (7 to 1) and go to hammer bullets. The case is longer than the 243 for more powder. Case fire formed from 6mm Rem cases. Barrel length 26"+. Hard choice!
 
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