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Thread: Which Calibre for 100 grn bullets

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    Which Calibre for 100 grn bullets

    The reason for this discussion is due to my epxeriance with the 243 and my love of the 25-06. I am however looking at the 260 aswell for this thread. Now Ive used my old sako 243 with good results on fox, Roe and Reds. I then traded up for a 25-06 which again served me very well before I had a brain fart and sold it!!!!!! Now I am deliberating either a 243 or 25-06 again or the 260.

    Ok now the question bit!!!!!

    If you had to choose 1 of the above calibres and not an other calibre and run it on 100grn bullets which 1 would you opt for and why? There is to be no other weighted bullets to be used as IMO thats when the real difference between the calibres come into play, and all 3 calibres will kill all UK deer with well placed shots. Please remember these points when answering.


    cheers
    nutty

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    Buy a 6.5X55.

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    Hi

    Nightmare I have a .243 and .25-06 and both are great the only thing I can think of for seperating them would be either ammo availability, or from a tight point whichever used the least powder when loading your own.

    Cheers

    Dickie

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    Personally I would go for the 25/06, mainly because I could then use 120 grain bullets if I wished

    I would not have this option available with the 243

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    Quote Originally Posted by srvet View Post
    Personally I would go for the 25/06, mainly because I could then use 120 grain bullets if I wished

    I would not have this option available with the 243
    +1 on this. .25-06 would be my choice for 100gr bullets only. I have owned Rugers in .243, .25-06 and 260 Rem and accounted for red hinds and stags with all three rifles. Regards JCS

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thar View Post
    Buy a 6.5X55.
    I think deep down mate youve got a fettish about the 6.5x55 really crave 1 in your cabinet!!!!!!



    nutty

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    My 260 will do 3300 fps with a 100gr BT and uses a lot less powder than the 25/06 to achieve this. And it will shoot up to 140 gr bullets with ease.
    Brian.

    Just because you are paranoid, doesn't mean they aren't out to get you......

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcampbellsmith View Post
    +1 on this. .25-06 would be my choice for 100gr bullets only. I have owned Rugers in .243, .25-06 and 260 Rem and accounted for red hinds and stags with all three rifles. Regards JCS
    JCS out of interest whats your reasoning in having the 25-06? My head tells me the same but the 260 interests me!!



    cheers
    nutty

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    Quote Originally Posted by Claret_Dabbler View Post
    My 260 will do 3300 fps with a 100gr BT and uses a lot less powder than the 25/06 to achieve this. And it will shoot up to 140 gr bullets with ease.

    Looking at nosler data theres not much difference between the 25-06 and the 260 with speeds. As for powder useage that makes sense.



    cheers
    nutty

  10. #10
    You can look at it this way, generally a 100grn 243 bullet will have a higher BC then a 100grn 257 bullet which will in turn have a higher BC then a 100grn 6.5 bullet.

    Ian.

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