Originally Posted by mikey15
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.
Just my opinion
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