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Rifle/Caliber suggestions
« on: May 21, 2018, 01:57:42 PM »
 

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Iím interested in getting started in PRS, and I'm interested in recommendations for my choice of caliber and rifle.

Caliber:
Iím contemplating one of the Creedmoor calibers Ė either 6mm or 6.5mm.  I reload for pistol, but havenít gotten set up to reload for rifle (yet?), so I was leaning toward staying with a caliber that would allow me to run factory loads.  As I live in the Northeast, I understand 6mm may be a better choice, as it has less recoil, and the typical target range would not be as far as out West, where the heavier bullet would provide an advantage.  So my question is, would the lesser recoil (and I assume, easier spotting of bullet impact) of the 6mm make it preferred for East coast matches, or is 6.5 still a safer bet?

Rifle:
I like the Tikka T3X Tac A1, but itís not available in 6mm CM (if thatís the preferred caliber).  I also like the Ruger RPR and the Bergara LPR, both of which are available in both 6 and 6.5CM.  With a plan for minimal (if any) customization to the rifle, which would be your choice?


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Re: Rifle/Caliber suggestions
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2018, 10:24:08 PM »
 

Jeff M

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Meh. 6, 6.5..  Throw a dart.

I'm personally not a fan of the Creedmoor family. I shot 6.5x47 for the past 4 years and now I've added a 6SIP to the stable.  Will be shooting that at its first match this coming weekend. Looking forward to it.
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