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Old 12-23-2011, 04:22 PM
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building another lr rig

I am getting ready to build another rig but not sure on the caliber yet. I already have a 338 lapua and a 6.5x55 swede. I am thinking of a 308. Anyone have a better suggestion? It will be an all around gun hunting and target shooting. Ryan
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Old 12-23-2011, 06:23 PM
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300 WSM? It gets you a middle caliber with more reach if your shooting game with it.
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Old 12-23-2011, 06:41 PM
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I just went through the very same issue I picked up a 338LM then built a 300RUM and needed something in-between that I could basically have for fun and hunting. I am building a heavy short barrel (20") 308. The 308 uses 1/2 the powder the other to big sticks shoot and I can put plenty of rounds down range working on my skills.

My decision came down to a usable, affordable, and fun to shoot rifle that I put together myself.
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Old 12-23-2011, 08:25 PM
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30-284 (Wildcat) or 300WSM is nice for all round hunting.
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I am getting ready to build another rig but not sure on the caliber yet. I already have a 338 lapua and a 6.5x55 swede. I am thinking of a 308. Anyone have a better suggestion? It will be an all around gun hunting and target shooting. Ryan
.308 isn't a bad choice, but the .260 Rem would be an even better choice and uses the same case.

Faster, flatter, and does both with higher BC bullets, and recoil isn't a consideration at all even for a kid or woman.

The only advantage I see with the .308 is the availability of cheap plinking ammo.
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Old 12-23-2011, 11:44 PM
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It will be on a savage short action. The rifle is a 22-250 right now that I dont like. I have a 270 wsm that is my favorite hunting rifle. Tell me more about the 30-284
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Old 12-24-2011, 12:08 AM
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The 308 is never a bad choice. You can beat it in SOME respects by going down or you can beat it in SOME respects by going up but you cant beat it from every angle. Aside from recoil, and more trajectory (who cares about trajectory any more?) with modern high BC bullets available, when it comes to windage and energy, the 308 can run with and in many cases, out shine the 260 and 7mm08.

She sure isn't as sexy as some of the other girls but she sure puts out and performs.

308 Gets my vote.
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