Long Range Hunting Online Magazine

Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Hunting > Long Range Hunting & Shooting

Long Range Hunting & Shooting Nightforce Optics


LR build, which cartridge?

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Unread 05-05-2011, 04:15 PM
Platinum Member
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: SW MO
Posts: 1,343
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?
The critters have to win every time, I only have to win once.

NRA Life Member
Reply With Quote

Unread 05-05-2011, 07:05 PM
Silver Member
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 409
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
Laus Deo
Reply With Quote
Unread 05-05-2011, 07:34 PM
Platinum Member
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: NW MT
Posts: 3,042
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.
Reply With Quote
Unread 05-06-2011, 06:24 AM
Platinum Member
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Central Pennsylvania
Posts: 4,155
Re: LR build, which cartridge?

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

Matthew 7:13-14
"Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. [14] But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.

If you find your self in a fair fight, your tactics suck!- Marine 1st Sergeant Jim Ryfinger

Friends don't let friends develop canonitis!-chucknbach

arguing over the internet is like the special Olympics....even if you win, you are still...special!
Reply With Quote
Unread 05-06-2011, 04:57 PM
Platinum Member
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: OK
Posts: 2,132
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.
Reply With Quote
Unread 05-07-2011, 12:14 AM
Junior Member
Join Date: May 2011
Location: oklahoma
Posts: 2
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.
Reply With Quote
Unread 05-08-2011, 09:14 PM
Junior Member
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 1
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.
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads for: LR build, which cartridge?
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What makes a big game cartridge also a good varmit cartridge? Mule Long Range Hunting & Shooting 12 05-13-2012 01:34 AM
Fired Cartridge vs. Loaded Cartridge Neck Size? kodiakoutdoors Reloading 8 03-27-2011 10:05 AM
6.5 caliber cartridge suggestion for new build CHARLIEDUECE65 Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics 12 06-09-2010 07:32 AM
New gun Build What cartridge? subway5752 Reloading 6 02-09-2008 11:56 PM
New cartridge Jimm Reloading 16 05-23-2006 11:24 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:29 PM.

All content ©2010-2015 Long Range Hunting, LLC