Originally Posted by coyotelite
For all you STW gurus, what is this round capable of? I've always loved the standard 7mm and have heard good things but what is the max range this cartridge is good for on elk and deer? Assuming I'm using the right bluet and put it in the boiler room. I am starting a parts list to build one but want to make sure it's capable of what I'm after.
Right rig, right bullet, right guy behind the gun and it's an easy thousand yard shooter on all N. American game with the possible exception of large grizzly/brown bears. Given the right set up though and I don't think I'd even be afraid to use it on them.
The farthest shot I've ever made on game was made with mine and that was 1230 yards on a very nice white tail who was on the far side of a very large wheat field.
The only elk I've ever seen killed in person was taken with the same rifle just shy of 1,000.00 My buddy's 300.wm had a scope failure and we'd brought mine along as a backup. Good thing.
He put a Hornady 162gr Interlock striaght through both shoulders bisecting the spine. I've never seen anything killed any cleaner.
I've taken several dozen big hogs with the same combo over the years, most of them between 400-800yds with the same results.