Re: Anyone own a 7mm 300 Win Mag?
Thanks for the responses guys. Both barrels are 5R rifled so I am not going to run into any issues with bullets coming apart, or I certainly would not expect any issues. We are waiting on both the chamber reamer and the die reamer from PTG right now, so I have a little while to decide. As far as cut rifled to button rifled barrels are concerned, well, I guess that I am not concerned.. I think that either of the barrels will be more than capable of shooting. The barrel, action and bolt are going to be salt bath nitrided after an initial break in which I would imagine should help throat life as well.
My only concern would be the added weight, it is not going to be a pack rifle, but all of those ounces do start to add up. However, heavier with a brake would help with recoil though, and the extra length may give me a wee bit more velocity. I don't think that I can make a bad choice with either. I do know that with either I will have to find a pretty good size case to hold the rifle, a Pelican 1750 is not going to be long enough from my initial measurements. Do you guys know of any good cases that are pretty long? If I go with the Broughton I will be looking at a 29" barrel with a 2-2.5" brake on it. That will make for a pretty long rifle overall.
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