F-Open Calibre Poll - All Round

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What would you recommend as the best calibre for all Queens ranges 300 to 1000yds

243AI
0
No votes
6.5x47
20
13%
6.5 Super LR
6
4%
6.5-08AI (various)
7
5%
6.5x55AI
9
6%
6.5-284
8
5%
7-08AI
5
3%
284 Win
69
46%
7 Shehane
10
7%
7 RSAUM
16
11%
 
Total votes: 150

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AlanF
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F-Open Calibre Poll - All Round

#1 Postby AlanF » Thu Jun 25, 2015 10:39 am

Note there are 3 polls. This one is for all ranges from 300 to 1000yds. So if you must use a single calibre throughout a Queens shoot, what would you choose? Please base your choice on what you would recommend to others and I know its hard, but try not to be biased in favour of what you have.

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Re: F-Open Calibre Poll - All Round

#2 Postby AlanF » Thu Jun 25, 2015 2:06 pm

Something I said in an earlier thread and should have included here :

AlanF wrote:It isn't just asking for the most economical, the best theoretical performance, the easiest to load for, the easiest to get components for, or even the best recent performances. Its more of an assessment of all aspects, and what you would recommend for an F-Open shooter on an average budget with a reasonable amount of time on their hands who wants to be competitive at Queens level. It does need to be a proven calibre in Australia, and needs to take into account current realities, including the SSRs, the situation with ME limits, and component shortages etc.


Now here's something new with this poll - you can go back and change your choice. Your former choice will be removed from the count when you do that. So not only can you change it after further thought now, these polls will remain for you to access in future, to change if your opinion changes. Also if new (or old) calibres not in the choices become popular, then I may put them in the list in place of ones without votes. So this can become an ongoing and up to date guide.

BTW it wasn't working initially, so try again now if you want to change.

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Re: F-Open Calibre Poll - All Round

#3 Postby Bigtravoz » Tue May 14, 2019 8:12 pm

Interesting poll. This is something that I am working through at the moment and there are a lot of factors that com into play in the decision of what to do in regard to a lot of aspects here. Some aspects that I have had to consider with my current build are, what action, barrels, triggers and other associated hardware are available within the workable budget, availability of quality components of certain caliber, availability of the dies of chosen caliber, etc. lots of time pouring over ballistic charts and calculations, consideration of factors such as recoil and overall rifle weight and manageability. I am rather surprised that 6.5x47 was there as an option, but the manbun gun wasn’t (Creedmoor). I know what I have weighed up as the closest to optimum to suit my circumstances but if my circumstances were different I can certainly see how other options may be better in some regards. That said I wouldn’t be running some of the listed options regardless.

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Re: F-Open Calibre Poll - All Round

#4 Postby ben_g » Mon May 20, 2019 8:37 pm

Bigtravoz wrote:Interesting poll. This is something that I am working through at the moment and there are a lot of factors that com into play in the decision of what to do in regard to a lot of aspects here. Some aspects that I have had to consider with my current build are, what action, barrels, triggers and other associated hardware are available within the workable budget, availability of quality components of certain caliber, availability of the dies of chosen caliber, etc. lots of time pouring over ballistic charts and calculations, consideration of factors such as recoil and overall rifle weight and manageability. I am rather surprised that 6.5x47 was there as an option, but the manbun gun wasn’t (Creedmoor). I know what I have weighed up as the closest to optimum to suit my circumstances but if my circumstances were different I can certainly see how other options may be better in some regards. That said I wouldn’t be running some of the listed options regardless.


Poll was made several years ago, prior to Creedmoor fever.

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Re: F-Open Calibre Poll - All Round

#5 Postby KHGS » Mon May 20, 2019 10:22 pm

For me it has to be 7mm. As I tend to think outside the box, I can't vote above because my chosen 7mm variations are not listed, nor would I expect them to be. :roll: :roll: :roll:
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