Originally Posted by etisll40
300 win mag could be a conversion option or go the route the gentleman about mentioned but have it reamed into a 7 STW, depending on the twist rate of your barrel. The 180-195 grain 7 mm could do the trick still.
While I am one of the biggest 7mm STW advocates on here, I must say that for only 600 yard shots, the 7mm RM is a more than capable round, even out to 1,000. Alot of folks underestimate the power of the 7mm RM.
A 7mm RM handloaded with Berger 180 Hybrids (using my rifle and calculations) can be pushed around 2,853 fps...That's more than a capable 1,000 yard round. At 1,000 yards it will still be carrying 1,656 fps, and 1,097 ft. lbs of energy. Which is more than enough to kill any big game here on this continent. At his maximum estimated distance of 600 yards, my 7mm RM/Berger 180 Hybrid load will still be pushing 2,089 fps, and 1,744 ft. lbs of energy.
"I'm just a peckerwood who lives in the hills with too many guns..." - Bob Lee Swagger
"Give me a minute...I'm good. Give me an hour...I'm great. Give me 6 months...And I'm unbeatable." - Col. Hannibal Smith
Originally Posted by WildRose
The 284 is to the STW what a tricycle is to a Ninja.