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Old 01-19-2011, 10:14 PM
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Re: .284 Long Range Build

Red Beard,

You are correct in that people make excellent one shot kills with light weight rifles and pistols all the time.

I hope you did not take offense to my comments. Nobody said you can't shoot well with a lighter rifle. It's all relative and if you're comfortable with your rifle, you only need to satisfy yourself.

However, everything else being equal, a heavier gun is likely to remain more stable before, during, and after squeezing the trigger. At least for that 1/24,000 of a second and 3/8" of recoil while the bullet remains in the barrel. It can be one of many factors affecting the initial shot as well as subsequent shots when shooting for groups.

Becoming proficient at long range generally requires practice. And, heavier guns, with heavier barrels, tend not to wear on some of us less than lighter ones and you don't have to wait so long for the barrel to cool.

Happy hunting,
Richard
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Old 01-19-2011, 10:48 PM
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Re: .284 Long Range Build

I can see that camshaft. Technique and practice will be a must. I appreciate your input.
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Old 01-19-2011, 11:09 PM
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Re: .284 Long Range Build

No offense taken. Thanks for throwing in on the conversation.

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Red Beard,

You are correct in that people make excellent one shot kills with light weight rifles and pistols all the time.

I hope you did not take offense to my comments. Nobody said you can't shoot well with a lighter rifle. It's all relative and if you're comfortable with your rifle, you only need to satisfy yourself.

However, everything else being equal, a heavier gun is likely to remain more stable before, during, and after squeezing the trigger. At least for that 1/24,000 of a second and 3/8" of recoil while the bullet remains in the barrel. It can be one of many factors affecting the initial shot as well as subsequent shots when shooting for groups.

Becoming proficient at long range generally requires practice. And, heavier guns, with heavier barrels, tend not to wear on some of us less than lighter ones and you don't have to wait so long for the barrel to cool.

Happy hunting,
Richard
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Old 01-19-2011, 11:27 PM
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Re: .284 Long Range Build

I have a Kimber 270WSM. I think elk at 600 yards is a fair distance for it the way it is set up.

How far do you plan to shoot?

If I were to change it I think a 7wsm with a longer barrel and a brake would be a good deal(I've had 3 270WSM's and 2 7mmWSM's and a 7mmRSAUM).
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Old 01-19-2011, 11:57 PM
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Re: .284 Long Range Build

I plan on shooting as close as I can get to the animal. But am wanting to be able to reach as far as I am capable of. I will practice out to a thousand maybe a bit farther when that becomes real comfortable. But I dont see myself attempting to take a animal at that distance. Like I said, I will close as much distance as I can.

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Old 01-20-2011, 01:02 AM
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Re: .284 Long Range Build

If it were my gun and it would shoot the 150gr .277 berger I would just use the rifle til it was worn out. If you just want to go .284 I would go with the 7wsm. My sister has a beutiful model 70 270wsm and her and my bother inlaw have killed elk with it out past 550 yards. And that was with the cheaper winchester super X ammo.
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Old 01-20-2011, 07:47 AM
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Re: .284 Long Range Build

The 7WSM would be a great choice and a fairly easy changeover for your rig.
Do you have a balistics program?
Run the numbers and see how much you gain with the 7WSM with a 168 berger or even a 180 berger over the 270Wsm with any bullet.
You will see a difference that is very convincing.
This is a very capable 1000yard cartridge.
You just can't beat those high BC 7mm bullets
IMHO.
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