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Unread 05-05-2011, 04:15 PM
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LR build, which cartridge?

I've got a Stiller Predator long action magnum bolt face coming from a group buy, still trying to decide on chambering. It would get used when I go out west to hunt, usually every year. I've got sporter weight 7mm and 338 RUM's and a 30-378 Accumark. I'm leaning towards a heavier platform, either an A2 stock or a PSS like on Shawn Carlock's Canyon rifles with a varmint contour barrel and a brake. It would be a repeater with a Wyatt's mag box. Wonder what kind of velocities the 338 RUM would get out of a 28" barrel with 225 Accubonds and 300 gr SMK's? Any other suggestions on possible cartridges?
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    Re: LR build, which cartridge?

    375-408 Chey Tac? I'd like one. I'd also like a 338 Norma Mag. 7RUM or similar if barrel burnout isn't a concern. I dunno
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    Re: LR build, which cartridge?

    Since you already have a 338 rum, will that action work for a 338 LAI, or a 338 Allen express, he was also working on a new 338 above the AX BUT BELOW the AM I believe, as you are planning a little heavier.
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    Re: LR build, which cartridge?

    Give the 338AM a try, or now that Hornady is making a 416 BTHP, go for the 416AM.

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    Re: LR build, which cartridge?

    I believe you are out of luck for a 338 LM, norma mag, or Allen mag. those bolt faces are larger than the standard Magnum.
    Jerry makes a tac 338 that would work for those.

    Try an edge or rum bassed cartrige, or any of the standard magnums.
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    Re: LR build, which cartridge?

    you may like the 7mm STW. I don't own one anymore but I really liked mine. or if you really want a wizzz banger go with the 6.5 STW. I'm in the 6.5 craze right know and if you don't own one you should.
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    Re: LR build, which cartridge?

    How about a 338 EDGE. Just about the same Ballistics as a 338LM, but with a standard Magnum Bolt face.
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