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Caliber missing?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by rc109a, Nov 5, 2007.

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  1. rc109a

    rc109a Member

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    Ok, I am looking for something new. I have a 700 5R in 308 and a 700 in 243. I am getting a t/c pro-hunter and will get a 308 barrel, but I was thinking about another caliber. I will not be elk/caribou hunting, but just about every thing else is fair game. I though about a 280 or a 7mm-08. I think these calibers are really to close to the 308 to give me much of a variety. I really would like to stay away from the belted magnums. I reload so that will save costs over factory ammo. Is there something I am over looking to give me a better spread to cover all my options?
     
  2. woof

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    Yes, the .260 Rem, the most versatile of the .308 family.
     
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    7.62x54r. Get a Finn Mosin and some Norma brass and handload. Commercial 203gr. rounds are available.
     
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    How about .358 Winchester? Good for Elk, Caribou, Moose, Blacl Bear, etc. My favorite from the .308 family.
     
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    The quarter bore, or .25-06, could be a good option, although its not too much of a step up in capability from the .243. Another fun one on the other end of the spectrum would be the .35 whelen.
     
  6. rc109a

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    Getting a different gun is not an option, just looking for another barrel for the exisiting one. benatilstae: I thought about that, but had the same revervations about the differences. The 35 whelen sounds like it might be a good option. Is there a lot of differences between the 35 whelen and the 358 winchester? I do not know much about either one.
     
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    RC;

    Woof came sooo close! He only missed it by that much.:evil:

    Ignore the rampantly redundant .260, and go to the original, the 6.5 X 55 Swedeish Mauser. Ask for opinions, you can getcher very own highly heated dicussion going.

    :p 900F
     
  8. RSVP2RIP

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    How bout the 284 winchester. I've used two guns in it and had great experience (Ruger 77 and Win 100). Same ballistics as the 280 remington and since you have a single shot,load those heavy bullets out as far as you like. Very accurate case design, 6.5-284 is another good one. I thought that T/C's custom shop (forgot what they call it) makes barrels for it.
     
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