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Unread 04-03-2007, 06:55 PM
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Re: Going to get a custom .300 win mag

Remember moose is on one extreme of the animals he listed. Pronghorn is on the other. 300WM is already well over-gunned for pronghorn, and a 300WM will be more than sufficient for a moose. I saw a guy take one at 450 with a 270. A 270 would be far from my first choice at that range, but it did fine and a 300WM is a lot more gun than that.
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Unread 04-03-2007, 07:24 PM
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Re: Going to get a custom .300 win mag

The 300 rum clearly outperforms a 300 wm at 800 yards. If it was my gun, I'd go with a 7mm stw. I prefer 7mm's to 30 cal's anyway. But, as far as 30 cals go, I'll take the 300 rum.
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Unread 04-03-2007, 08:10 PM
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Re: Going to get a custom .300 win mag

Parlaan, look at the Lawton 7500 Action. I just ordered one for my project. Kirby did a test on the Lawton Actions compared to the BAT's and the results were interesting. The Lawton Actions were about as good as the BAT's. I have heard some awesome things about the Lawton Actions and Barny and Candi are really helpful. I paid the following for my Action and other items;

1. Lawton 7500 Action, 1.450 Dia, Fluted Bolt, and oversized bolt knob $775.00
2. Lawton SS 20MOA Base $80.00
3. SS Trigger Guard $38.00
4. Krieger 30" barrel $360.00
5. Jewel trigger $190.00
6. Vias muzzle brake $132.00

Hope this helps.

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Unread 04-03-2007, 08:14 PM
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Re: Going to get a custom .300 win mag

Wildcatter, Curious about the Rem Hunter Stock. Have you worked with one?
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Unread 04-03-2007, 08:50 PM
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Takman, its a great stock. I have 2. If you like a hunting style stock, it can't be beat. They make this stock for other actions besides remingington. Winchester, Sako, and i'm sure a few others. I have one for a Rem 700 and one for a pgw (rem 700 dimensions).
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Unread 04-03-2007, 10:41 PM
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Re: Going to get a custom .300 win mag

For the ranges he listed for what hes hunting, the 300 WIN is more then enough. The 300 RUM would just be wasted barrel life. RUM's are really only good for shooting starting at about 600 yards. There really not needed for anything under that. Most of your shots are going to be under 1000 yards and any 7 mag or 300 mag is fully capable taking deer and elk that far. They do it with a lot less powder and kick, and also give 2x the barrel life. Not saying the 300 RUM doesn't have its place, I've had both and prefer the smaller mags now a days. I guess it also boils down to how much the guys gonna shoot.

Cant really add to whats already been said about the rifle set up. I'd stick with a 200g AB, or 210g VLD or SMK at around 2900fps and you'll have more then enough gun for what your wanting to do. You'll also get more then 60 shells a pound of powder and 1000 rounds of barrel life in the meantime...
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Unread 04-04-2007, 08:56 AM
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Re: Going to get a custom .300 win mag

You can build what you want for lot less than $4k.

I would start one of three ways.

Option 1. buy standard Rem PSS in 300 at around $800. Skim bed it, tune the trigger, lap the lugs and maybe rechamber if it does not shoot accurate enough (cost for that is $175-200). Total cost for the gun tweaked is $1000-1200. Scope, leup 4-16x with TMR another $800 or Swarovski/Kahles with TDS.

Option two. custom action either Stiller Predator or Lawton 7000 (IMO no logical reason for extra weight of the 1.450 for hunting gun in 300 Win) both for under $750 and good to go out of box with Rem footprint and accept rem triggers and metal. This is a hunting gun, no need for $200 trigger set at 2.5 lbs when a tuned Rem will do that for 1/3 cost. As for stocks, go to and look. HS Precision $300-500 to include the thumbholes at 2 lbs to the 3.5 lb tactical models, plus a variety of others. Barrels- Broughton, Rock, Krieger (take your pick) 1-11 twist for up to 220 grains finished at 26" with number 5-6 contour cost is max $500 chambered. lilja normally has these in stock for example. Standard rem trigger that is tuned and cost is $80. Rem bottom metal w/wyatts box $125. bases rings $100, bedding and other misc gunmithing $400.

No need to do anything else and under $2k. Same recommendation on scope. Weight will be right at 9-12 lbs depending on stock and scope.

Option 3. Go to New Ultra Light Arms, buy it built finished with a weight of 4.5-6 lbs, and normally well under 1". Absolutely top notch lightweight hunting rifles that everyone else is trying to copy. Cost is $2600 and in stock normally.

I have a Rem SPS in 300 WSM with 2.4 lb Bruce Baer thumbhole butternut stock with 26" Lilja #4 with Kahles 3-9 with TDS at is 9 lbs and will do exactly what you are asking.

any decent riflesmith can do this. does not have to be 14lb with sniper fill stock or high dollar tactical smith. Look at any of the "top recommended smiths" section on or one of the smiths here on LR hunting. Tthis is really not a complicated or high dollar build so do not get sucked into another $2k spent that you do not need.

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