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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 12-11-2017, 06:13 PM Thread Starter
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Help me decide

So ive all of a sudden got a urge to get a new rifle even though i have a .257 weatherby that i havent even shot yet or have a scope on it lol. So im looking at something i can maybe do some long range shooting with as im gonna be sika hunting in Maryland next year and the spot i hunt has potential for a decent range shot. Right now im looking at the 260 remington in the rem 700 vtr, im open to other cartridges too but i dont want a creedmoor because all the fan boys of the round turn me off of it. Right now i have 223, 6mm rem, 257wby, 270, 280, 06, 338-06, 35 rem. So i thought something in the .264 range would make a nice addition but im open to suggestions. Probably put a redfield revolution(really like them)on it or a vortex. My other option is i have ruger 280rem, its never been really super accurate, always within 1.5-2” at 100yds but could never get it really any better. Ive toyed with the idea of getting it rebarreled into .280 Ackley Improved, as i think that round is really awesome and i can hunt just about anything with it that ill ever afford to go after lol. Let me know what you guys think.
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post #2 of 33 (permalink) Old 12-11-2017, 06:31 PM
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What about a 6.5-284?

Built on a long-action, you'd have miles of seat-depth space to play with...you'd out run the short action 6.5's, but you wouldn't quite reach the 264WM.

OR..... go 264WM and start throwing gobs of slow powder behind 140gr Nosler Accubonds.

I think you make sense looking at the 6.5 bores. That or the other direction... a 9.3x62 could serve you well, too. Not for long shots, but you've got that well provisioned already if you wanna be real honest, lol.

When it comes to new rifles, though, sensible logic is rarely a factor, lol.
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maybe a nice custom .54 cal long rifle
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maybe a nice custom .54 cal long rifle
Have any recommendations? I have thought about that. I was looking on tvms sight and they arent cheap
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Have any recommendations? I have thought about that. I was looking on tvms sight and they arent cheap
actually, TVM's prices are about as fair and good as there is, without going "full custom". they are high quality parts and they do a really decent rifle for the money. you can always get one of their rifles "in the white" and do the final finish work your self.
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If you're thinking custom flintlock, I'll never try to talk you out of that.

You're not far away....consider going to the Dixon Gunmakers' Fair in late July. Nope, not immediate gratification, but you'll find all sort of things you didn't know you couldn't live without.
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OR....go to the 18th Century Artisans Fair in Lewisburg in early Feb. Same kinda stuff.....just a bit longer drive, but it's only just under 2 months away.
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Im not decided yet but i shouldve put that as an option too as ive thought about a flinter to add to the collection.

You did get me thinking about the 264wm winchester makes those in a featherweight thatd be a nice gun
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this is great!! I meant it as joke ha ha!!!!
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I have a 264 as a SuperGrade and love that combo. It's a nice rifle for a refined round.

As for the flinter, I'm all in on that option for you. I might know a guy who builds a nice rifle, too...
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