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Old 08-04-2007, 03:07 AM
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Help choosing cartridge

I am planning on buying a new rifle in the next few weeks and need some help with deciding on the cartridge. I have decided on either the remington 700 CDL deluxe in 300RUM or the remington 700 LSS in 7mmRUM or 338RUM. Ideally, I would like the 300RUM in the LSS model but can't get it. I want a cartridge for up to 1000 yard targets and hunting deer and elk from 100 to 700 plus yards. I am a left handed shooter and I reload. Is the 7mm enough gun for what I want it for? Is the 338 overkill? If I have to I'll settle on the 300 as it is my second choice. (I prefer the looks of the LSS!) Recoil is not a huge concern for me.
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Old 08-04-2007, 12:27 PM
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Old 08-04-2007, 12:33 PM
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All that I could find for now, any would work for what you are wanting. Could not find anything in the lss, being left handed kind of hurts you on finding rifles that you are looking for. Hope this helps oldfamily.
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Old 08-04-2007, 03:12 PM
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I do not need to find a place to buy these guns but thanks anyway. I just need info on the best cartridge I have listed for what I want to do! Besides, I am in Canada and can't get guns from the States. So again, after reading my above post, is the 7mm good enough for what I want? If not, is the 338 or 300 the best choice? Or is the 338 overkill since I won't be hunting grizzlies or anything?
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Old 08-04-2007, 07:04 PM
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If I were to shoot elk out to as far as 700 yards, I would probably opt for the 338 RUM...

Even if you hunt bear, the 338 would be perfect for that as well. Even for deer at long-range, the 338 would be hard to beat for that as well...

Yes, the 7mm would probably be more than adequate but for the longer distances and large bodied big game, personally, I would go with the 338....

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Old 08-04-2007, 07:40 PM
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i'm pretty much with DT, when you say elk and 1K,my vote is for the 338. i've had both the 7RUM and now the 338/300. my 338 will push a 300 gr bullet to almost the same speed a 7 will push a 200. it just has a whole bunch more hitting power at longer ranges. a 300 is a great cartridge also. if you can't get an elk with one of those, you probably won't get him with a 338.
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