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Old 12-20-2003, 06:07 AM
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Hunt coming up, about 1000 meters expected

I am planning on a hunt, I expect the shot to reach 1000 meters, and I currently own the following calibers in 26 inch barrels. Game is mule deer. What to use????

300RUM
300WM
338WM
3006
308
35 Whelen 24 inch barrel
7.62x54R 29 inch barrel
6.5x55 29 inch barrel
50BMG 22 inch barrel
I have only shot these out to 600 meters do to the range limitation here on base; I will go down to Quantico soon to gather Dope for the rifle I use. I have shot the 308 out to 1000 meters.

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Old 12-20-2003, 10:55 AM
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Re: Hunt coming up, about 1000 meters expected

Hello fmsniper,

If it were me I would be torn between what was powerfull (300 RUM) and what I was most familiar with. If you say you have fired the 308 to 1k I would probably go with that provided I had a suitable load for it. You have a 26" BBL so you can get good velocities accuratley with it. I know from first had that its hard to get bullets like the SMK up fast enought to perform well on game to 1k. A 155 SMK or 178 AMAX might do much better than a 168 or 175, I know for sure the 190 wont expand on a deer fired from a 308 at that range. The 155 might, the 178 most likely will but dont know. However accuracy is most important. I would go with what you shoot the best with.

Remember also if you have a tight twist, like a 1-10 and shoot loads like a 155 or 175 or 178, these will perform better than expected upon impact vs a longer bullet. The faster you spin a bullet more than neccessary, the more it will break up.

Hope that helps a little
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Re: Hunt coming up, about 1000 meters expected

The 35 came out great, I used it in Michagan for deer this year as well as my 6.5, Thanks for the rifle.
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Re: Hunt coming up, about 1000 meters expected

if it were me i'd use the 300wm, I never tried the 300rum yet but I love my 300 win mag. and it has enough energy and accuracy for big mullies at a distance ..... save the 50bmg for Elk [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]

wanted to use my 50 for Elk this year but ended up using my trusty 300 win mag

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Re: Hunt coming up, about 1000 meters expected

It's a no brainer for me. I'd take the 300 RUM and Kill the deer or an elk at 1000 meters "plus".

You said you were going to Quantico for data and practice.

The 300 Win Mag will do it to but, not with as much athority as the 300 RUM will.

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Re: Hunt coming up, about 1000 meters expected

Hello, fmsniper.
Long time no hear from.

How's that 1937 VZ24 Mauser that your 35 Whelen barrel is screwed into? That was a beautiful rifle that you made. After I sold it to you, I bought a Savage Model 12FVSS, varmint rifle in .270 WSM with a 26" SS barrel, with the new AccuTrigger. Love it.
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Old 12-21-2003, 05:18 AM
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Re: Hunt coming up, about 1000 meters expected

The 300RUM does well out to 600 with 10 power IOR Tactical it is a SAVAGE 116 SAK wi/ brake
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