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Old 01-09-2013, 09:35 PM
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picking a new caliber

So I want to build another custom and I am kicking around the idea of a 270 allen magnum 7mm allen magnum or just going big with a 338 or 375 allen. So if you have experienxe with theses calibers can you please give your two cents and maybe a list of pros and cons. I already have a 338 lapua and a 300 win mag and I do reload. I hunt elk and deer but am kinda liking the idea of a fast 270 for deer but if berger gets the new 7mm off the ground who knows. Well I hope someone can shed some light on this for me.
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Old 01-10-2013, 06:46 PM
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Re: picking a new caliber

First things first, i've been shooting all my life pretty much, but new to the "oddball" calibers.


i'm working on deciding a new gun too since my brother-in-law is a gunsmith i decided it's time to order something.

i currently have a 7mag & .243


have you looked at the .280 AI, it will give you more bullet selection than the .270 and a bit less recoil than the 7mag while still keeping very close to same ballistics (thats the reason I'm looking at the switch) I will say i'm unfamiliar with the Allen so not sure how they compare to the 280 ackley/7mm rem mag

right now i'm looking at a .280AI, then having him take my 7mag and turn it into ?????
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Old 01-10-2013, 11:08 PM
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Re: picking a new caliber

7MM Allen mag or .338 Allen xpress. 7AM good for antelope up thru elk and .338ax good for deer and elk. my .02 they are sweet rifles.
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Old 01-10-2013, 11:12 PM
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Re: picking a new caliber

there is a 7mm Allen Mag in the classifieds in this forum for sale or was for sale they don't last long.
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Old 01-11-2013, 11:59 PM
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Re: picking a new caliber

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Originally Posted by tim62988 View Post
First things first, i've been shooting all my life pretty much, but new to the "oddball" calibers.


i'm working on deciding a new gun too since my brother-in-law is a gunsmith i decided it's time to order something.

i currently have a 7mag & .243


have you looked at the .280 AI, it will give you more bullet selection than the .270 and a bit less recoil than the 7mag while still keeping very close to same ballistics (thats the reason I'm looking at the switch) I will say i'm unfamiliar with the Allen so not sure how they compare to the 280 ackley/7mm rem mag

right now i'm looking at a .280AI, then having him take my 7mag and turn it into ?????

Everything you say about the 280AI is true, and it is a nice caliber, but the 7mm AM is in a completely different world velocity wise.
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Old 01-12-2013, 01:10 PM
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Re: picking a new caliber

So does anyone have there own personal, pros, cons, thoughts, opinions etc on these calibers it would be appreciated I've read most of the stuff on here and just trying to gatjer some more current info. Thanks
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Old 01-12-2013, 01:32 PM
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Re: picking a new caliber

So does anyone have there own personal, pros, cons, thoughts, opinions etc on these calibers it would be appreciated I've read most of the stuff on here and just trying to gatjer some more current info. Thanks
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