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Would appreciate thoughts on "having it all" to 600 yards.

 
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Old 11-26-2004, 11:48 PM
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Would appreciate thoughts on "having it all" to 600 yards.

I would like some suggestions on the best cartridge that will do all the things I want.

I want the most accurate, best-barrel lived, and least recoiling cal. that will reliably kill Elk ( or smaller critters) out to 600 yards. I will be target shooting this rifle quite a bit as well, though not competitively.

I'm not a fan of muzzle breaks and am a left-handed shooter.

Thank you in advance for your thoughts and suggestions!


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Old 11-27-2004, 01:16 AM
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Re: Would appreciate thoughts on "having it all" to 600 yards.

Gee, sounds familiar. You might want to run a search on all of my posts, there will be a lot of reading in there for you.
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Old 11-27-2004, 08:35 AM
 
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Re: Would appreciate thoughts on "having it all" to 600 yards.

Some will tell you .308.....
If you really do not like recoil, this seems like the cartridge for you.

I like a 7 STW myself. How much recoil is too much for you? Recoil is relative.
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Old 11-27-2004, 01:16 PM
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Re: Would appreciate thoughts on "having it all" to 600 yards.

I would have suggested the .308 until you got to the 600yd elk hunting. I don't consider the .308 a 600yd deer cartridge, never-mind elk cartridge, but I'm sure to get some opposition on that.

IMO all the things you are looking for are not found in a single cartridge. How about a 6BR for accurate, long life and low recoil. Great for target shooting. Then get a 300 Ultra for slamming large game @ extended ranges? [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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Old 11-27-2004, 01:57 PM
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Re: Would appreciate thoughts on "having it all" to 600 yards.

300SAUM seems like a candidate. I'm getting close to 3000fps with 165's out of mine and use Varget powder with excellent accuracy and low recoil.

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Old 11-27-2004, 02:06 PM
 
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Re: Would appreciate thoughts on "having it all" to 600 yards.

I'm gonna have to say the 300WSM

I have owned 2 of them ..

Both were Rem SA's

One is currently in an A5 tactical set-up and shoot the 190's into an honest 10" at 1000 yards.

The other I sold to one lucky SOB and it shot the 168's and 175's reall fast and into the .4" consistently. It was in a McMillan HTG and had a take off PSS barrel on it stable for the long shots and light enough to carry all day... shooting the 175's it is easily a 600 yard Elk Cartridge.
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Old 11-27-2004, 04:16 PM
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Re: Would appreciate thoughts on "having it all" to 600 yards.

One gun to do it all?? Doesn't that sort of defeat the purpose of owning lots of guns??

As far as the gun that does everything, it doesn't exist. I would buy a .308 now and a 300WM next year. Then you're completely covered.
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