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Old 11-04-2007, 07:41 PM
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In your opinion

what constitutes the makeup of an excellent longrange capable hunting rifle? As a point of debate in this post would also be...."what in your view is longrange"? And to cut down the debate somewhat....I don't mean ULTRA-LONGRANGE which would maybe go on out to 1800 to 2500 yds. whereby the rifles weigh in at maybe 50# or more; those within the .338x.378 class of cartridges! What I mean to discuss is a rifle that can be carried comfortably to a box stand or other site and not one weightwise which you'd want to tote up to 9000' elevation in the Rocky Mountains! For purposes of this debate let's establish a weight limit of say 12-14#! For starters....here's a small view of what I like! It's a 7MM WSM w/Savage action with a 6.5 x 20X Leupold! One better than excellent accurate rifle made up by my friend Keven Rayhill up in Nebraska.





This rifle loves 140 gr. Accubonds w/67 grs. H4831SC and F215M primers!
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Old 11-04-2007, 08:32 PM
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My Choice

I am on a elk hunt in Colorado right now. I have been carrying my model 700 Sendero without any problems. It is chambered in a 300 WM, shooting 180gr Accubonds. I have is topped with a 4.5-14 Nikon Buckmaster. I feel pretty good shooting to 500 to 600 yards. Not once has the weight of this rifle been a bother, today we were in some really rough wilderness areas. I have a ultra light 700 Mountain Rifle in the truck and I haven't even thought of taking it out. Now if we could just find some elk.
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Old 11-04-2007, 10:33 PM
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I like the savage 300 win mag with a leupy, rifle basix trigger and stockade stock
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Old 11-05-2007, 07:39 AM
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mike, is that a elk or coyote stalker?

How do you like it?
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Old 11-05-2007, 11:31 PM
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For starters, I like the position of the bolt. Most rifles have them on the wrong side of the receiver. Is that smith the one at Stockade Rifles? My 6.5WSM is wearing one of their stocks. Good looking rig!
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Old 11-06-2007, 12:22 AM
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6.5wsm?

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For starters, I like the position of the bolt. Most rifles have them on the wrong side of the receiver. Is that smith the one at Stockade Rifles? My 6.5WSM is wearing one of their stocks. Good looking rig!
Sambo3006, would you share some of your 6.5wsm loads with me? thanks
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Old 11-06-2007, 12:22 AM
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For starters, I like the position of the bolt. Most rifles have them on the wrong side of the receiver. Is that smith the one at Stockade Rifles? My 6.5WSM is wearing one of their stocks. Good looking rig!
sambo3006

Kevin Rayhill built this rifle up and he's Stockade Rifles! He's found his 'niche' with building these up! This particular rig is deadly accurate back to 800 yds.! Just haven't had the time to shoot it farther back! The photo doesn't really give an indication of the barrel size as it's larger than what it appears to be! Recoil is about like a .222 with the break!
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