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Unread 07-05-2004, 10:49 PM
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new project idea/questions

I currently have a remington short action. My goal is a handgun with a 1000 yard kill potential on elk. My thought on cartridge choice for this is 338-284, shooting 300gr smk of course.

First, just in general, what do you think?
Second, any ideas on what max velocity would be out of a 15in barrel?
Third, what twist would be required?

Thanks for any input
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Unread 07-06-2004, 05:49 PM
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Re: new project idea/questions

Sure got me on that one. I'm suprised sscoyote hasn't chimed in, I believe he's a handcannon guy.

Personally I don't see how sending the 338 300 could be a wrong choice.
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Unread 07-24-2004, 10:17 AM
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Re: new project idea/questions

Ok, no takers I guess

Anyway I was thinking a 9 tiwst and hoping for 2000fps.
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Unread 07-25-2004, 07:00 PM
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Re: new project idea/questions

Weatherby has or did have something to that effect. Seen them listed on gunbroker fro sale.
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Unread 07-25-2004, 07:12 PM
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Re: new project idea/questions

a 1000yd pistol that will not only hit an elk but kill one. that will be some kind of weapon!!!!! no offense meant just kind of amazed at the idea
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Unread 07-25-2004, 09:58 PM
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I think that most of us on this site are a little leery of downplaying another's longrange idea because we have received such bad attitudes from so many others that don't believe in long range hunting. So rather than disagreeing with your idea, most are practicing the concept of "if you don't have anything good to say, don't say anything at all." Maybe, maybe not...

Starting velocity = 2020 fps.

15.0" barrel/ 300 gr. SMK/ 3.100" oal.

Here are the statistics at 1000 yards:

1199 fps. remaining
1.95 seconds Time to Target
957 ft/lbs of energy remaing
-528" Drop with a 200 yard zero
82.6" Drift with a 10 mph. wind at 90 degrees

You judge for yourself.


[ 07-25-2004: Message edited by: Crispin Goodall ]
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Unread 07-25-2004, 11:13 PM
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Re: new project idea/questions

Thank you Crispin, and I understand what you mean.
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