Originally Posted by slapshot0183
What rifle caliber is comparable to a 300 win mag in power? but not belted. wildcats are an option
this rifle will be custom built and will be used for anything from elk hunting to target shooting(messing around) out to 1000 yards or so. It will not be shot alot the man objective is accuracy
It depends upon what type of rifle you are building, something light to carry around. Or something heavy that you'll shoot from an ambush spot.
If it's to be carried, 300wsm, 300 SAUM, 300RUM, etc.
If it's gonna be something heavier, you can get into serious power with a 338RUM, 338 Edge.
When you start getting into the Wildcats, you can have whatever you want.
A 338WSM built on a long action is an incredibly efficient round with terrific barrel life.
Why are you concerned about the belt? If reloading dies are setup correctly (ignore the belt and headspace off the shoulder), you'll get fine brass life.