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Old 12-16-2003, 06:50 PM
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Re: I need a new rifle... wanna help?

You know,

I have a pelican case that holds my rifle with a night force scope and hunting bipod, a spare lp mk4 with rings, all cleaning neccesities (rod, bore guide, jb, sweets, oil, patches), a extra bench rest bi pod, bullets and rangefinder. The rifle is simalar to what you describe except it has an M40A1 stock on it in desert cammo. Its a 308, which you already have. 300 SA maybee?? Much easier to get good accuracy than the 7mm SA. With a 24" tube and a remington "varmint style" contour w/mark 4 and bipod is about 13 pounds, and the barrel is as stiff as a 2" peice of 5/8" re-bar [img]images/icons/cool.gif[/img] Good luck with the new rig!! [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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Old 12-16-2003, 07:38 PM
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Re: I need a new rifle... wanna help?

I'm leaning toward the 300 WM... I've had plenty and they are a know entity to me... I'm a little worried about not being able to buy match grade ammo for the 300 WSM...

I like that short stubby WSM cartridge though, reminds me of me!!

Rock 1x10, 26 inch, fluted in 300 WM...welllll maybe we can do away with the fluting and my chunky ass can go on a little diet to loose 2 pounds... about three stops at a donut shop that I'll skip.

What about a 338 WM and shoot the 250 Matchking??? No factory match ammo... but it's got a little more different factor (haven't had one in years). Should be able to get 2650 or 2700 fps wouldn't you all think. Come-ups like a 308 which I know like the back of my hand!!!
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Old 12-16-2003, 08:52 PM
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Re: I need a new rifle... wanna help?

dave now you got me thinking. Was going to build a 338 RUM but have no place in Ga too shoot that far or hunt for that matter. Just ran the numbers with a 250 scenar at 2650 it looks good to 1200 yds. Should fit in a nice package.

Thanks for the idea.
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Old 12-17-2003, 06:39 AM
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Re: I need a new rifle... wanna help?

Dave,
Black Hills is making match 300 WSM very soon.
With that said I vote for the 7mm WSM.
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Old 12-17-2003, 06:47 AM
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Re: I need a new rifle... wanna help?

Dave,


I was just about to post... that I heard BH was gonna make 300WSM match.. I don't know what bullet weight though...

but one reason fo rthe 300 WSM. is that you hunt alone like I do most of the time..

I hunt alone mostly 'cause I smell bad, have bad breath and am an A-hole.. I find that hard to believe but thats what they tell me...

so I limit myself to 1K on shots.. hence the WSM fits perfectly into this scenerio.. especially with 190's and 200 gr bullets.

So.. now you have the SA ( save weight ) short fat case for powder capacity, and near WM velocities.. in a manageable rifle.. and not some 16 lb.er


I think Chris had one to many cups of coffee.. not sure where the 7mm WSM came from...must be a lucky number... [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]

Unless he's baiting me to build another rifle.. damn I hate when he does that...
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Old 12-17-2003, 07:58 AM
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Re: I need a new rifle... wanna help?

Chris

Anything I need to know... magic stuff? Bolt thrust issues with the WSM cases?? Is there a 338 WSM?

About Black Hills ammo... good stuff, I've shot their 308 and 300 MinMag stuff and the price was good... I called about the 6.5x284 and they seemed very fond of that ammo so I let them keep it. What kind of skinny you got on the 300 WSM ammo... they gonna sell it or just keep it around their shop and look at it??


Not to put any pressure on you but I believe if you say the 300 WSM will be fine I'll go with it... maybe fluted barrel for weight...can't tell about my tastes at this time.


Ric

" cause I smell bad, have bad breath and am an A-hole.. " yeah... but you're a good cook!!
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Old 12-17-2003, 02:25 PM
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Hey....I resemble that remark...

Yeah the wife found out and I'm on for super tonight!!
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