Originally Posted by cookjp
I am wanting to build a long range hunting rifle and was wondering what cal. would be the best to use, I will be hunting deer and elk size game with this rifle and I would rather stay with standard load instead of a wild cat due to my limited hand loading experience. So tell me what you think
Are you going to go "heavy" on your build? Heavy Barrel, muzzle brake etc resulting in a heavy rifle? Are you going to hunt extensively ( carry) with it?
In the first instance I would go with the 300 winny, in the 2nd, Id go with the 7 Rem in a #3 contour barrel, no brake.
The 7 is a mild shooting rifle, accurate, plenty of info out there for reloading, as well as great factory ammo. Eveything that has stood in fron of mine has died.
Both are excellent cartridges.