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View Poll Results: Which custom would you go with under my conditions that I listed?
300 win mag 50 29.24%
300 RUM 59 34.50%
338 LM (just because) 62 36.26%
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Which custom build would you go with?

 
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Old 01-21-2012, 03:02 PM
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Re: Which custom build would you go with?

LTLR,
What rifle or components is your 338LM?

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The best of these three for 1000 yard elk is the 338 Lapua. The best bullet for hunting with the 338 Lapua to 1000 yards is the Cutting Edge D62 225 grain .64 BC bullet. Nothing else will compare to it ballistically or with on game performance to 1000 yards. My accuracy loads out of my 26" barrel 338 Lapua hovers right around 3300 fps.
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Old 01-21-2012, 05:24 PM
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Re: Which custom build would you go with?

Sako TRG.

It is a light backpacker 1000 yard rifle and no more so the best performance is with the lighter bullet. If you think you will shoot beyond 1200 yards the 252 grain cutting edge at .72 bc or the new 260 grain at .76 bc would be better. The 252 shoots around 3100 fps out of the 26" and I have not tried the 260's.
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Old 01-21-2012, 09:37 PM
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Re: Which custom build would you go with?

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I imagine the .338 bullet would take up too much case space for it to be very good.

I'd do it in a long action to give myself room to work.
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Old 01-21-2012, 10:23 PM
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Re: Which custom build would you go with?

338 lapua, That is after toting a 340 WBY for 20 yrs. w/ great success. Now shooting a 338 Norma
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Old 01-22-2012, 01:06 AM
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Re: Which custom build would you go with?

Went with the 338, mainly due to the fact that I already have a rum. IMHO the bigger the better.
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Old 01-22-2012, 07:06 PM
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Re: Which custom build would you go with?

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Sako TRG.

It is a light backpacker 1000 yard rifle and no more so the best performance is with the lighter bullet. If you think you will shoot beyond 1200 yards the 252 grain cutting edge at .72 bc or the new 260 grain at .76 bc would be better. The 252 shoots around 3100 fps out of the 26" and I have not tried the 260's.
LTLR- What does your TRG weigh , scoped out? Like the looks of that platform
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Old 01-23-2012, 09:38 PM
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Re: Which custom build would you go with?

Looking for my scales to weigh it. I don't know exactly.
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