Originally Posted by Freebore
I plan on having a new rig built in a 7mm. Which of the many 7's available would you feel would make the best choice. The rifle would be in the 8.5# class (10# total) manly used for shots within 1200 yards but capable of taking elk at that range. This would also be built using a custom action. Looking for your input and why your choice of that cartridge. Thanks for your input!
ps (I already have a big 30 cal)
I know it's not an Allanmag, but I would recommend a 7mm-300wsm set up for 180 Bergers.
#1~ cases available: Norma 270, Norma300, or the same in Winchester.
#2~ in a 28" barrel 3000FPS. is very do-able with 180's and 3100 is very easily achieved with 168's
#3~ this chambering feeds excellent out of the Kwik Klip from Cabelas set up as a long action.
#4~ burning only 65 grs. of powder allows me to do a lot more practice shooting, a little longer barrel life, managable recoil (especially with a brake), extreme accuracy, with good loads very capable of sub 2" groups at 600 yds., this may be argued, but I feel there is enough energy at 1200yds. for elk. Shot placement is important but it is equally important for the ultra mags.
My second recommendation would be the 7mmWSM, basically same as above, only winchester cases available. No necking up or down and in a pinch factory ammo, for close range is an option.
Just my .2