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Old 04-24-2013, 06:26 PM
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Long range hunting rifle caliber suggestions?

Hey guys,

Ive got an old tired 7mm rem mag that is a custom long range rig. It is going to need a new barrel soon and i was wondering if anyone here had some suggestions. But heres the kicker,, must be okay on deer too, somewhat light recoiling (less than 338 lapua magnum) and must fit the "feel" of the rifle, buy that i mean no pussy calibers .

Ill post the pic with this as im sure you have already seen. I would love something in the 338 range, but have considered calibers as low as .264. All suggestions must have a bolt face no larger than ultra magnum. I would like to have a .243 ackley improved, but sadly, it is only okay on elk to 700 yards and on deer to 1100. No oddball wildcats as i am getting it from E.R Shaw and have to choose from their calibers listed.

When all is said and done, the rifle will weigh in at 14 lbs.
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Guns I own: 300 winchester magnum, 7mm Rem mag, 243, H&R 22 revolver, BT99 12 gauge, 20 gauge break action. 20 gauge pump, 22 break action, 257 Roberts, winchester super x 1. Wishlist: 308 winchester, 6.5mm-284 Norma, 17 HMR, 7mm RUM, another 7mm rem mag LOL, 44 magnum revolver, 30-30 lever action, 44 lever action.

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Old 04-24-2013, 06:58 PM
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Re: Long range hunting rifle caliber suggestions?

7mmSTW sounds like it might be right up your alley. I love mine.
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Old 04-24-2013, 07:05 PM
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Re: Long range hunting rifle caliber suggestions?

I love my hart 1.25 30" 11°crown 1-7 twist .243. Ammo is plentiful bullets are everywhere
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Old 04-24-2013, 07:10 PM
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Re: Long range hunting rifle caliber suggestions?

Lots of info has already been givin to you.
Awesome, different ,and cheap wildcats...

long range precision calibers.

Rebarrel hunting rifle.

338 win mag, 300 win mag, or 300 weatherby mag?

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Old 04-24-2013, 07:24 PM
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Re: Long range hunting rifle caliber suggestions?

none of those really gave me what i was looking for, so i just made another one. I changed the requirements of this one too. But yes, i know about them.
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Old 04-24-2013, 08:51 PM
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Re: Long range hunting rifle caliber suggestions?

338 Norma, standard length action.MT has alot of elk hunting,can run 250 or 225 grain if you want.I have seen a ton of posts and it hanges w/edge or lapua,but uses less powder.I liked my first one so much, I have 2
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Old 04-24-2013, 09:06 PM
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Re: Long range hunting rifle caliber suggestions?

6mm 105 berger vld slicing thru the air at 3124 fps,
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