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Old 11-27-2009, 08:17 PM
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Re: Elk, Bear rifle??

2 grand is a bit of a low ball number but it is workable. On that budget you are looking at a factory rifle were it me I'd try to find something in 300 WSM but any of the 300 mags will do. Then take the rest of your money and put into a quality rangefinder and ammo.

Also you stated you were set with a scope. What is? I'm not trying to insult your scope with this question but this is an essential piece of kit. A scope for said purpose has to have quality glass and track perfectly. After all you can't hit what you can't see and tracking is essential because hold overs work well until you change environments.

On your handloads there are many bullets that work for this application. The two I like the most are the 210 grain bergers and 200 grain accubonds. Also since more then likely you will be looking a factory rifle I'd go ahead and pick up some of the Tubb Final Finish bullets. Factory tubes tend to be rough and the tubb bullet help to smooth them out.

And one last thing. Go ahead and start looking for that second job This gets to be addicting and before you know it you will be wanting to build that custom 375 allen magnum and shoot stuff far beyond a 1000 yards. Then you'll be looking around the house trying to figure out how much stuff is worth (like the dog and your wifes car) so you can pawn it off and raise so money.
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Old 11-28-2009, 03:20 PM
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Re: Elk, Bear rifle??

Would the 300 rsaum fall in here somewhere ? just curious
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Old 11-28-2009, 05:48 PM
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Would the 300 rsaum fall in here somewhere ? just curious
As I said any of the 300 magnums will get the job done. The trick is loading them properly.
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Old 11-30-2009, 07:09 PM
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Re: Elk, Bear rifle??

About the scope thing that was gonna be another post entirely but since you brought it up its a burris signature select series 8x32x44... i had it on a 22-250 now its just sitting around... how would that scope work with this type of shooting???
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Old 11-30-2009, 09:56 PM
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About the scope thing that was gonna be another post entirely but since you brought it up its a burris signature select series 8x32x44... i had it on a 22-250 now its just sitting around... how would that scope work with this type of shooting???
IMO, for a carry hunting rifle, an 8-32 scope is a little high on the low end of magnification. But you could make it work for a while. I have a 5.5-22 and I think that is still a little high. My follow ons will be in the 3.5 - 15 range.
Mark
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Old 12-09-2009, 08:58 PM
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Re: Elk, Bear rifle??

Quality rangefinders I trust in top three ranks available from Cabelas(my own opinions of course...)-

#3-Bushnell Elite 1500 -consistently get over 1000 yards unless you are on flat land(600 yards)
#2-Leica 1200-More accurate and faster then above

#1-And hear Swarovskis to be the best-even more accurate and faster than above

Had bad luck with leupolds, played with a couple and none went over 800 yards.

As far as scopes and rifle, I agree with you y'all so far...
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Old 12-09-2009, 09:09 PM
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Re: Elk, Bear rifle??

Looks like you have more than enough money.
7RUM,300RUM,338RUM,338 EDGE for the more economical thumpers.

The Weatherby's are great as well as cartridges based upon the Lapua case. These are more expensive to load for initually as the brass is more spendy.

Neal
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