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Unread 01-19-2011, 04:50 PM
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.284 Long Range Build

If you were wanting to build a Leight weight long range rig what would be the blue prints? I have a Kimber 8400 in 270 WSM and am thinking about rebarreling into something in the 7mm family. I have asked the question on a couple other fourms and have recieve many helpful suggestions. I thought I would run it by you guys since Long Range seems to be your cup of tea.

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    Unread 01-19-2011, 05:43 PM
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    Re: .284 Long Range Build

    If your thinkin lightwieght I would stay with what you got. The .277 may be somewhat limited in bullet wieght but it is getting better. They're fast and flat and truth be told it gets hard to shoot really far with a lightwieght rifle. If you really want a 7mm, go with the 7WSM.
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    Unread 01-19-2011, 06:06 PM
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    Re: .284 Long Range Build

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    ...Leight weight long range rig...
    ...in terms of pounds or caliber???

    Like angus-5024 indicated, a little heavier rifle tends to be better for long range/precision.

    A muzzle brake may help. and, indexed preferably so as not to kick up dust.

    7mm Rem Mag and 7WSM are good long range calibers.

    You'll probably want a 9.25" twist or faster for the heavier VLDs such as the Berger 180g.

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    Unread 01-19-2011, 07:47 PM
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    Re: .284 Long Range Build

    The 270WSM with a 150 Berger will rival some of the big calibers down range. It's an uncanny caliber that seems to defy the odds of BC when shooting. I think the simplest answer is that it can push them hard and fast. For what ever reason the .277 caliber really does a number on game too. So I would suggest hand loading 150grn either with the Hornady SST or the Berger Hunting VLD.

    If you are seeking a .284 and just want to change caliber, than I suggest the .284 Winchester with 168 Berger, 162 A-max, 160 Accubond, and 180 Berger's. My other suggestion is the simple yet satisfying 7mm Rem Mag. If you want to go hot, then jump up to the 7STW.

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    Unread 01-19-2011, 07:55 PM
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    Re: .284 Long Range Build

    You could always try the .284Jazz. I will probably be rebarreling my savage model 16 .300wsm to a .284jaz when i get bored with it. I have my .300rum, not much use for the .300wsm, i mainly chose it for the action. with 200gr Wildcat Bullets it would be a hell of a long bomber.
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    Unread 01-19-2011, 09:45 PM
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    Re: .284 Long Range Build

    Initially I was going to try and find a 300 WSM in the Kimber Montana. Then after reading way to much I decided I needed a 7 WSM and was gonna shoot the 168 Bergers at around 3000 fps. I traded into this 270 WSM and figured a quick rebarrel would get me where I wanted to go.

    But I have been doing more reading and now just wanna check all other possibilities before I start the build process. I have a kimber montana in 7mm-08 and love it, actually I gave the gun to my 9yr old so its not mine anymore. But I liked shooting it so much I wanted to get a montana for myself.

    As far as a leight weight gun not being good for long range, I dont really buy into that. After the bullet leaves the barrel I dont see how the weight of the gun can effect performance. I can see were in a multiple shot senario a thin barreled gun would start to fall off in performance. But one shot kills is the goal.

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    The weight of the gun has more to do with making it a stable shooting platform. A heavier gun will make it much easier to hold steady through the enitial stages of recoil. And also helps you to spot your hits and make faster follow up shots.
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