Originally Posted by Kemlin
Well here is the deal, I have a need for a rifle to shoot 1+ mile. I currently own several rifles that are capable of shooting @ 1k and one that I have pulled 1 mile prairie dog shots with just a week ago. At any rate I want it all, I want low recoil, as low as I can get that is, long barrel life (again as long as I can get) and the least expensive thing to shoot. Am I asking for too much?
I have pondered doing a rifle in 300 WSM and pushing the SMK 240s however I am not sure it will get where I want it to so the though of the 338LM or 338 UM comes to mind as well as some of the hotrod 7mm calibers. What about the 408CT?? I will not use a BMG parent case round and I do not expect to shoot it too much as it will have the direct purpose of shooting at 1+ mile. What are you experiences? I want to make sure I do the right thing as I only want to do it one time. Thanks in advance.
The 300 WSM is a great round but you are asking a lot of it . If it's a 30 cal you want then
I would opt for a 300 RUM or a 30/378.
For that distance a .338 rum would do well with the 250 to 300gr bullets but a muzzle break
would probably be nessary.
I have no break on my 338 RUM and recoil is mild ,( The rifle weighs 13+ lbs). Also my 30/378
has no break and it's recoil is mild @ 12.5 pounds.
The 7mm RUM is the hot rod of the factory cartridges and will push a 140gr bullet over 3600 ft/sec
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