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Old 05-27-2014, 11:49 AM
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I need your opinions

I was going to build me a long range hunting rig, so I bought a rem 700 sps in 7mm stw well long story short rifle was inoperable from the start. Remington wouldn't even send me the rifle back because it was messed up so they offered me a 700 long range in 7mm rem mag, well that was march 11th and still no rifle because of trigger recall. I have dies,brass, bullets etc for the stw. Well it will be 8 more weeks at the smith to rechamber and install brake. I am now kind of thinking I should scrap this idea and try a savage 110 fcp hs in 338 lm. It will be a hunter most of all, I would like your opinion on the calibers.

Wait for the 7 stw (I prob wont see it in my hands untill after seasons over) or scrap the idea and go with the 338lm savage??? Im not a stranger to recoil so that's not an issue but it one superior to the other.
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Old 05-27-2014, 12:44 PM
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Re: I need your opinions

Well, like they say, when you go 338 you never go back. I hear the 300 grainers are hard to beat in the wind.

If it were me, I would probably tone it down some and get the 110 FCP in 300 WM and shoot that this season. It would be cheaper to shoot than the 338 LM for sure.
Then, after you get the 7 STW back, you could make a decision on which rifle to keep. Should not be hard to sell either of those rifles, dies, brass, or bullets.
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Old 05-27-2014, 12:51 PM
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Well, like they say, when you go 338 you never go back. I hear the 300 grainers are hard to beat in the wind.

If it were me, I would probably tone it down some and get the 110 FCP in 300 WM and shoot that this season. It would be cheaper to shoot than the 338 LM for sure.
Then, after you get the 7 STW back, you could make a decision on which rifle to keep. Should not be hard to sell either of those rifles, dies, brass, or bullets.
I had a .338, and never want another one... I'll stick with my .30's, 7mm's, and .25's.

I agree. Buy a cheap .300 WM and wait-out the STW build. It will be worth it in the end.
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The 284 is to the STW what a tricycle is to a Ninja.
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Old 05-27-2014, 01:02 PM
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Ok. I just sold my 300 win mag,weeks ago now,I have better been shooting them for 15yrs or better. I like them but time for a change.
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Old 05-27-2014, 01:31 PM
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If I can find someone that will rechamber the tube for me sooner I would surely stay with the 7mm. But thats sure not an option here
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Old 05-27-2014, 01:37 PM
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Mudrunner what did you not like about the 338?
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Old 05-27-2014, 01:55 PM
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Mudrunner what did you not like about the 338?
I figured I'd see what all the fuss was... Apparanly it's more hype than anything.

Cold bore was dead-on...Shots 2 & 3 would be somewhere inside of a 4" diameter radius...
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