I'd stick with 7x64 - less paperwork. However, I guess it depends what you're going to use the rifle for I suppose.The barrel is no good ran a borescope down it and the owner told me it patterns like a skeet choke!
I was thinking possible 6.5 swede, but that's just an itch that might need a scratch.
Yup, if it shoots well, and probably will.I'd stick with 7x64 - less paperwork. However, I guess it depends what you're going to use the rifle for I suppose.
Yup, if it shoots well, and probably will.
there are a lot more 6.5x55s around to buy than there are 7x64s and .280 Remingtons. You can make a 7x64 shoot the same weight bullets as a 6.5x55, but at about 300 fps faster in normal loadis, like a 140 at 3000+, 150 at 2900 to 3,000, 160 at 2800 to 2975, with a huge bullet selection in 7mm, and some very high BCs, in the .500 to .650 range.
Load up some mild 100 ro 110 gr polinking loads at 2,800 and shoot foxes like it is a .243.
Let some others here who shoot the 7x64 and its American twin, the .280 Remington (7mm-06), and even the 7x57 and 7mm-08, tell you. Though most only use it for big deer and big game, because of its power and reach, it can be loaded down. In fact, like the .30-06, there are some powders which are most accurate with beginning loads at mild pressures and velocities.. so it is like a 7mm-08. You can even load it down with powders like SR4759 and Trail Boss and shoot 100 and 110-gr bullets at 2000 fps, which is plenty to tip over a fox at 150 yards, and no blast or recoil. On the other end, it can move a 175-gr bullet at over 2700 fps, which will kill big boar, bear and African plains game ( and has ). A 160-gr SGK, or 162-gr SST or A-Max at 2,850+ fps and a BC > .600 is a serious long range or windy day round.Is the 7x64 that versatile? Sounds like your saying it can do what my 243 and 308 do? If it really does could be a great option