Re: If you could have any caliber???
Like to be in your shoes!! I shoot a .220swift and it is my chuck-buster. It HUMS along well. It is a 1-14 twist so 55gr. is about as heavy as it'll take. 400 to 500yds. is IMO askin alot for a 55gr. bt. I can go to 500 and that's about it. As much as I'ed like another swift guy on HPA to post with you should think hard??? Get the right twist for any .224 cal. if you want heavier bullets. Now you can get lots of neat cals. like the 22/6mm, necked down .243's,. I guess maybe I wouldn't want to be in your shoes I'ed change my mind every day. Sit with a reloadin book and ware out the pages then decide, .260 rem? If 4-500yds. will be your max 220,22-250, will do you right I'm sure, the 240 weatherby belted case I'ed think that one again. Hopefully you reload? If you go with something from a .243,308,case necked down you might be glad and you'll have plenty of fun. You could always go with a 25.06 that'll get those long range chucks for sure with small bullets, I had one of those too, if I could see em I could hit them. Ran out of glass is why I'ed miss. Anyways think awhile it's a heck of a rifle to put the wrong barrel on, and don't go puttin a cheap pc. of glass on it. 6x20x40or50 would be my choice in the 7-800 buck range. Don't let anyone tell you that their $200.00 pc. is just as good it'll never happen. The best gun in the world is nothin without better glass. Good Luck have fun let us all know what you end up with...later