Originally Posted by Dhughes
That was a good read. I've got some more reading to do before I make a decision. I still think that it will take something in a magnum case to do what I want. I don't think a 284 pushing a 180 at 2650 will cut it. I'm thinking the 7/300 the 7 dakota maybe an STW or a lazzeroni. Which ones will I run out of room in a Remington 700 mag action with a detachable bottom metal? I don't want to get something built and have to run it as a single shot to make it shoot.
Thanks for the advice so far and keep it coming.
7/300 WM capacity, 91.3 gr: case length 2.825
7 Dakota capacity, 90.7 gr: case length 2.500
7 STW capacity, 92.7 gr: case length 2.850
All very close in capacity and performance. The Dakota will give you more flexibility in seating long high BC bullets to fit the mag box.
And I'll probably ruffle a few feathers here, the Dakota doesn't have that nasty scabby belt thing around the base