Need Suggestions

Discussion in 'Rifle Talk' started by luv2safari, May 2, 2005.

  1. luv2safari

    luv2safari Moderator

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    I am thinking of building something unusual but somewhat classic on my '09 Argentine Mauser action.

    Any and all suggestions wanted... :idea: :idea: :idea: :?: :?: :?:
     
  2. markIVbigblock

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    my vote is for the .264 win mag or doing a .22 weatherby rocket would be awesome 8) especially since originals are extremely rare and no one has one of course then theres the classic old varmint calibers .218 bee .219 zipper etc. ( I love the older obsolete varmint calibers dont ask me why)

    Aaron
     

  3. markIVbigblock

    markIVbigblock Super Member

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    oh and just so i dont make myself look stupid i dont know much about customizing and building guns so im not sure if you could do any of those with it

    Aaron
     
  4. luv2safari

    luv2safari Moderator

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    Mark,

    The 264 would be easy. The others would require some more major work. A 264 would be fun!
     
  5. huntswithdogs

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    How about a 338-06? I saw one of these in a reloading manual and it would be something that no one else had.

    HWD
     
  6. 270 shooter

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    My vote is for the .257 Roberts Ackley improved. You basicly would have the performance of a 25.06, but with more bullet choices. 60 thru 120 grain spitzers are offered for the handloader while 100, 117, and 120 grain loads are factory offerings. Currently, few rifle manufacturers are chambering for the .257, but ammo is still readily available. And the fact that it is in the 6mm class makes it inherently accurate. By the way, according to my reloading data, you can push a 60 gr. Hornady SP @ 3885 fps, with an a whopping 2010 ft.lb of energy! I once read somewhere that 1000 fps is all it takes to down a deer size animal. What a deer rifle that would be, huh?
     
  7. luv2safari

    luv2safari Moderator

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    270,

    Read my last post in the "Big Bore" section under 450/400...

    The 257 Ackley is an excellent choice. I have a Ruger 77 and a Spandau Mauser 98 in 257 Ackley, that shows what I think of it. :D 8)
    l2s
     
  8. luv2safari

    luv2safari Moderator

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    Re: re: Need Suggestions

    The 338-06 is a popular cat! I am of the opinion that it is a far better round than the 35 Whalen, and I love my Whalen. The 338-06 may soon be a common factory caliber...I hope...

    A few years back A-Square started loading the round, and Weatherby chambered rifles in 338-06. In our Magnum-numb American marketplace :? it went almost unnoticed. The 338-06 is about as good a N American all around caliber as ever went through a grooved tube, IMHO. 8)

    Go to 338-06 A-Square on your search engine and read all about it... 8) GOOD SUGGESTIONS so far!!!
     
  9. shooter93

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    A 9.3x62 ofcourse....the two belong together.
     
  10. MarlandS

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    I don't know about your boltface or how much you want to do but a buddy of mine was just here last night taking a Rem 700 action down to a 'smith to have his built in .264 RLB http://www.reloadbench.com/ they also have a rimmed wildcat called the .26 RL.
     
  11. mak48

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    I personally like bullets that fall into the 6mm range if you went metric, like a 6.5x55, but that may be to common for you?

    the .264 would be a sweet shooter too, I've only seen a few of them around.