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Old 02-21-2007, 07:04 PM
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A new gun project

Hello, I have been doing some research on differant calibers, and thought that this place is where my questions would be answered. So here we go.
I am having a "longrangehunting" rifle built this spring. I had my mind all made up on useing the 340 weatherby caliber. I have read that the 338 remington ultra mag is a much better cartridge. I have also considered a 300 remington ultra mag or the 300 weatherby. I will be shooting factory ammo until I can get set up to reload again. I live and hunt whitetail in the grass plains. I have plans on a elk trip and also a couple of trips to Alaska for various other animals.
I need help from you guys. What in your experiance would you do as far as picking a caliber? I love to shoot and want to be happy with my choice.
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Old 02-21-2007, 07:08 PM
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Re: A new gun project

338 EDGE would get my vote, but you need to reload for that caliber. Its a 300 RUM necked up to 338" with no other changes. In a 28-30" barrel, you'll get 2850-2950fps from the big 300g SMK. Thats about as good as it gets for a long range elk thumper in a packable/portable rifle. Good luck with your decision!!
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Old 02-21-2007, 07:20 PM
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Re: A new gun project

i like the .300 rum because if for some reason that your ammo gets lost going through the airport or some other freak accident you can always go to the store and buy a box. they might not be as accurate or be setup for long range but at least you could still use your rifle. if you have some kind of wildcat caliber you cant do that and your hunting trip could turn into a real bad time.
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Old 02-21-2007, 09:27 PM
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Re: A new gun project

I would use a 300 rum or the 338rum or lapua if you have to use factory ammo.
I dont know who ever came up with the imaganary word of "Over Gunned"
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Old 02-22-2007, 11:19 AM
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Re: A new gun project

Does anybody know what caliber rifles are used in the "Beyond Belief" Longrangehunting video?
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Old 02-22-2007, 11:44 AM
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Re: A new gun project

John Barnes shoots a "big 7" in the Beyond Belief video. He explanes it's an "improved 7mm STW of his own design" and they shoot the 168 VLD Bergers out of it.
Bobby Beeman shoots a .300 WSM in a Win. 70 Coyote. I believe he shoots the 180 Berger out of his.
Dirty Dogs... Down Dirt Cheap!!!
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Old 02-22-2007, 12:06 PM
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Re: A new gun project

Not an expert on LRH, but I know a bit bout AK. Your first choice is hard to beat, a 340 Wby or 338 Rum which are about identical. Plus either one will get you by on an elk hunt. Keep it to 9-10#, if you want to shoot a 1000 yds buy a second rifle.
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