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Unread 03-17-2003, 06:44 AM
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Hi and thanks in advance,

I have a buddy that asked me to post this for him, (no access to WWW). He has a 700 Action; Magnum bolt face and is looking to build a custom rifle to "reach out there." He doesn't want to use a muzzle break and likes the long barrels. We shoot together, and he is looking to shoot targets and critters out to 1000 yards and better. I suggested a 300 Tomahawk but he wanted other suggestions. The Tomahawk is best with a muzzle break anyway.

One thing is for sure, the best long range shooting info comes from this board!!!!!

Thanks for the help
Frank D
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Unread 03-17-2003, 07:25 AM
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I heard a story that one time Dave King shot his 338 Lapua with no break and snot came outta his nose.... but he ain't all together there.. i think he likes pain....

Whats your buddy have against breaks....

IMO 300 winny is the smallest to go with for 1K but you might need a little more horse power.. you won't or shoudln't think of Elk sized game at 1K with it....
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Unread 03-17-2003, 10:21 AM
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Shame they didn't get that on video. I just fell out of my seat from the mental picture.

If I can kill that coyote from here, Will you walk out to get him?
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Unread 03-17-2003, 08:46 PM
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I never saw somebody get the snot knocked out of them by a gun but I know one guy had his fillings shook loose by a 338Yogi. And Crowmag thought that was funny too! [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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Unread 03-17-2003, 09:38 PM
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It must have been the brake that shook your fillings I know it was not the recoil from that 338 Yogi [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img] I don't think I would shoot the Yogi with out the brake it is only 35lbs.
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Unread 03-17-2003, 10:51 PM
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Come on guys, I shoot my 416wby with 400 grainers sub moa accurately all the time, it don't have no brake..... yet! [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img] It's a body shaker for sure and one you need to work up to! I shot my 338wm for a long time with 250 X bullets going very, very fast with no brake long before I went there. [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]

I would recommend the 300 Rum, 300 Tomahawk as well. 338/300 Ultra Improved would be a nice rig using the 300gr SMK too! Going all out, get a 34-38" barrel.

Brakes are just so sweet, talk him into a threaded one, only remove it the first few rounds he fires through it first, then put it on and try a few more... I don't think he'll take it back off again unless he absolutely has to. [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
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Unread 03-18-2003, 03:17 AM
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Here is my most recoil in one day .I shot my two 338 win mags 300 times with 200 gr bullets .Then I shot my Remington 416 s that weight 7.5 pounds 8.25 with scopes 150 times .I shoot from a standing bench off a milk crate with bull bags with two past pads for the 416s .Its very fun.I was alright shoot 125 of speer 350gr bullets at reduced 2400fps then I had to try my buffalo loads 410gr woodleigh bullets at 2500 fps .I shot about 20 then my shoulder started to sting and I felt mt eye move when I shot I stopped.You have to shoot the big guns standing.I shoot 1" groups with both the remingtons and my winchester model 70 express 416 rem mag.I have shot my 416s over 1600 times and only got stung once.You can have too much fun.I have never shot my 338-378 accumark without a brake some day I will.That gun has no kick about like a 270 if that.The worst kick to me is 7mm stw feels like a hammer too quick.And the 300 win mag is second.The 338 and up kick slower you have to let people shoot you gun to believe it.After people shoot my 416 Winchester they say it kicks like heavy dove loads standing .It takes practice but a standing bench is alot more useful in the field .
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