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Old 03-24-2013, 09:24 PM   #1
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Trying to decide on a new target rifle need sum hel

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Old 03-24-2013, 10:00 PM   #2
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We can provide help. Do you reload? .308, 6.5x55 are my choices. 6.5x55 has very little felt recoil.

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.308, 30-06, or maybe a .270. Some of the older rifles like the mosin with 7.62x54r, an enfield with .303 British, or something like an 8mm mauser. All of those could touch 600 yards. .308 is probably your best bet though. LOTS of rifles chambered for .308, rounds are easy to find and they're cheap

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.308, 30-06, or maybe a .270. Some of the older rifles like the mosin with 7.62x54r, an enfield with .303 British, or something like an 8mm mauser. All of those could touch 600 yards. .308 is probably your best bet though. LOTS of rifles chambered for .308, rounds are easy to find and they're cheap
.270 is not a target cartridge. 7.62x54r, 8x57, .303 would not only touch 600 they all can exceed it by 100..200 yards. Not a bad thought though.
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Pick a short 6.5mm cartidge

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The 6.5 Creedmoor is one of my new favorite long range calibers,it was designed for long range shooting. It allows you to shoot the longer match grade bullets and stay well within magazine length's of any gun chambered in the caliber.
Factory ammo is available in several different bullet weights/styles,and it's a very easy caliber to reload for.

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No i dont reload wish i did though dose the 6.5 come in bolt or only semi auto

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.270 is not a target cartridge. 7.62x54r, 8x57, .303 would not only touch 600 they all can exceed it by 100..200 yards. Not a bad thought though.
Yeah, it's not great but it's common and capable of decent distances. All others would be good for 600+ though. Got money to blow, get a 338 lupua lol
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No i dont reload wish i did though dose the 6.5 come in bolt or only semi auto
The 6.5 Creedmoor can be had as a Bolt action or Semi Auto in an AR 10 style platform. The Bolt action will always be more accurate.
You don't need to be a reloader,there are several factory ammo loads made for it.
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I would like to to stay under 1000
Whenever I build a rifle I always go for something that is capable of doing everything. Remember, Fear not the man with several rifles, fear the man with 1 that knows how to use it... Anything that a 308 can do a 6.5 creedmor and a 260 remington can do better, but since you're not a handloader I would guess that the 260 has cheaper ammo. Also if its a bolt gun the magazine length shouldn't be a problem. Hands down 1 of the best Chamberings is the 6.5 X 284norma, it does not kick significantly and it is capable of killing elk at long range yet still very effective at short range. I have hand loaded long enough that I am not really sure what the ammo availability is like but it definitely outperforms both the 260 Remington and the 6.5 Creedmoor! I recently purchased a Remington short action from a pawn shop for 300 bucks. Then I'm going to rebarrel it to a 6.5 x 284. between the lathe work (125$ fit and chamber) and the barrel cost itself (300$ for a #4 hart) It should come out to 725$ total and I will do the stock work myself! Not bad for a solid 9.5 pound gun (including the scope)!


Here's a savage I did. Believe it or not this is the same stock. It is now fully bedded and fully floated plus now the cheek comb matches me perfectly!


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