Long Range Caliber Advice

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by SakerFalcon, Jan 27, 2013.

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  1. SakerFalcon

    SakerFalcon New Member

    Jan 27, 2013
    Greetings from Norway.

    I am currently in the process of acquiring a long range rifle.

    The Rifle will be used for target shooting at ranges up to 1200 yards.
    The platform ive decided to use is a Tikka T3 Super Varmint in a GRS long range chassis
    and a S&B PM II 4-16x50.

    I am seeking advide on which caliber i should choose for the rifle.
    The calibers being considered are:

    .270 WSM
    .300 WSM
    6.5x55mm Swedish

    (I am reloading my own ammunition, so availability is not an issue).
  2. tomt

    tomt Well-Known Member

    Dec 7, 2010
    No advice, just some facts. With a 200 zero
    270 WSM
    150 Berger VLD BC .531
    3000 fps MV
    At 1200 yards there is about 450 +/- inches of drop

    300 WSM
    185 Berger VLD BC .549
    2900 fps MV
    At 1200 yards there is about 470+/- inches of drop

    Not much difference, tough call.

    How did you come to pick these three calibers/