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Old 04-30-2006, 08:02 PM
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Largest Or Best Long Range caliber

What is the best and Biggest long range caliber can you build on a Remington 700 action. I checked on Kirby's Bat
action boy I got a nose bleed.
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Re: Largest Or Best Long Range caliber

Define "best". Most energy down range, flattest trajectory, most accurate, easiest to load for, etc.
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Re: Largest Or Best Long Range caliber

It depends on your specs but I would look at the bigger 338's (now there is a shock coming from me). The 338 Lapua, 338 Kahn, 338 RUM or 338 EDGE. The best of these would depend on your requirements about single shot or repeater, factory ammo available, ease of loading etc.

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Old 05-01-2006, 10:30 AM
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Re: Largest Or Best Long Range caliber

I reload so thats not a problem , Whats the most accurate
large caliber that will fitt on a 700 Rem.The .338's are what I was after. let's say I want to play between 500- 1000
yrds. I already know who will build it.Just wanted some feed back from some experinced shooters.
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Re: Largest Or Best Long Range caliber



Take your pick 500 to 1000 is not far for any one of the 338's that Shawn listed
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Re: Largest Or Best Long Range caliber

I'm not big on chambering a Rem 700 for the fat Lapua case even though some have done so without incident.

If you want to give yourself the "edge" go with Shawn's 338 Edge and don't look back. If 1,000yd horsepower is not an issue than I'd rather use one of the big 300mags. Take your pick.

For simplicity, I just chose the 300 RUM for myself. Picked up a load of Federal Premium brass and am about to get started.
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Re: Largest Or Best Long Range caliber

Shawn, are you saying that a 338Kahn would be a safe "do" on a rem action? i thought this was just too much powder for the remmy?
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