The CMs and PRCs will hold ground for if nothing else, the non-reloaders. I'm not a fan as I reload and have .260s and .243s. Both I prefer over the CMs personally. That said, if I didn't have either of those cartridges, I'd probably opt for the other two CM cartridges. Pretty close performance and loaded ammo availability if I decided not to load for either.Not to fan the flames here, just an honest question.... Maybe look at it from another angle, what is going to slow the CM down. Sure there are bound to be new fad cartridges that pop up and people rush out to buy, but there really isn't anything wrong with the CM. If you are realistic about it's limitations and don't believe it will give magical magnum performance out of a moderate sized case; then it is just a handy little round that is now usable from .223 to .264. I just do not see any reason for it to drop off significantly. Momentum is a real thing and, for better or worse, all the bullets, ammo, rifles... give the CMs just that.
Yeah, that is what I ordered. The bedding system and cold hammered barrel were the two main aspects that got me interested in the the Americans when they came out but this one has the threaded barrel and there are after market parts for them now. If it shoots I can make it into what I want for a few hundred more.Major, are you getting this one? https://www.ruger.com/products/americanRifleGoWild/specSheets/36925.html
I bought my wife a RAP as a second rifle (1st is a 6.5x55) and she wanted to shoot with me a little further out. I thought I could just sell it and not lose much, with the 140A-Max 1/2 MOA with H4350 was an easy task. 140 Gr. NP will group 3 into 3/4". All I did was adjust the trigger & the fore end was touching on one side, I took a rasp to that, a 10 minute job.
I am anxious to see what your results are.
Amen to that! I just recently sent an email to Winchester asking them why in the world were they still making the 264WM with a 9” twist and 280 with a 10” twist......these people need to pay more attention to what’s going on with today’s bullet improvements, as well as what their customers want! They replied I could check back with them after Shot Show! Now what kind of a generic response is that?I have a .270 win Rem 700 that I put in a Magpul 700 stock and set up for LongRange shooting...... yeah I am that stupid.
So the plan was to turn it into a 280 AI with a proper twist rate, but then I saw the 6.5 PRC. I spent much time looking and hoping for word of a 7 PRC, but at last I broke down today and ordered a 6.5 PRC Ruger American...... yeah I am that stupid.
Rifle Manufacturers are stupid. Glad Remington is going tits up and hope the rest of them follow suit. The companies need to be bought out by someone who is not afraid to change twist rates on new production rifles with legacy chamberings.
Would have been perfectly happy with a production rifle in 280, 280 AI, 7 RM, or a 270win with a proper twist rate for "Today's" bullets.
If the gun makers can't even be innovative enough to change the twist rates in their barrels, what does that tell you about the crap they are peddling for $700 - $1500? Did they all sign an agreement to never update twist-rates in established cartridges to drive new rifle sales with "here today, gone tomorrow" new cartridge offerings?
Yeah, hope they all go tits up and are bought by an Elon Musk type to produce new rifles.
But are people requesting slower twist offerings? Would people see a 270 win rifle with an 8.25 twist barrel and decided not to buy it because of the faster twist rate?If people quit buying these slower twist offerings they would adjust but the average rifle buyer is not shooting long range or reloading so it wont happen any time soon