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Unread 03-16-2009, 07:20 PM
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Long Range Calibers

Im looking to build a extreamly long range gun. Ive been looking at a .408 CT but it is a little expensive; also I am considering a .338 Lapua but i would like to shoot a little but larger bullet. What does everyone else think.
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    Unread 03-16-2009, 07:38 PM
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    Re: Long Range Calibers

    What is are your goals? What do you intend to do with the rifle? Paper? Critters? Competition? What kind of critters? How far? How close?
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    Unread 03-16-2009, 07:47 PM
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    Re: Long Range Calibers

    What are you going to shoot that a 300 grain SMK out of a 338 Lapua at 2800 FPS muzzle velocity can't get done?
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    Unread 03-16-2009, 07:59 PM
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    Re: Long Range Calibers

    Do a search for Allen mag or 375 Allen mag. There is a lot of information about Kirby's work and his calibers on this site. I have a friend that is building a 375 Allen (375 x 408 CT). Hope this helps.
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    Unread 03-16-2009, 08:42 PM
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    Long Range Calibers

    First off I am wishing to just shoot long range at targets (maybe bears) but thats about it. Also I have tried to find some specs and prices on the allen Calibers but am having trouble doing that. I really like the idea of being able to shoot higher velocities out to about 2000 yards.
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    Unread 03-16-2009, 09:12 PM
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    Re: Long Range Calibers

    Just email Kirby and ask him, very nice guy and a sponsor here at Longrange hunting. kballen@3rivers.net He'll answer all your questions.
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    Unread 03-16-2009, 11:37 PM
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    Re: Long Range Calibers

    I am building a rem 700 sendaro 375 rum 30" brux barrel. there are some 300 grn boat tails that will handle most of my hunting needs. for the rest I will use one of the 350-370 grn bullets. velocity should be about the same as the 338 edge only with a 50 grn larger bullet.
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