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Unread 10-16-2007, 10:40 PM
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help with long range caliber...

i am in the market for a custom long range rifle. initially, i wanted to go with the 338 edge, but i was chatting with a gun smith and he recommended the 7mm class for 1,000yds. according to pointblank software, the 338 edge with a muzzle velocity of 2,900fps and 300gr SMK's hits like a sledge hammer at 1K. this is with a 29" barrel. does anyone have ballistic info on the 7mm WSM, 7mm RUM and 300 RUM with 29-30" barrel? is 29" too long for the WSM? what is the max effective distance of all of the above calibers, lets say elk? right now, i have a 300 WSM with a 24" barrel that spits 165gr interbonds at 3050fps with .3 MOA.
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    Unread 10-16-2007, 11:36 PM
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    7 mm STW

    I like my STW for my $.02 anyway. Still trying to work up some good loads though
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    Unread 10-17-2007, 01:17 AM
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    338 Edge

    Hi what is wrong with the 338 hitting like a hammer. For 1000Yards+ inless you go with an Allen Mag in 7mm or 270 the 338 is a better option.

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    Unread 10-17-2007, 08:34 AM
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    7mm is a good for 1000 yards, but not as good as a 338. The 338 edge is a great round for 1000k. 338 Lapua is a great choice as well. The edge has better ballistics, but lapua has better brass.

    I love my 7mm stw, but for 1000k the 338 gets the nod.
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    Unread 10-17-2007, 08:51 AM
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    If you go with 7 MM STW You will knot regret it .

    I love my 7 MM STW I have two of them Know .


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    both are hammers. if elk was going to be on the top of the list then i would go with the 338. if its mostlt deer with an occasional elk then i would go with the stw or maybe a 300jarret or ultra.
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    Unread 10-19-2007, 04:49 PM
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    after much thought and since i have a 300 wsm, i'm going with the 338 edge.
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