Re: .340 Weatherby or .338 RUM
Thanks for the info and opinions, I just put a deposit on a custom gun down at my local gunsmiths shop tonight. I settled on his own desing of 8.6 X 72 SDM. A Mcmillan A-5 stock and a complete over haul of my Rem 700 including teflon coated steel.
I saw a rifle, today, that he built for an ex military sniper on the same configurations and caliber and I must say it was impressive. The groups don't lie ( 4.5 " at 800 yards!!!) He shot a mule deer buck this past fall at a bit over 800!!!
This caliber will push 250gr. bullets at 3000 fps in a 24" pipe, so I made mine 25" and added a brake!!! It should be just over 26" overall.
Now I have to pick stock color and scope magnification. I'm thinking in the 4.5 x 14 x40 Leupold Mark 4. Should do me out to 1200 yards or so. Any suggestions??? As for color I'm thinking of sand with black webbing????