I have a few questions for you all over here on the Long Range Hunting web site. My Dad and me are starting to really get into long range hunting, mostly in central Oregon, and he is set up for Pronghorn and deer pretty well with a .270 Remington 700. I on the other hand need (or should I say "want" haha) a good gun for shots on deer and antelope out to 600 yards. I have been thinking about building this Mauser for a long while. When I was 16 (19 now) I bought an old vz-24 large ring Mauser 98 knowing that I will sporterize it one day, and that day has come.
I do have a reloading station at my disposal and was thinking about doing a .284 win because of the 7mm performance and the ability to load long in the mauser mag-well. Now my question to you all is what chambering do you recommend for a mauser action (.280rem and .270win are too long for the long boolits :/... I tested)
[*]Bruno vz-24 action in top-notch condition (not a c&r item)
[*]I want to do it in .284 win with a 25 in bbl 1-10 twist but would like to hear your input on possible optioins
Thank you all for your help and good shooting to ya