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Old 04-08-2006, 06:47 PM
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Thanks guys. This is exactly what I wanted, upfront answers and info. This helps much. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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Old 04-08-2006, 08:22 PM
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Re: Long Range Elk Caliber

" Muzzle velocity is around 5000 ft/lbs!!!! so be sure of what's behind your target. "

You sure you'll get full penetration on them critters? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]

Too bad seagulls are protected, we don't have prairie dogs here but I'd sure like to stake out a freshly plowed field from 800-1000m with my 300WM.... [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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Re: Long Range Elk Caliber

Seagulls have body armor now? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img] No prairie dogs here either, we make a considerable drive to find an area with proper reactive targets. I'm having a 300WM built as we speak, should be interesting [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img]
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Old 04-09-2006, 04:21 PM
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Meister, How about some details on the 300 WM you are putting together? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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Re: Long Range Elk Caliber

Takman, Are you having 2nd thoughts on the 300RUM? The 338 Lapua is a great cartridge but I have stuck with the 338RUM (two rifles built so far) and my Lapua was sold. Nathan
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I was leaning toward a heavier 300 RUM which would have been my second one but want to look at the 338 RUM a little harder. I will be building a new 300 WIN as I really like the caliber but want a little different version than the one I have. My current one is a tweener, not light , not heavy. I was thinking either a heavy 300 WIN or heavy 300 RUM originally for the long range deal. So give me the scoop on your 338 RUM's. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
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Old 04-09-2006, 10:06 PM
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Re: Long Range Elk Caliber

Here goes, Remington 700 action fresh from the factory trued and accurized per Crane specs, Obermeyer tube, cryogenically treated- specs to be determined after my guy has a chat with boots. McMillan A5 stock with thumbwheel adjustable cheekpiece and 3 way adjustable buttplate. Shilen trigger, not sure on the lower steel, maybe a HS detachable mag kit. Badger 20 MOA rail, badger 30mm rings, Leupold Mark4 16x M1 glass. Not sure on the finish either, maybe Cerra-cote.

I'm hoping to maybe shoot F-class if it's light enough.

My last Obermeyer barrel would shoot 3/8" 5 shot at 200y. Even after 3000 rounds, no problem.

There's nothing wrong with the 300 and 338 RUM, good terminal ballistics. The lapua has a thicker case and can handle more CU's but you pay for it. Look at hodgdon website for velicities and such. Very good value in the RUM's. I'm Building the WM because I want a little more range than my 308, but want some barrel life too.
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