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Old 05-14-2008, 03:11 AM
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Help me to choose caliber.

First of all I want to say Hello to everyone at the forum. My name is Rolf and I`m from Sweden. I`ve been one of the silent readers for a while but have decided to join in now.
My first question to you is which caliber I shall pick for my new project. The action will be a Remington LA of cource. I`ve bought the barrel already, a Krieger cal. 30 with a 1-10" twist.
The stock will be a Robertson Tactical but that`s about it.
I don`t want the recoil to be much more then what the 300 Win Mag delivers.
If nothing new comes up I`ll problably go with this caliber but it`s always interresting to hear opinions from people that has been down the road before.
So it`s not only the caliber I`m interrested in. I also want to hear from you guys that has experience in the matter. What shall I think of and what do you regret that you didn`t thought of the first time?

I`m searching among the old topics but haven`t found exactly what I`m looking for.

Regards
Rolf
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Old 05-14-2008, 05:20 AM
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Welcome to the board !

It would be helpful to all if you could descibe what the intended use for the gun would be ? Game, targets etc.. How far do you want to shoot ? Is weight a concern ? Budget constraints etc. This will help others give plenty of "informed "advice to suggest possible options.

Cheers for now

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Old 05-14-2008, 05:46 AM
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Also, is a muzzle brake an option? If not, than the obtions are going to be a little bit easior since you dont want much more recoil than a 300wm. 300WSM, 300WM, 300wby, 300Norma, 300 RUM. There is nothing wrong w/ a good old 300wm.

I agree w/ duh, what is your budget, range, game, and do you reload?

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Old 05-14-2008, 08:26 AM
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Thanks for your answers guys.
My budget is in the 2 000$ area. That`s not including the scope. I`ve already bought the barrel and that`s a big part.
The rifle will be used for game up to and including moose. But also for long range paperpunching. To be honest, I would do fine with my Sauer 202 in 9,3x62 but I enjoy my rifles way to much to be smart. I guess I wont shoot farther then 350-400 yards, on game that is. On paper the range itself sets the limit.
Regarding the weight, even though I will mostly stillhunt with this one I don`t want it to weigh much over 10-12 pounds.
Thanks for reminding me about the muzzle brake. Have any of you guys used/tried Gentrys brake? They say that it increases the blast with no moore then 1 decibel.
I`m a bit scared of brakes, should I forget my hearing protection I fear that what little I`ve left of my hearing would be gone.
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Old 05-14-2008, 08:55 AM
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A 300WM is a good choice, especially if you plan to hunt moose with it. If this offers too much recoil with your 10-12 lb gun, the classic 30-06 would also be a good choice, but is often overlooked. I personally don't like muzzle brakes for the same reason you mention above.

You already have a 30 cal barrel, but if it were me I would have gone 7mmRM or 7 WSM. Very good bullets available, great ballistics and less recoil than the 300WM.
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Old 05-14-2008, 01:54 PM
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I`m a bit scared of brakes, should I forget my hearing protection I fear that what little I`ve left of my hearing would be gone.
Are you kidding? Without hearing protection (with or without muzzle brake) your hearing will be gone from any of those rifles...or from shooting any firearms, for that matter.
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Old 05-14-2008, 04:50 PM
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Rolf

You could have your rifle set up with a removable brake and thread protector, use it for paper punching, remove it and put on the thread protector for hunting. That would expand your options a great deal.

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