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  1. 6.5 Creedmoor, 7mm-08, or .308?

    Rifles and Rifle Cartridges
    Hello, I am getting into long range target shooting and rarely deer hunting. I can not decide whether to buy a 6.5 Creedmoor, 7mm-08, or .308. I am looking for something that can give me a good ballistic coefficient, barrel life, accuracy both at 200 and 1000 yards, twist rate, and enough power...
  2. Advice on a new rifle

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    Hi everyone, new to the group here was hoping to get some clarification on a long range rifle that I was looking at. Here is a link to the rifle in question MPA 65BA CSR Rifle (Compact Suppressor Ready) - MasterPiece Arms, Inc.. two things caught my eye, this is a 6.5 Creedmoor it says it...
  3. .223 Accuracy around 500 yard +/- 100 yards

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    Hi Everyone, So to get started I am looking for a caliber choice for primarily (90% of the time) target shooting, both steel and paper. I am not really looking for a hunting round for game so the versatility oh a round to take game would not be a deciding factor for me, I have another caliber...
  4. 6.5x55 vs 300wm

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    Hi guys, so I'm looking at getting a new rifle, however I am a bit stuck with choice. Keep in mind I already own a Winchester .308, i like this rifle but looking at something new. I'm in South Africa and hunt yearly, the biggest animals I shoot would be kudu/wildebeest/eland. I have been...
  5. Best projectile for long range with a 300 win mag

    Ballistics - Internal and External
    I have a surgeon built 300 win mag in a McMillan a-5 with a 27.5 Krieger barrel and night force nsx 8-32. I'm very new to magnums and reloading but plan on loading for this rifle I was thinking on Sierra 190 bthp. But don't want to dump a bunch of cash on bullets then find something that does...
  6. Ballistic coefficient and accuracy

    Ballistics - Internal and External
    Is there a direct relation between ballistic coefficient and accuracy at long ranges?
  7. Bullet Offset From Barrel Lands

    Handloading Procedures/Practices
    I'm working up a 155 grain AMAX load for my 30/06. I found the powder and grains of it that give the least velocity variation and get around 0.8-1.0 inch groups at 100 yards. Wanting better performance for some 500 yard shooting, I'm trying to figure out how to best vary the cartridge overall...
  8. 308 or other?

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    I am currently looking for a new target rifle. I will be shooting at distances up to 700 yards.(longest range in the area). I am not new to shooting but my experience is with closer range. Is the 308 the way to go or is there a smarter option? Cost is a factor but not a driving force.
  9. Factory loads for the .270

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    I have been lately shooting my new Ruger M77 chambered in .270 win at 200 meters ( 218 yards) and 300 meters (328 yards) respectively. I was shooting 130 grain, Winchester power points. Temperatures were above 80F and at low altitudes. The rifle was zeroed at 218 yards and much to my surprise...
  10. Best Performer .260 rem or 6.5x55 SE?

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    After reading up on these two cartridges i am a bit confused. As a result i now have a few questions about the .260 rem and the 6.5x55 SE, which i hope someone in here with more knowledge than me can answer. 1.) Which has the better FPS / Trajectory? (The .260 rem is seated in a necked down...
  11. Long Range Caliber advice .300wsm / .270wsm / 6.5x55 SE

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    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...