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Old 04-11-2013, 07:17 PM
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Rebarrel hunting rifle.

Hello everyone,

Ive got a 7mm rem mag that i use for anything past 500 yards that i keep in the truck in case we see something from the truck out in the field. It is too heavy to pack, thats why i keep it in the truck. A 7mm rem mag is a good long range hunting round, i know. But i consider it the bare minimum (no pun intended) for that type of work. What is a caliber that i can switch to when i rebarrel that is in 30 caliber or 338 but has the same bolt face? It must be at the least, equal to a 300 win mag in energy. Would a 338 winchester magnum be any better than my 7 mag or a 300 mag? Any answer appreciated, thanks.
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Guns I own: 300 winchester magnum, 7mm Rem mag, 243, H&R 22 revolver, BT99 12 gauge, 20 gauge break action. 20 gauge pump, 22 break action, 257 Roberts, winchester super x 1. Wishlist: 308 winchester, 6.5mm-284 Norma, 17 HMR, 7mm RUM, another 7mm rem mag LOL, 44 magnum revolver, 30-30 lever action, 44 lever action.
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Old 04-11-2013, 08:54 PM
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Re: Rebarrel hunting rifle.

.300 ultra, .300 Weatherby,.338 ultra, or .338 edge.
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Old 04-11-2013, 09:19 PM
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Re: Rebarrel hunting rifle.

Funny how "ultraedge" suggests the .300 and .338 Ultra and .338 edge....

They're fine choices.
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Old 04-11-2013, 09:26 PM
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Re: Rebarrel hunting rifle.

338 edge
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Old 04-11-2013, 09:38 PM
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Re: Rebarrel hunting rifle.

I would look into the 7mmSTW if you want to keep the .284 caliber, but reach on out there, honestly. I love my STW. You should read up about the caliber if you don't know much about it. The ballistics are quite impressive. Especially pushing the heavy Berger 180 VLD's for long-range.
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The 284 is to the STW what a tricycle is to a Ninja.
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Old 04-11-2013, 09:45 PM
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Re: Rebarrel hunting rifle.

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I would look into the 7mmSTW if you want to keep the .284 caliber, but reach on out there, honestly. I love my STW. You should read up about the caliber if you don't know much about it. The ballistics are quite impressive. Especially pushing the heavy Berger 180 VLD's for long-range.
Yeah i know of the 7 stw. What is the barrel life on that? Where on earth can you get brass for it?
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Guns I own: 300 winchester magnum, 7mm Rem mag, 243, H&R 22 revolver, BT99 12 gauge, 20 gauge break action. 20 gauge pump, 22 break action, 257 Roberts, winchester super x 1. Wishlist: 308 winchester, 6.5mm-284 Norma, 17 HMR, 7mm RUM, another 7mm rem mag LOL, 44 magnum revolver, 30-30 lever action, 44 lever action.
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Old 04-11-2013, 09:52 PM
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Re: Rebarrel hunting rifle.

What about the 7mm RUM? What kind of barrel life does that have?
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Guns I own: 300 winchester magnum, 7mm Rem mag, 243, H&R 22 revolver, BT99 12 gauge, 20 gauge break action. 20 gauge pump, 22 break action, 257 Roberts, winchester super x 1. Wishlist: 308 winchester, 6.5mm-284 Norma, 17 HMR, 7mm RUM, another 7mm rem mag LOL, 44 magnum revolver, 30-30 lever action, 44 lever action.
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