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Old 07-28-2012, 11:13 PM
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I've decided to have a 7mm-300Win built. I'll use it to cull whitetails & punch holes in hogs, rocks,& paper. Weight, barrel length, & portability is not going to be much of an issue. I have a 1/2 mile walk @ the most on fairly flat ground. I'd like to get y'alls input and/or experience on the perfect "stationary" rifle. I have been leaning towards R Bros to build it. It will be my first custom rifle. Any other builder/gunsmith suggestions would be helpful & appreciated. Thanks in advance.
I shot a 700bdl 7mm RM for 20 years as a "wheatfield rifle". I thin replaced it with a 7mm RM mod 70.

I then had a 700 custom shop 7mm STW in the nineties and have shot it for same since.

Last year I picked up a .300 Rum so I could really stretch it out and get it there with even better BC and higher energy.

We have a half dozen very good custom builders here at LRH not to mention Len's LR rifles so between them I'm sure you can find exactly what you need.

Depending on where you are in Texas you might also want to give Garland a call at GGG Gunsmithing in Stephenville if you want someone more local. He builds an excellent rifle.

With any of the above you won't go wrong.

If you are essentially using this solely as a bench/Texas Deer blind rig, you might as well look at 12-14lbs as a finished weight, 28-30" length, 1" finished diameter at the muzzle.

You probably want to go with a 1:9 Twist so you can take advantage of the high BC heavy bullets.
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Old 07-29-2012, 10:20 AM
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The wildcat in the link on this post is my new 7mm Rogue. I will get some info up on here about it soon. The 7-300 works great and Broz has had alot of luck with it. I wanted to apply a theory to the 300WM case and use our throat design and see what happened. I wasn't dissapointed. I will put up a article in the rifle and bullets section.
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The wildcat in the link on this post is my new 7mm Rogue. I will get some info up on here about it soon. The 7-300 works great and Broz has had alot of luck with it. I wanted to apply a theory to the 300WM case and use our throat design and see what happened. I wasn't dissapointed. I will put up a article in the rifle and bullets section.
Looking forward to your article. We did some small changes to my last reamer too. Still no changes in shoulder angle or case taper so I can use the Redding competition 300 win dies, but did do a little throat work and leave some room for the brass to grow a little on neck length. I don't think that amounts to much, but I figured why not?

I have sold all 3 of the rifles I put together. All 3 of the buyers are friends so I keep in touch. They all simply love their rifles and the accuracy at distance will steal your heart.

The next I plan to keep. It will be a special build for scabbard carry and named "Wolf Whacker"

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Re: 7mm-300 Win perfect "wheatfield" rifle?

First off, thank you all for the responses.... My next question for everyone is what are the main differences in the McMillan & Manners stocks? I know how the McMillan stocks feel.

Wild Rose, where are you from? I live in Post about 40 miles southeast of Lubbock & have 12,000 acres 50 miles east of Post

Travis, it looks like you have a winner with your Rogue. I believe you are building a 6.5-06 for my friend's wife. Will the Rogue see much benefit from going with a 30" barrel? How long does it usually take for you to get a rifle out to a customer?

Broz, you could also call your scabbard gun the "wolf widowmaker". One of these days I'm gonna shoot a wolf. I guess it would help a bunch if I lived where they lived, but from what I hear, they're pretty hard to live with
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First off, thank you all for the responses.... My next question for everyone is what are the main differences in the McMillan & Manners stocks? I know how the McMillan stocks feel.

Wild Rose, where are you from? I live in Post about 40 miles southeast of Lubbock & have 12,000 acres 50 miles east of Post

Travis, it looks like you have a winner with your Rogue. I believe you are building a 6.5-06 for my friend's wife. Will the Rogue see much benefit from going with a 30" barrel? How long does it usually take for you to get a rifle out to a customer?

Broz, you could also call your scabbard gun the "wolf widowmaker". One of these days I'm gonna shoot a wolf. I guess it would help a bunch if I lived where they lived, but from what I hear, they're pretty hard to live with
I'm at Seymour, about 50m SW of Wichita falls or about 2:25 east of you. Grew up in Farwell, spent lots of time down at White River, and I've been through Post a million times. If you're ever my way give me a shout. At worst we can spend an hour at the DQ swapping stories.

If I can be of any help just give me a shout.
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Re: 7mm-300 Win perfect "wheatfield" rifle?

I am building one for Curtis's wife. Its going to be a fun project and will definitely be something she will be proud to show off!

The Rogue would benefit from a 30" barrel just like any other magnum. I would guess probably another 100fps. Right now build times are running 6-8 months out. I will have some spec builds based on our receiver that should be ready to go this winter. Give me a call if you have some thoughts or want something specific.
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WildRose, I've been to that farm equipment sale a couple times & my calling partners & I go through Seymour on our way to Archer City for the TX Coyote Calling Championship. I know quite a few folks from Archer County & the Vernon area. I'll holler @ ya next time I'm in that neck of the woods. Give me a shout if you make it to my part of the globe
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