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Old 01-19-2010, 07:24 PM
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More confused than ever

First of all I appreciate all of the comments on all of the topics and questions that I have had. Everyone has been patient with me and everyone has been great. Thank you. But I have one more.
I just got off the phone with the rayhills with stockade stocks. They are amazing people and very helpful teaching me what I would need. i have my savage stevens in a 300 win mag. I am going to build a rifle off of this platform. Mr. rayhill wants to build me a 7wsm for long range hunting. the purpose of my rifle is to be able to ethically take Antelope and Deer over 1k and moose and elk upto 1k. All opinions welcome? What to do!

Darrin
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Old 01-19-2010, 07:37 PM
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Re: More confused than ever

Antelope and Deer over 1k that's close to 1100 yards or more depending on how much over 1k your talking about, and moose and elk upto 1k roughly 1100 yards. You said-All opinions welcome? IMHO you better start thinking in terms of 300 rum, 338 rum, 338 edge, 338ax...something along these lines. Just my 2 cents.
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Old 01-19-2010, 07:51 PM
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Re: More confused than ever

Let's start by saying that the concept of ethical is subject and means different things to different people and we avoid talking about ethics in these forums.

That being said, you should better define wht kind of oerformance you are looking for. My defintion centers aroung the performnce of the bullet, which in most cases is 1800 fps mimimum expanding velocity. For deer and antelope 1K is going to be at the edge of most bullets performance in a WSM or 7RM or 300WM, and maybe beyond range depending on load or altitude. If you want to exceed 1K, I would recommend a RUM cartridge or bigger.

Hope that helps,

Mark
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Old 01-19-2010, 08:02 PM
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Re: More confused than ever

Thank you for the replys. Did not mean to bring up the ethic situation. I understand that very much. Typing into my ballistics calculator. The 7m shooting the berger 168 grn bullet at 3050 fps puts me at 1400 yrds at an altitude of 6000 where i am hunting. I am not saying that the 7mm is the do all round by any means .

darrin
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Old 01-19-2010, 08:08 PM
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Darrin, are you sure your input is correct? I get 1100 yds @1800 fps with the 168 and an MV of 3050, @ 6000'
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Old 01-19-2010, 08:17 PM
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Montana you are right I made a mistake some where. The first which got me to 1400 was inputed into Ballistic Flight on my iphone the second which I got exactly like you was put in to my jbm calculator. i don't know what I am doing wrong with my Iphone calculator

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Old 01-19-2010, 08:47 PM
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Re: More confused than ever

in 7mm i'd say rum or stw ,other than that i'd just step into to .338 realm you'd be happier there.
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