Originally Posted by gearfoot
Looking for ideas on a 1000 yard short action chambering. I am going to buy a remington 700 action soon so I need to know if I should get a magnum or standard bolt face. My hunting gun is a 7mm WSM so I'd like somthing different.
This will be a target gun for shooting steel gongs 99% of the time.
thanks for any advice.
You already have the one that I would recomend so my next choice would be the 7/08 plenty
of cases (308 necked down to 7mm). Lots of good bullets and if you reload you already have
plenty. Lots of 1000 yard matches have been won with the 7/08 and recoil is mild.
My next choice after the 7/08 would be the 260 Rem (A 6.5 /308).
Both use the standard bolt face.
I have used the 7/08 very successfully beyond 500 yards on deer and 600+ on hogs.
These cartriges load very easy and accuracy is second to none.
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