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Unread 05-13-2007, 04:39 PM
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what is the caliber I want?

I have a ranch (don't do much long range shooting yet but plan on getting there in the years to come) and there is a field with a ton of whitetail on it and the range is around 650-680 yards farthest. What caliber do I want if I am going to get a custom rifle and shoot deer from 100-680 yards, elk 100-400 maybe 500 yards, coyote as far as 700 yards, a hogs as far as 500 yards? I got a 8.5-25 mark 4 to put on it. So custom rifle amazing scope, I don't reload. What caliber do I want?
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    Re: what is the caliber I want?

    Parlaan, There are more knowledgeable people on this board than I am. But I have a remington 300 Win Mag,a 270 WSM and a 25-06. I have had lots of guns but I have narrowed it down to those three. If I could only have one rifle, I would have the 300 Win Mag. That would be a real tough choice, because all three are good flat shooting long range rifles.
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    Re: what is the caliber I want?

    First of all, I would look at starting to get some reloading equipment. I hate to say it but a 308 will probably work pretty well. I am the type that if given the choice I will use a 300rum where a 25-06 will work. I would look at the 308 simply because of the amount of bullets available and that the cartridge will enough energy. Light recoil, should work. If you are like me then you will blow this off and jump to a 300rum just for kicks though.
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    Re: what is the caliber I want?

    25-06
    6.5-284
    6.5-06
    270 Win
    280 Rem
    270 WSM
    300 WSM
    300 Win Mag
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    Re: what is the caliber I want?

    IF you are not going to reload then the 300 win mag is the way to go. More than decent factory ammo to find the one load that shoots under .5 MOA with good custom gun. Also Black Hills reloads the 300 win mag.

    Suggest you beg, borrow etc from your friends about 3-5 rds from each mftr loads just to test to see rather than buy whole boxes

    300 WSM would be great round also if you want to reload.

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    Re: what is the caliber I want?

    what about a custom .308 rifle? I have heard that besides the elk one (and I can get closer then 500 yards could get as close as 250 yards) that the .308 is a good caliber for it.
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    what about a custom .308 rifle? I have heard that besides the elk one (and I can get closer then 500 yards could get as close as 250 yards) that the .308 is a good caliber for it. Along with the 7mm, what about them?
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