Re: New LR setup
The new 700 LR looks to be an excellent rifle, and quite a package deal for the price. It has a $300 B&C Medalist stock on it from the factory, and a 26" heavy barrel. That already puts you ahead in the game. All that's left is replace the trigger with a Jewell, bed the action, float the barrel, slap some optics on it, and develop your load, and you'll be set.
I have been debating on getting a couple of them to try out (7mm RM & .25-06).
I think the 7mmRM would be a great option, although you will get slightly better barrel life with the .300WM. Other than that, they are VERY close ballistically and performance-wise.
I am a 7mm fan, so I would go 7mmRM, as it is my favorite all-around caliber for just about any type of game hunting, and with heavy bullet can really reach on out there and do-so efficiently.
I use the Berger 168 VLD's for my hunting loads in 7mmRM and they have performed flawlessly. The 160gr Nosler Accubonds have been an excellent bullet for me, as well.
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