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!