I'll jump right in here and ask my first questions if that's ok with you guys. I have a 7mm-08 sitting around here at home and I never shoot it anymore. Lately I've been hunting with my 458 Lott for closer stuff and my 260 rem for stuff out further away. I don't have a rifle that can really reach out and "touch" something (not by LRH standards anyways)and I'm asking myself if I can use this action to build a 300 WSM rifle
with long range potential. Can this action be used to build a 300 WSM
rifle? I would probably go single feed and seat the bullets out far. Does anyone have any feedback on a 300 WSM set up using bullets with high BC's? This long range thing is new and I'm willing to learn. 1000 yards is my goal. I would like to shoot paper with this set up but also LRH for deer, bear (blackies), elk and moose, once i'm proficient at longer ranges, if this rig can do it.
I look forward to tapping the wealth of knowlage that exists here on this forum. I've heard people bash long range hunting and say that it's unethical to do so. I've heard the same people say it is "overkill" to shoot deer with a 458 lott. Dead is dead in my eyes and what other people think doesn't bother me. I hunt how I hunt and I'm glad people here understand the wish to go way out there. Hunters need to stick together, not bash eachother and question the way other people hunt.