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Thread: which calibre do I go for??

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    which calibre do I go for??

    Right chaps been thinking about this for a while now I have a Tikka M695 (long action) and have been thinking about re-barrelling it.
    I fancy a .280 rem however I keep thinking about a 30-06 as the availability of components would be good along with factory rounds. On top of this I cant help but think that maybe a 6.5 x 55 might be the answer.

    What are your thoughts?

    ATB Al

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    Right where's those stones , I'll start !

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    For the uk you wont go wrong with the 6.5x55

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    What other cals do you use and whats your quarry list ?
    Norma

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    I'm a .30 cal man thru and thru and the 30-06 is king. I think it depends on if you require a MPBR of over 275 yards, if so .270 or .280 without going all modern! I own up to the slightly better ballistics of the 6-7mm's but prefer the larger diameter hole left by a .30, plus the great selection of bullet weights. My buddy can stoke his .280 Remmy to almost 7mm Mag speeds.
    Matt

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    What will you be using it for most? i.e. stalking fallow shooting up 200-300yards shots,targets at distance,or a bit of everything.
    Hunting isn't just something I do it's part of who I am

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    Yes should have said stalking rifle Reds to Muntjac and maybe the odd boar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by multiman View Post
    Yes should have said stalking rifle Reds to Muntjac and maybe the odd boar.
    Hard to beat a 7x64. More European components if the Americans get all bent out of shape again...

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    .270 would be my choice.
    Hunting isn't just something I do it's part of who I am

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    7 x 64 or 30.06 with the 6.5 x 55 third.

    David.

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