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Old 01-03-2011, 10:26 PM
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Re: Long Range Deer/Elk Rifle

If 400 yards is all you want, pick your favorite caliber that will shoot a 180 grain bullet at 3000 FPS. Mount a quality scope with ballistic compensated reticle (Leupold B&C or the like) and get after it. 400 yards is a chip shot with the technology in bullets and optics these days.
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Old 01-04-2011, 04:43 PM
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Re: Long Range Deer/Elk Rifle

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270Win,
270WSM,
280Rem,
7mmWSM,
7mmRSAUM,
7RemMag,
300WSM,
300WinMag,
270 Weatherby,
257 Weatherby,
300 Weatherby,
7mm RUM,
7mmSTW,
300 RUM,

Etc. Etc.
Yep & to me at least the 300 WM is easy to work up loads for if you have a good rifle & very versatile.
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Old 01-04-2011, 05:26 PM
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Re: Long Range Deer/Elk Rifle

It does not get much easier than a 300 WM - H1000 - Win Brass - Win LR Primers - 208gr Amax. Talk about a cult classic. Then again the 210gr Berger is great too, and I hear (but have not personally tried) that JLKs are good. Like french vanilla ice cream and mom's apple pie!

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Old 01-07-2011, 10:39 AM
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Re: Long Range Deer/Elk Rifle

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I'm leaning toward getting him a rifle chambered for the 300 Weatherby cartridge and using a muzzle brake. A couple months back he made a one shot kill on an elk at 408 yards with a 25-06 that we handloaded with Barnes TSX. He would like a larger caliber for future hunts though, and recoil doesn't seem to bother him, but the brake would probably make practice easier on the shoulder.

Any thoughts on the ER Shaw Mark VII rifles. Maybe I should make a separate post on the rifle?

I don't have personal experience with brakes, maybe you already do. I'm told they are extremely loud to the shooter. That turned me off. Maybe some of you who advise against it would give your reasons, and or experience. I know I am courious if it is the extra noise you don't like.
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Old 01-07-2011, 04:00 PM
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Re: Long Range Deer/Elk Rifle

i would not shoot them ( mags) without a break. i wish i had had one put on my 6.5-284 it kicks more than my 7mm. i wear muffs and puffs. suite yourself. i like them.
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Old 01-07-2011, 04:04 PM
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Re: Long Range Deer/Elk Rifle

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the rifle is way more important than the caliber. get a sendero . get a brake. adjust the trigger. put a good scope on it.
rebarrrel a remington with a krieger; a weatheryby accumark , a vanguard moa, a tikka varmint are some others that come to mind. or pick something different and shoot against my sendero.
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Old 01-16-2011, 12:51 AM
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Re: Long Range Deer/Elk Rifle

Hello I must agree with you the 280rem is very good if you are a handloader, 150gr part. and rl22 are about perfect. I have 182 Norma once fired cases if anyone is interested.
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