Originally Posted by mustang58
Gunwerks seems to have a pretty good handle on things hunting and long range. Read their article on the development of the 7mmLRM. It makes sense to me. I already had a 7 made from 8x68s and it is nearly identical. I chased the fastest and baddest for a while and most are just not what they are cracked up to be. They burn barrels and powder faster and that is about the only advantage.
Mustang.....well put! There is always the option of necking down a 50 BMG and increasing velocity, but at what cost? This is exactly why I quit using the 300 RUM and went with my 30/375 S.I. (an improved version of the Ruger case) which holds a little over 96 grains instead of the 110 +- of the RUM. I have nothing against anyone building barrel burners as I am kind of a speed freak myself. I just think that if you want to become a good long range shot on game, you need to shoot a lot. Usually, by the time you get a load developed for a barrel burner and get it sighted in, you need a new barrel and you can start over.......Rich