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Old 08-14-2011, 12:37 PM
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help with deciding on 700 mag action build

A while back I picked up a couple of rem 700s in 7 mag. The price was too good to pass up. One is set aside for an Edge build and I'm wanting to build a lighter weight rifle on the other. I already have a 300 rum and have other 7 mags so I'm wondering what would make an enjoyable caliber to shoot in the lighter gun. I have never reloaded for weatherby calibers but the 257 wby mag has gotten my attention. What other calibers would you guys suggest?
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Old 08-19-2011, 03:49 PM
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Re: help with deciding on 700 mag action build

Have you thought of a 264win mag? Fun to shoot and little kick.
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Old 08-19-2011, 11:36 PM
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Re: help with deciding on 700 mag action build

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A while back I picked up a couple of rem 700s in 7 mag. The price was too good to pass up. One is set aside for an Edge build and I'm wanting to build a lighter weight rifle on the other. I already have a 300 rum and have other 7 mags so I'm wondering what would make an enjoyable caliber to shoot in the lighter gun. I have never reloaded for weatherby calibers but the 257 wby mag has gotten my attention. What other calibers would you guys suggest?
Thanks!

I love my 6-06. 95gr VLD's @ 3450 and 70gr nosler's @ 3800+ easy to reload for and the AI version works great for the 105's and bigger.
The 25's are nice just not the BC or the bullet choice's that the 6mm offers. It really depends on what GR of bullet you want to push.

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Old 08-20-2011, 08:39 PM
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Re: help with deciding on 700 mag action build

300wm with a 208-210gn bullet.even the new Hornady 225 gn bullet,and a 26 inch barrel 1:10 twist 5R rifeling
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Old 08-20-2011, 09:55 PM
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Re: help with deciding on 700 mag action build

6.5rum... sure its a barrel burner but the speed you could push with a decent BC. Would make some impressive ballistics.
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Re: help with deciding on 700 mag action build

25-300 WSM or 6.5-300 WSM would be good also
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Re: help with deciding on 700 mag action build

6.5 rem mag makes a nice light gun ballistically similar to 270 win but with a .532" case head. Even though a short action cartridge it works well in a long action on the 2 that I have done. 130 gr bullet at 3100 fps easy.

Or for a heavy then 375 Ruger
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