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Old 12-20-2012, 02:11 PM
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long range precision calibers.

I am looking into getting a new rifle (building one really) all im keeping off of it is the action and the barrel. anyways what caliber should i look into. ive got me a 7mm rem mag that i just finished,its my hunting gun. i am looking for a caliber with 1000 yard capabilities. i would like to have something bigger than a 308 so it can buck the wind a little better. (ANYTHING BUT A 300 WIN MAG OR ANOTHER 7MM REM MAG!!!) should i go with a 7mm rum? it seems like quite the caliber. thanks for any input.
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Guns I own: 300 winchester magnum, 7mm Rem mag, 243, H&R 22 revolver, BT99 12 gauge, 20 gauge break action. 20 gauge pump, 22 break action, 257 Roberts, winchester super x 1. Wishlist: 308 winchester, 6.5mm-284 Norma, 17 HMR, 7mm RUM, another 7mm rem mag LOL, 44 magnum revolver, 30-30 lever action, 44 lever action.
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Old 12-20-2012, 04:19 PM
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Re: long range precision calibers.

Given the criteria you have listed then I suggest the 300rum. Load with 215/230 Berger hybrids.
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Old 12-20-2012, 06:16 PM
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Re: long range precision calibers.

Lots of good choices out there-a couple you placed on your wish list would do fine-the 300 win mag and the 7mm rem mag. Kind of a curious sort myself-why not one of these when you desire to have one?
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Old 12-20-2012, 06:51 PM
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Re: long range precision calibers.

What do you want to do at 1000? Rocks, steel and paper? Coyotes? Deer? Elk? Elephant?
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:22 PM
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Re: long range precision calibers.

300 RUM is a great round, 338/300 RUM is also an excellet choice, if your not so worried about energy out that far 300 WSM or 7 WSM are also good with less recoil than the ultra mag case.
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Old 12-21-2012, 07:06 PM
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Re: long range precision calibers.

im not worrie about energy at all... as far as im concerned my 7mm rem mag has enough punch to take an elk at 1000 with a new load i worked up so yeah. i think i change my mind. i might just look into getting another 7mag. thanks for the input guys. lemme know if you have any experience with the 7mm rem mag at 1000 yard benchrest.
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Guns I own: 300 winchester magnum, 7mm Rem mag, 243, H&R 22 revolver, BT99 12 gauge, 20 gauge break action. 20 gauge pump, 22 break action, 257 Roberts, winchester super x 1. Wishlist: 308 winchester, 6.5mm-284 Norma, 17 HMR, 7mm RUM, another 7mm rem mag LOL, 44 magnum revolver, 30-30 lever action, 44 lever action.
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Old 12-28-2012, 11:04 PM
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Re: long range precision calibers.

if you want 1000 BR go 7wsm. If you want something bigger and different look at the 330 dakota. Shooting 250 scenars or bergers. Lots of fun and recoil is pleasant in a heavier 14-17 lb. rifle with a brake punches through the wind and is tremendously consistent.
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