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Old 04-29-2011, 12:28 PM
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Re: first custom big game rifle?

I would recommend the300rum with the 208 or 210 gr bullets. Then you can always upgrade to a 338 later, but I suspect the 300 rum will do what you need
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Old 04-29-2011, 04:41 PM
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Re: first custom big game rifle?

i would suggest a 338 edge if you reload. main reason is a 338 edge brass is cheaper. get the 300 rum brass and neck it up to 338 cal. lapua brass is quite a bit higher priced.
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Old 04-29-2011, 05:05 PM
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Re: first custom big game rifle?

i am very new to reloading but i do reload. i have begun reloading for my 300. wsm, about to try my 7mm mag and going to start my 243. win shortly as well. So from the general consistence it seems like the 338. EDGE is the best bet. i wasn't really sure if the 338 was really offering me that much more then the 300. RUM but i realized if i ever wanted to step up in distance, or even wanted to just have some fun i bet the 338 really kicks in there
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Old 04-29-2011, 09:18 PM
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Re: first custom big game rifle?

you should get good BCs in the 338 cal. I would plan on having a muzzle brake for whatever you get. Mainly because a 338 edge is probably gonna need it to shoot accurately with no flinch but it helps to see your shot too from reducing muzzle rize. then you can see for yourself where you hit and dont have to rely on a spotter ... just a thought.
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Old 04-30-2011, 03:47 PM
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Re: first custom big game rifle?

Rum 300, custom Rem 700 with Krieger bbl, Jewell trigger, Vais muzzle brake....91.0 Retumbo, 210 Berger VLD, 3050 over chrony....put the "pill" where it needs to go and this cartridge will do all you ask
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Old 04-30-2011, 04:40 PM
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Re: first custom big game rifle?

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Rum 300, custom Rem 700 with Krieger bbl, Jewell trigger, Vais muzzle brake....91.0 Retumbo, 210 Berger VLD, 3050 over chrony....put the "pill" where it needs to go and this cartridge will do all you ask
Wow, now that is nice! What barrel length and twist are you running?
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Old 04-30-2011, 05:09 PM
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Re: first custom big game rifle?

28" with muzzle brake, 1-10 twist....here is the other group i shot this year...don't shoot it alot, i use it for hunting...heavy at 12 lbs, but kicks less than a 308 varmint gun off bags....

measurement is CTC
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