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06-19-2020 09:07 AM
PBH
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Originally Posted by Myles162 View Post
Ive got the Howa 1500 hogue “gameking” in a 300 win mag and a 243. Both are great rifles except id buy it without the scope that comes with it.
my .223 in the kryptek dip was ordered without the scope. When the rifle arrived, the scope (non-dipped) was in the box with the rifle. No complaints there! Like I've said: I love this gun.


I really want the American Flag Chasis rifle. I guess I need a .308.
06-19-2020 08:45 AM
BPturkeys As to caliber, if the rifle is for someone that might be a little recoil conscious remember that caliber has little to do with recoil. It's all about bullet weight @ given velocity. Bottom line is that 6.5 PRC loaded to it's intended use...heaviest available 6.5 bullets...will deliver quite a little bit of recoil. Personally I am with DallanC...take a serious look at the 7mm08...wonderful, extremely versatile cartridge.
06-19-2020 07:32 AM
Myles162 Ive got the Howa 1500 hogue “gameking” in a 300 win mag and a 243. Both are great rifles except id buy it without the scope that comes with it. I could never get either gun dialed in. The 243 shoots about a 1” group at 100 yards and the 300 shoots 3/4 groups at 200(its been worked over a lot and is not even close to original). The stocks on the 1500 arent a true free float set up and the trigger has a lot of creep. But other than those 2 things they are great!
06-18-2020 08:20 PM
KineKilla 270 is likely my all time favorite caliber! Capable, light recoil, flat shooting and diverse.



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06-18-2020 01:05 PM
RemingtonCountry Aside from the caliber talk, I just picked one up a few weeks ago in the plain ole .270 Win. I know, I know, .270 Win is outdated, but for some reason I have an attraction to old calibers that my family has used for generations! I have yet to shoot it, but the stock feels nice (similar to Browning's Griptonite). I have 4 Weatherby Vanguards that have the same barrel, and all of them are TACKDRIVERS. I assume this will follow in line with those!
06-18-2020 08:53 AM
DallanC 7mm08, just say'n. Huge range of bullets weights available. Little brother of the 280.

-DallanC
06-18-2020 06:39 AM
waspocrew Assuming it's a 1:8 twist, you could load up to the 156 gr berger. My brother is having excellent results with his 6.5 PRC and 147 gr Hornady factory ammo. Reasonably priced as well.
06-12-2020 02:03 PM
taxidermist
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Originally Posted by Packout View Post
A couple buddies have the cartridge and like them. One says he will reload whatever I want for it if I buy the components. Most guns I see in that caliber are over $1k and this one is around $400, so......
I have a 257 Roberts in a Rem Mtn rifle. I should probably just doll that up, but I feel the 6.5 prc would give a few more options.
It would give you a heavier bullet choice. The heaviest bullet in the .25 is a 120gr. 6.5 I believe you can go as high as a 145gr. I load 140gr. in my .264 WM.
06-12-2020 09:11 AM
Packout A couple buddies have the cartridge and like them. One says he will reload whatever I want for it if I buy the components. Most guns I see in that caliber are over $1k and this one is around $400, so......
I have a 257 Roberts in a Rem Mtn rifle. I should probably just doll that up, but I feel the 6.5 prc would give a few more options.
06-11-2020 06:08 PM
taxidermist I picked one up earlier this year in a 308. Great shooter for a $500 rifle.


Why a 6.5 PRC? Not knocking your caliber choice, just curious. I have a couple pre 64 .264 Win Mags, and a custom 6.5-06 AI. Great bullet and shooters!
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