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    Re: Interested in new calibre

    In your price range and with consideration of ammunition, the 6.5 CM is an awesome choice, go grab a browning hells canyon…
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    Re: Interested in new calibre

    There are so many calibers I’d love to try, many Weatherby wildcats and many Ackleys, but not being a reloader anymore keeps me sticking to the “tried and trues”. I think that’s the big question when considering which cartridge to shoot. Where/how will you be getting your ammo supply?

    For an action, there are plenty of options, but the Tikka T3 and Weatherby Vanguard are great “basic” platforms. Not the lightest or strongest or most drooled over, but definitely tested and proven. For the $1000-$1500 range, I don’t think you can do better.
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    Re: Interested in new calibre

    i switched to 270 and love it so far, ammo is easy to find in just about any brand or bullet config, shoots great and with bullet choice its easy to get a smaller bullet that doesnt blow huge chunks out of deer but still take down elk and moose with a different cartridge.

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    Re: Interested in new calibre

    I see some recommendations for the the Creedmor, but if you choose that, make sure you're able to grow a man-bun.
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    Re: Interested in new calibre

    Quote Originally Posted by Bustercluck View Post
    A guy I shoot with has a ruger no1 in 303 Brit. It’s been completely worked over and the action smoothed out.
    I have a lee enfield in 303 brit. Shoots quarters at 100 yrds! Mighty fine for a 75 year old rifle!! moosin
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    Re: Interested in new calibre

    With the current anti-gun/hunting culture in the country I'm content to stick with traditional cartridges. Moderately priced & abundant at most retailers that still cater to our pursuits. It's getting difficult to even find reloading components for a lot of stuff, bullets & brass being the exceptions.

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    Re: Interested in new calibre

    6.5 Creedmoor is the default answer here
    "If you ever go into the bush, there are grizzly bears lurking behind just about every bush, waiting to pounce, so you need a powerful gun, with huge bullets" - Gatehouse ~ 2004

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    Re: Interested in new calibre

    Quote Originally Posted by moosinaround View Post
    I have a lee enfield in 303 brit. Shoots quarters at 100 yrds! Mighty fine for a 75 year old rifle!! moosin
    how many shots before you can hit the quarter?
    "If you ever go into the bush, there are grizzly bears lurking behind just about every bush, waiting to pounce, so you need a powerful gun, with huge bullets" - Gatehouse ~ 2004

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    Re: Interested in new calibre

    Quote Originally Posted by Kill-da-wabbit View Post
    Nobody going to bring up the 270 on steroids - 6.8 Western?...
    Basically the ballistic twin of the 7mm Rem Mag, so fairly redundant in this case. My 6.8 shoots 170gr @ 2950 fps
    "If you ever go into the bush, there are grizzly bears lurking behind just about every bush, waiting to pounce, so you need a powerful gun, with huge bullets" - Gatehouse ~ 2004

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    Re: Interested in new calibre

    Quote Originally Posted by todbartell View Post
    how many shots before you can hit the quarter?
    Hay don't nock the 303 or my buddy.
    Last edited by MRP; 04-07-2024 at 04:58 PM.
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