Originally Posted by joshua99ta
Guys I have been really been holding off on starting my new rifle build... and I guess I'm doing it b/c I'm having trouble deciding on a caliber.
I had a 7mm RUM sendero that was stolen.. so NOW I have over 100 new brass and probably 50 once fired cases, along w/ only one box of 7mm 180 gr bergers. and about a pound of retumbo, 3 lbs of imr7828 and a set of 7mmRUM dies.
SO I want to lean toward the 7mmRUM... BUT I keep reading such good things about the 7mmRUM, 30-378 and even the 338 rounds.
I probably wont be shooting @ game over 800 yards and mostly and rather often between 400 and 600. BUT I do want to be able to shoot on out to 1000 @ deer.
I wish there were heavier bullets for the 7mm but 180 is the heaviest I have found, but at the same time I've read on several occasions that the 300RUM is a way more effecient round.
Guys help me steer in the right direction!!! How can I make up my mind on what caliber to go with???
I think for what you are going to do with it the 7RUM is more than enough and is one of the
flattest rounds available and will take deer beyond 1000 yards.
If you had said elk, I would have recomended the 338 or the 300 but both are not nessary
And you are familiar with the 7 RUM and with a custom barrel it should be more accurate than
the Sendero.and I would add a couple of inches to the barrel for even more velocity.
I think someone is making a 190gr bullet in .284 but again it is not nessary and with the 162
and 168 grain bullets they will perform great out to and past 1000 yards.
Just my opinion
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