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Building First custom rifle..Suggestions/Reccomendations

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Old 09-20-2007, 09:48 AM
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The 300 RUM and the 300 Dakota are both based off of the 404 Jeffery...The 300 RUM is full lenght at 2.85" and the Dakota is shortened to 2.55"... According to Hornady the max powder charge for the Dakota and a 180 grain bullet with H-1000 is 83.6 grains,with R-25 the max charge is 83.3..The max charge with a 180 grain in the RUM with, H-1000 is 93.3 grains and for R-25 max charge is 95.3 grains...So the 300 RUM has a 10 to 12 grain powder capacity advantage.....
range it,check the wind, dial in correction, aim and only one shot
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Old 09-20-2007, 10:56 AM
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well I really appreciate all the replies im sure there are a lot of stock manufacurers that i dont know about out there i have been searching but any other reccomendations as to stocks?
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Old 09-20-2007, 12:00 PM
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If you want a wildcat, go with the 30 Hart. Basically a weatherby improved, shooting 180s at almost 3400. Bobby Hart at Robert W. Hart and Son Inc. stocks fireformed brass and dies and will chamber your barrel.

I am loading one for my brother, and I have it shooting the 180 interbonds at 3200 and it is a deer killing machine. Those are light loads for that too.

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Old 09-20-2007, 10:09 PM
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thought about the .30hart a little but couldnt find any data even on the hart site i found nothing ...plus i dont like the double radius of the weatherby cases.
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Old 09-23-2007, 02:39 PM
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Lonnng Ranger

I just received my 338 Snipe-Tac from Dave Viers a couple weeks ago. This gun is AWESOME! If you want something to shoot out to 1500 yds. and beyond,, this is IT!!
VIERSCO.COM is the web site. The gun has a manners stock, Lawton 8000 action, Lawton 32" barrel, custom (VERY GOOD) muzzle Brake, and a Jewell trigger. Topped with the 5.5x22.56 NSX NightForce scope: I hate to be repetative, but it is AWESOME. With the gun I had a custom paint job put on it; and, Dave includes custome dies to work the necked-down CHEY-TAC brass. If you can imagine a 300gr Sierra Match King traveling down range at 3400fps (mv), the rest is just up to the shooter.

'The Blue-Eyed Bear'
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Old 09-23-2007, 03:24 PM
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What about the .338 EDGE? Uses .300 RUM brass, so it is cheap to reload for.

.300 RUM bolt face, etc.

Just my choice in the same situation.


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Old 09-23-2007, 07:12 PM
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The original weatherby case has a double radius, but the 30 hart is blown out and has a regular shoulder. email or call bobby hart.

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