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Old 10-28-2013, 07:04 AM
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300 Jarrett or Some 7mm wildcat

Hey all,

Starting a custom gun build and trying to decide on the caliber. I want an all purpose rifle. Looking at a 300 Jarrett or some other hot 7mm. Needs to be able to take out an Elk. Want range out to 1000 yards. What are your suggestions. Don't want more recoil than a 300 Jarrett puts out.
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Old 10-28-2013, 07:05 AM
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Re: 300 Jarrett or Some 7mm wildcat

if 7mm--7 stw, if 30 cal I'd stay with the 300 win
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Old 10-28-2013, 09:02 AM
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Re: 300 Jarrett or Some 7mm wildcat

I ran a 300stw for many years, about 4 different barrels same caliber, 200gr accubonds over 3100fps, killed 11 elk lots of smaller stuff, that would be my vote of the 2,,,,
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Old 10-28-2013, 09:15 AM
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Re: 300 Jarrett or Some 7mm wildcat

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Hey all,

Starting a custom gun build and trying to decide on the caliber. I want an all purpose rifle. Looking at a 300 Jarrett or some other hot 7mm. Needs to be able to take out an Elk. Want range out to 1000 yards. What are your suggestions. Don't want more recoil than a 300 Jarrett puts out.
300 Dakota or...

Neck down some 8x68S, decrease the taper and blow the shoulder up to 35 or 40 degrees.

If you want a long range elk hammer, then recoil goes with the package. If you don't like recoil then get it braked.

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Old 10-28-2013, 09:44 AM
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Re: 300 Jarrett or Some 7mm wildcat

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Hey all,

Starting a custom gun build and trying to decide on the caliber. I want an all purpose rifle. Looking at a 300 Jarrett or some other hot 7mm. Needs to be able to take out an Elk. Want range out to 1000 yards. What are your suggestions. Don't want more recoil than a 300 Jarrett puts out.

I know that the 300 RUM will do the job and recoil can be delt with with a good brake.

Also the 338RUM or Edge.

1000 yards is a streach for the 7mm s (They will do it but not with the athority of the 30s).

There are lots of good muzzle brakes available that will tame the big 30s. I have achieved 70%
recoil reduction on my 300 RUM by tuning the brake to the load.

Actual recoil of the 11.5 lb rifle is 10.2 ft/lbs of recoil. (Less than a .243) so I would recomend something that would consistantly bring down an elk at 1000 yards.

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Old 10-28-2013, 09:52 AM
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Re: 300 Jarrett or Some 7mm wildcat

[QUOTE=MontanaRifleman;870459]300 Dakota or...

Neck down some 8x68S, decrease the taper and blow the shoulder up to 35 or 40 degrees.


I really like that one! Couldn't have said it in a better way.
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Old 10-28-2013, 11:02 AM
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Re: 300 Jarrett or Some 7mm wildcat

Hey JE how do you tune your brake and what break do you use. I thought I saw in some ballistics that a 7mm of the same weight as a .30 will have more energy than the .30 the farther out you go. I guess it's a BC thing.
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