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Ideal 1000yd Elk rifle?

 
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Old 07-05-2013, 10:41 PM
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Re: Ideal 1000yd Elk rifle?

Give this a try Straight Shooter Supply 338 Lapua Mark V One of my favorite rifles on the forum!!
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Old 07-06-2013, 06:49 AM
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Re: Ideal 1000yd Elk rifle?

Can't go wrong with the RUM. That is a good 338 cal rifle. Considered one myself a few years ago.
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Old 07-06-2013, 08:09 AM
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Re: Ideal 1000yd Elk rifle?

soooooo this thread is a huge kick in the balls...im having a guy in butte mt build me a custom 300 win mag...heavy fluted barrel, break, all bedded, detach mag, off custom 700 action. and a Greybull stock...after some of my research i wanted a long range rifle 1200+ elk killer. its costing me around 2600$ for this rifle. am i going the wrong way?? this rifle is for me and my wife...so wanted "kick" minimal. now you all are saying stick with the 338's hmmm. like i said kick in the balls...
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Old 07-06-2013, 08:14 AM
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Re: Ideal 1000yd Elk rifle?

Is it to late to change?
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Old 07-06-2013, 08:45 AM
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Re: Ideal 1000yd Elk rifle?

no its not... but is it worth it?
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Old 07-06-2013, 08:55 AM
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Re: Ideal 1000yd Elk rifle?

Infidel, I think it all depends on your situation and what else you are hunting. For Kdumph's situation, a 338 fits well because he also has a 7mag. He can tote the lighter 7mag around and when he decides to try an area that could create a longer range shot, he can tote the heavier 338. There is absolutely nothing wrong with a 300. It will get you over 1,000 yards on pretty much any big game animal assuming you have a solid load for it. I think it is an excellent all-around choice, especially if your wife will be shooting it.
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Old 07-06-2013, 08:56 AM
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Re: Ideal 1000yd Elk rifle?

Once one compares case capacity, ease of getting factory cases and not having to form or buy wildcat cases, and long range capability it comes readily apparent the Accumark in 338-378 Weatherby really is the best value out there. Ease of dies, reloading and just outperformes all other factory cartridges. How can one beat a 250 gr High BC bullet at 3250? I considered one of the AP 338 mags but they only do 100 to 150 fps faster and at long range that is nothing. Plus he never responds to pm or emails. The Edge has a big following but they do not have brass at any of the retailers and is not quite what the 338-378 is. Your choices... spend alot of money on a "custom" or buy a Accumark that will shoot with a custom and be done with it.
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