A notably accurate round and a very flat shooter for its day. That still is a general rule of thumb today, but they have come a long way. All images on our website are the property of their respective owners. The downfall? When firing with the .300NM at 1,000m, you get that same feeling. You can expect to pay about $1.00 per round at most online retailers. The world finally caught on that bigger and louder, does not equate to better performance at extended ranges. Cross-Platform Use: In the future, maybe the “Over .30 Cal Club” will find some traction in the AR- world. Cross-Platform Use: Few AR-10’s exist that can fire the .300WM. This caliber was designed and intended strictly for the semi-auto AR-15 platforms. Several other .30 cal magnum rounds were designed at the time, but the .300 Winchester Magnum was the only one of the lot, to stand the test of time. I do believe the market will catch up to this round. My own personal Remington 700 chambered in .308 shoots a five-round shot group of Federal Gold Medal Match at 0.60-0.75 MOA at 100m. History: The Great Grandfather of them all…the .30-06 (thirty ought six) is the oldest cartridge on this list. 260 … This caliber filled a very necessary rule in the combat space. Take your time, watch some videos, and use the above parameters to make your decision. This is especially important to those of you who reload and can tailor a custom load for you rifle. The first two sections, Muzzle Velocity and Ballistic Coefficients, are values that the projectile or ammunition manufacturer would display as a selling point of the round. Average life will be anywhere from 4,000-7,000 rounds. A chart is provided which depicts the best rifle calibers and cartridges for hunting the most common small and big game animals. Now that we are pushing a 140gr projectile up to nearly 3,000 fps, the recoil will slightly increase over the 6.5 Creedmoor. The overall purpose of the Grendel was to deliver extended accuracy and range of the .223/5.56 NATO in the same AR-15 platform. Built with varmint hunters who love lever-action rifles in mind, the Henry Varmint Express is a compact and lightweight rifle chambered in .17 Hornady Magnum Rimfire. When buying “. Recoil Condition: One of the great things of a .223 rifle build is that the recoil is manageable of a shooter of any age. Bolt-Action Centerfire Rifles. Overall Practicality: Unless you are a military sniper, this round has almost zero practicality. 1,000m: 437 ft-lbs. The calibers up for debate will be: .223/5.56mm, .224 Valkyrie, .243 Winchester, 6mm Creedmoor, 6.5mm Grendel, 6.5mm Creedmoor, 6.5 PRC (Precision Rifle Cartridge), 6.5x47mm Lapua, .260 Remington, .308 Winchester, .30-06 Springfield, .300 Winchester Short Magnum, .300 PRC (Precision Rifle Cartridge), .300 Winchester Magnum, .300 Norma Magnum, .338 Lapua Magnum, and the .338 Norma Magnum. All in all, this cartridge changed the tactics of the US military, and later, NATO allies. Anecdotally, PRS shooters are having to change barrels once per year. Sako trg. Muzzle Velocity is also a value that is never constant. Cross-Platform Use: Hornady designed the 6.5 PRC for use in a bolt-gun. Is your rifle shooting steel or live targets? For someone considering PRS matches, this rifle is not for you. I still like this cartridge for a bolt gun though. Receiver. Shortly after leaving the Marine Corps, McMahon became a contractor for the US Army, testing small arms and large caliber weapons for potential military contracts. 1,000m: 786 ft-lbs. Remaining Energy: Muzzle: 1,456 ft-lbs 500m: 660 ft-lbs 1000m: 248 ft-lbs 1500m: 162 ft-lbs. The designation of 7.62x51mm points to the military brother of the .308 Winchester. Average MV for a .223 is 3100 fps. I do not know of any systems running this caliber in gas guns. Any bolt gun can be custom chambered to any SAAMI cartridge…but the keyword is “custom”. I think the 6.5 Grendel does a great job at that, however, as to be expected, the Grendel is limited in range and does not fit into the 800m+ world. Ruger Precision Rifle. Expect to see 2,500-3,000 rounds out of your barrel. Today, our selection of .45 Colt lever action rifles and pistols are a favorite among competitive cowboy action shooters, medium and large game hunters, or those who already own a sidearm in the same caliber. For those lucky enough to be able to own and fire a .338 rifle, you know what I mean. Rule of thumb: 30-50 fps for every inch of barrel either gained or lost. Both SOCOM (Special Operations Command) and the US Army has selected the .300 Norma Magnum as their hottest and newest sniper rifle cartridge. It uses .300 Winchester Magnum rounds and has a three plus one capacity. Currently, G1 through G8 and GL is the only mathematical models to express BC’s. When buying “precision” off-the-shelf ammo, most of the time you will not have the luxury of thumbing through several different BC’s of the same caliber and ammo manufacturer. If you take away anything from this article, no matter which caliber you choose, make sure you know how to operate that rifle. 223 Rem. If not, this is one less thing you have to worry about. The .308 Win case has a nice even powder burn and has readily available brass for reloading. Is it the fastest? Our line of Production Rifles sets a new bar for what is considered “standard” in a factory produced rifle. BUT, just keep in mind that sticking to one caliber, and being able to use that caliber in multiple systems does have advantages. Being developed in 2017, most ammo is going to come from reloading. Like I said, each discipline and personality will favor a certain caliber. Not many production rifles exist in a budget option. We were always trained to overcome our shortcomings. Some products out there exist for use in an AR-10 platform but the PRC is born within the bolt-gun family. You most likely will have to compromise on certain aspects. The new case was developed for years based on the T65 developmental cartridge. Also, no mention of the .375 & .408 Chey Tac, the 416 Barrett, and of course the .50 BMG. You cannot pick a better round for the beginner Long Range shooter. For average shooter wanting to plink at steel targets on their family farm, this round is far overkill. The components for reloading are also readily available. The .300 WSM steals the performance of a .300 WM and transforms down to a short-action rifle. Transonic speed is the point in a bullets trajectory where it slows down and transitions from supersonic to subsonic (Mach 1-Mach 0.7 or 1125-880 fps). And the AR-10 was designed SPECIFICALLY for the .308 Winchester/7.62x51mm NATO. As more and more interest in the Long Range community, one thing has become apparent. Certain accessories like muzzle brakes and suppressors drastically reduce recoil (up to 70% reduction). Ammo can be found at most sporting goods stores. Incredible mid to long range performance. Most modern shooters are very familiar with the AR-15 design. Recoil Condition: With a suppressor on the .300 Norma Magnum, the recoil still isn’t all that bad. Of the large calibers is the 50 BMG the best choice based on ammo cost and availability vs the Chey Tac’s and Barrett. 243 Win. The weapon doesn't necessarily have to be equipped with a telescopic optic. However, I can’t jump fully on board until more bolt action options are available. Muzzle: 2,158 ft-lbs 500m: 1,047 ft-lbs 1,000m: 436 ft-lbs 1,500m: 222 ft-lbs. Mag. 16 Comments on The U.S. Marines and Army Have a New Sniper Rifle That Can Change Calibers Hanoverfist December 26, 2020 at 4:08 pm Dial a gun or”Dalagun”in si fi terms. Those of you who reload can stretch the Valkyrie by playing with different powders, bullet seating depths, and projectile types. 1,500m: 362 ft-lbs. Because projectile options can range anywhere from 120gr to 230gr, projectile weights and MV’s vary greatly. Muzzle: 4,029 ft-lbs. Prior, only dedicated .338 Lapua Magnum receivers could handle the round. Slightly more than the .308 Winchester. I like the idea of taking the .223/5.56 concept and stretching its legs. No one denies how incredibly devastating this caliber can be, but for the average tactical and competition guy, this caliber is overkill. Decide where you fit in. 170 grain bullet. I’m too old and worn out for the magnums. Projectile manufacturers are even still making their high-end rounds in .243. The military changed its need for the .30-06 as its primary infantry weapon cartridge. The B-14 Hunter rifle features a molded synthetic stock made of glass fiber reinforced polymer. As with MV, .223 projectiles vary greatly. The two most common BC’s used are G1 and G7 below: If you notice the G7 profile has a more streamlined design. A big selling point to the 6CM is that from its inception, and from the help of GA Precision, its use in the AR-10 platform has been immensely popular among PRS shooters. My background comes from the military sniper community where our gear was never the best. Some compare it to the .260 or 6.5 Creedmoor, the 6.5x47mm Lapua is known to be very accurate. Dating back to the 1870’s, .45 Colt was developed as a black powder cartridge for revolvers. Overall Practicality: The .260 isn’t too informationally unavailable to offer a great learning caliber to the average new shooter. Explore the rifles and use filtering options to find the right match for your hunting purposes. As to be expected, the 6mm Creedmoor is still a young cartridge. For the hunters in mind, the ability to take a .30 caliber projectile (which has superior terminal performance to the smaller 6.5mm projectiles) and flatten its trajectory to achieve those longer shots in higher winds is crucial. 1,500m: 295 ft-lbs. I would guess that every Walmart in the United States carries .243 Winchester. This caliber is one of the most popular and widely used centerfire cartridges in the world. Initial Thoughts: The .223 Remington offers an excellent choice for the novice weekend warrior who has limited distance range facilities. The top-end stuff certainly has its gatekeepers. The newest variants of all service sniper rifles have options chambered in the classic Long Range caliber. The cartridge was designed for reliable feeding in battle rifles, not efficient powder burns for consistent accuracy. I also love that this cartridge can be fired from standard Long-Action receivers. Most modern shooters are very familiar with the AR-15 design. 1,000m: 585 ft-lbs. The learning and spending curve is steep in the LR community, especially in the top tier. A big selling point to the Grendel is its ease on barrels. (780) 426-4866. In this topic, I have to admit a certain level of bias. Sniper teams were already comfortable with the way a 308 performed. They wanted a superior hunting and LR cartridge with similar trajectories as the .300 WM, but with less powder use and recoil. handling popular big game cartridges up to belted magnums.Did I say including the likes of 338 Win. Still less than the classic .308 Winchester. With the right rifle, the .300WM can be a very smooth shooting set-up. Other than that, the projectiles will always be available. Before its inception, the thought of pushing a 75-grain projectile past 1000 yards was uncommon. Again, being one of the forefathers of the Long Range shooting community, .308 is found everywhere. Any shooter of any age can comfortably shoot the Valkyrie without feeling recoil fatigue. However, for less bullet size, you can get a much better performing Long Range caliber…and for a lot less money too. The List: .223 Remington/5.56mm, .224 Valkyrie, .243 Winchester, 6mm Creedmoor, 6.5mm Grendel, 6.5mm Creedmoor, 6.5 PRC (Precision Rifle Cartridge), 6.5x47mm Lapua, .260 Remington, .308 Winchester, .30-06 Springfield, .300 Winchester Short Magnum, .300 PRC (Precision Rifle Cartridge), .300 Winchester Magnum, .300 Norma Magnum, .338 Lapua Magnum, and the .338 Norma Magnum. You dream it, and it can be done. With the same Case Overall Length as a .308 (2.800”) you can certainly mag feed gas guns. The big advantage and why the .260 became so popular was that it could easily be necked up or down by using other standard rifle cartridges, making reloading a breeze. I think the 6.5 Grendel does a great job at that, however, as to be expected, the Grendel is limited in range and does not fit into the 800m+ world. -7.65 Argentine. With the projectile variability and network of knowledge on this cartridge, I think it’s a great option to build a classic hunting rifle. . This cartridge chambered three iconic US Service weapons; the 1903 Springfield rifle, M1 Garand, and the Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR). Armalite Model AR-50A1 Sniper Rifle 50A1BGGG, 50 BMG, Bolt Action, 30 in, Black, Three Section Stock, Black Finish, 1 Rd. I find it so interesting to see how this compares to the Lapua Magnum. .223 Remington/5.56mm, .224 Valkyrie, .243 Winchester, 6mm Creedmoor, 6.5mm Grendel, 6.5mm Creedmoor, 6.5 PRC (Precision Rifle Cartridge), 6.5x47mm Lapua, .260 Remington, .308 Winchester, .30-06 Springfield, .300 Winchester Short Magnum, .300 PRC (Precision Rifle Cartridge), .300 Winchester Magnum, .300 Norma Magnum, .338 Lapua Magnum, and the .338 Norma Magnum. The .260 also made a name in the hunting community as well, so finding it on the shelves is no problem. How about “spin da wheel make da keel”. For optimum LR performance, the 108 ELD Match projectile; G1: 0.515, G7: 0.268. Prior to this round, there was no bridge between 7.62x51mm and .50 BMG. Ammo Availability: As to be expected, the 6mm Creedmoor is still a young cartridge. . Because the 6.5CM does not approach the barrel burning MV’s of magnum and wildcat rounds, average barrel life can be expected around 3,000 rounds. I like the ability to swap barrels on the same action as a .308 or .300…giving you great anti-personnel effects, while also being capable of anti-material mission capabilities with the .338. Muzzle Velocity: Using the US Military’s XM1163, MV: 2,940 fps, Ballistic Co-Efficient: 230gr Berger Hybrid OTM Tactical G1: 0.717 G7: 0.368, Remaining Energy: Muzzle: 4,414 ft-lbs. No. I am interested to see how the price of such systems will come down and become more readily available to entry to novice level LR shooters. Estimated Price: $1300-$2100. This caliber excites me for several reasons. Different shooters will all have different calibers that are better suited for their specific goal or mission. So guys who reload might fall into brass availability problems. Since its inception, the .308 has remained the most popular choice of Long Range shooters, snipers, and hunters. 17 Mach 2. It gives you that extra boost in MV to cut the wind more effectively. 1,000m: 1,451 ft-lbs 1,500m: 722 ft-lbs. 1,500m: 306 ft-lbs. Cross-Platform Use: This cartridge can be found in semi-auto AR-style rifles. He wanted an even lighter-recoiling cartridge with the same performance, so the 6mm Creedmoor was born. Unfortunately being such an older caliber, new-age tactical guys will not see this cartridge in many platforms. Its LR performance and retained energy will be a great option for taking down larger game at distance. Initial Thoughts: A good friend of mine owns a 6.5 Grendel and I must say, it is extremely accurate and pleasant to shoot. 500m: 2,621 ft-lbs. History: Introduced to us in 1955, the .243 was designed as a sporting and target rifle round. Remaining Energy: Muzzle: 2,158 ft-lbs 500m: 1,047 ft-lbs 1,000m: 436 ft-lbs 1,500m: 222 ft-lbs. That’s for another day. In fact, Annie Oakley trusted the Model 1891 above all others to demonstrate her legendary marksmanship. Budget speaking, the 6.5 Grendel is much more of a value in rifle and ammo costs than the AR-10 class of calibers. Get the gist? Not to mention the custom actions and several Tier One barrel manufacturers available to create your own custom rifle. But this list is comprehensive enough to cover the most popular and best performing rounds that are regularly used by shooters across most Long Range disciplines. That being said if you plan to take your Long Range game seriously, I would invest the time and money into reloading. In order to do so, their already proven case, the 6.8 SPC (Special Purpose Cartridge) was necked down to fit a .22 caliber projectile. This topic of long range calibers is debated across many different disciplines including PRS, Tactical, Military/Law Enforcement, Hunting, etc. You have more knowledge in your non-dominant pinky than I have. Today, this cartridge is in use globally by military/LE personnel, hunters, and LR shooting enthusiasts. Ideally, projectiles that have a higher BC, will retain their MV over a longer range. However, with the 6CM being available in more modern builds, devices like muzzle brakes and suppressors (that are not found on most .243 rifles), will make for an even more pleasant recoil experience from the 6CM. I was so familiar with how those rounds acted in high crosswinds and how they performed through Transonic. He is also a passionate supporter of the Second Amendment. Barrel Life: Since the .260 is not firing heavy bullets over 2,900 fps, the barrel life can be similar to other 6.5mm cartridges in its class…about 2,500-3,500 rounds. You may see something like this: 6.5mm 140 grain VLD G1 BC: 0.593 G7 BC: 0.304. This also means barrel life will vary greatly. Reloading components can be found nearly anywhere. He took that case and necked it down to load .243 (6mm) projectiles. The projectile still punched through ¼” steel at one mile! off-the-shelf ammo, most of the time you will not have the luxury of thumbing through several different BC’s of the same caliber and ammo manufacturer. The ammo was considerably lighter, meaning the rifles could be lighter. Much less than a .308, the 6.5 Lapua is pushing a much lighter bullet than the .308 at similar speeds. As a candidate for the best overall long range caliber? With a muzzle brake and/or suppressor, the recoil is definitely manageable. We all have scores of 5.56 mags laying around…why not beef up that system? 30-06. 1,000m: 1,523 ft-lbs. With a muzzle brake and/or suppressor, the .300WM can feel similar to a .308 Winchester. Very bad if shooting light bullets, not that great if shooting the heavier projectiles. Muzzle Velocity: A standard projectile weight for optimum performance out of the 6CM would be a 105 grain Berger Target VLD @ 3,100fps. It’s not the fastest, farthest, or most accurate round…but it will certainly get the job done with less headache and wallet-ache. The average cost per round of .260 Remington online will be around $1.70. Remaining Energy: Muzzle: 4,029 ft-lbs. 17 Best Long Range Calibers in 2021 (With Comparison Chart), This topic may be daunting to some readers because the actual numerical values in which we represent a projectile’s Ballistic Coefficient seem like arbitrary numbers. I like that the caliber is being offered in high-end AR-10 platforms for the gas-gun enthusiasts. Do you intend to run the same caliber across bolt and semi systems? A person trained in the skills and art of sniping uses many weapons to complete the task and mission given. Average price per round are $1.75. The .224 Valkyrie was the child of an experiment by Federal in 2017 to reach into the 1,000 yard competition circuit (which was dominated by the .30 caliber class cartridges) with a small .22 caliber projectile. (Well that largely depends on the shooter). A 6.5 PRC build certainly will not be cheap, so if you are a beginner or limited on budget, this is not the caliber for you. That is the average barrel life of the “Magnum” cartridges. The higher the BC number, the more aerodynamic and better performing the projectile will be. The market has followed. The projectile still punched through ¼” steel at one mile! Show All Rimfire. A true family business operated by third-generation leader Adam Weatherby headquartered in Sheridan, Wyoming. Overall Practicality: The .224 Valkyrie takes the benefits from the .223 and extends its range performance drastically. The BAR is the king of calibers . Those of you who reload can stretch the Valkyrie by playing with different powders, bullet seating depths, and projectile types. History: What a cool story here…the Norma Magnum comes to us as an improvement on the Lapua Magnum. This round is a hammer and a scalpel. Sako 85. It was a great option at the time for those wanting long range performance with very low recoil. With care and discipline, a 6.5 Grendel barrel will outlive a .308. It has less case volume, traditionally firing a heavier bullet…BUT still retains energy over range better and maintains a longer Transonic Range than its bigger brother. Handloading ammunition can reap the reward of selecting the exact projectile with the exact desired BC. The Marlin® brand is synonymous with lever-action rifles. 1,000m: 1,345 ft-lbs. Tons of different build options exist and the knowledge pool to learn from is immense. -7.65 Argentine. Slightly more than the .308 Winchester. Wow. Yes indeed. Is it the most accurate? This photo of his .338 Lapua rifle was also included in his autobiography, on the inside cover. Average price per round at $2.25. Without a muzzle brake or suppressor, the .338 Lapua Magnum offers a challenging recoil experience. This also means barrel life will vary greatly. Like most calibers with projectiles lighter than 150 grains, the recoil can be considered light. From the field to the shooting range, bolt-action centerfire rifles offer pinpoint accuracy and excellent stability. They will also fit any .308 Winchester bolt face; meaning that to obtain a 6.5CM, all you need to do is swap a barrel, making this cartridge extremely modular across bolt and gas guns. And the AR-10 was designed SPECIFICALLY for the .308 Winchester/7.62x51mm NATO. Expect about $5.50 per round. But isn’t that what makes it awesome? Muzzle: 3,819 ft-lbs. 1 . Target Rifles. The cartridge was designed for reliable feeding in battle rifles, not efficient powder burns for consistent accuracy. Muzzle: 2402 ft-lbs. Now let’s break down some bullets. Since the beginning, the 6.5 has taken off as one of the best LR cartridges to date. Barrel Life: Finding barrel life data can be tricky, especially for a round that has only been alive for 3 years. Great extended range external and terminal ballistic performance at the cost of barrel life. Projectiles can be found anywhere with nearly any grain-weight in its class, for those of you who reload. The projectile designed specifically for Long Range shooting is the 90 grain Sierra Match King. .338 Lapua is readily available online. Also experience firing large bore calibers is advised. That changed in 1997 when Remington standardized many 6.5 wildcats based on the .308 Winchester. Weatherby’s rich heritage began in 1945 located in Southern California. The 6.5 PRC was born at the 2018 SHOT Show. Reloading components can be found nearly anywhere. The average price per round will be close to $2.00. 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