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Unread 02-10-2012, 12:53 PM
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Best North America Hunting/Long Range caliber.

I currently have a .270 WSM and .338 RUM Sendero. I am looking to build/buy 1 rifle that can do it all. What do you recommend? I have been looking at the 7mm RUM and 300 RUM.

Some items of thought:
Readily available ammunition
Down range killing energy at 800 yds.
Up to 12 lbs without scope.
From Antelope to Brown Bear
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    Re: Best North America Hunting/Long Range caliber.

    Your .338 sendero fits the bill real well, as long as it shoots good.
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    Re: Best North America Hunting/Long Range caliber.

    No doubt. You've already got your bases covered. What more do you want to accomplish?
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    Re: Best North America Hunting/Long Range caliber.

    .338 Lapua Magnum gets my nod as far as cartridge.

    AR30 in this chambering is in the 12lb range.
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    Re: Best North America Hunting/Long Range caliber.

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    I currently have a .270 WSM and .338 RUM Sendero. I am looking to build/buy 1 rifle that can do it all. What do you recommend? I have been looking at the 7mm RUM and 300 RUM.

    Some items of thought:
    Readily available ammunition
    Down range killing energy at 800 yds.
    Up to 12 lbs without scope.
    From Antelope to Brown Bear
    Just thinking out load here, but an 9-10 lb scoped out 300 Win mag would suit you well for packability and long range capability for the critters you've listed.
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    Re: Best North America Hunting/Long Range caliber.

    Something in the 30's!
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    Re: Best North America Hunting/Long Range caliber.

    you are set with what you have right now as long as you have the right optics and the right load. I can kill to 700 with my 270 wsm and I have busted milk jugs now at 900 with my 300wby mag with sub par optics. I would recommend playing with your load and optics on what you have and I think you will be pleasently surprised.
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