So I've yet to venture into the world of CF but I've got a slot for .223, I though this is what I wanted in a fast twist say 1 in 7 or 1 in 8.
But it the more I read the more confused I get, I then started thinking maybe just a .308 would be the answer, my FEO tried to persuade me to this instead of .223 in the first place so shouldn't be an issue getting the variation.
I then saw a .243 for sale, and that got me thinking that maybe this would be a happy medium, somewhere between .223 and .308. Then I spotted a nice .270 for sale and got thinking that in sure I'd read somewhere that it's a very quick, very flat round with good long range ballistic properties, is that right?
Can an anyone help me, what about 6.5 etc? Ahhhh
What are the pro's and con's of each of the calibres, .223, .243, .270 & .308?
Looking for a rifle to take Roe initially, not straight away, I intend to get to know my rifle first....targets and then vermin, perhaps a Charlie or two. I am thinking of doing my DSC1 next year too. Anyway initially Roe but perhaps in years to come other larger Deer species may be on the cards, which is sort of what is swaying me away from .223.
Other questions, why is Prvi ammunition so cheap, is it really crap? Any use on vermin such as rabbits? Is loading your own very expensive to get set up for, are some calibres more expensive to set up to reload than others?
Sorry tons of questions, any answers greatly appreciated.