Originally Posted by RyanTrials
I have an older model 700 bdl in 8mm remington magnum, I got into reloading because of it, have all the stuff, even found some bullets with decent BCs for it (.323")
It's completely original with the bdl wooden stock, so my question is, What do I need to look for in a new stock? The action is longer than a standard "long action" so I have no idea what to look for in a new stock. Will a long magnum action stock work? It has the standard contour barrel... I assume just a decent synthetic stock and bedding will be good enough for a long range gun?
My uncle who handed it down to me seems to think I should just keep it as is and buy a new rifle for long range, however i already have all the reloading stuff for it and don't have much money to work with. Planning on getting maybe a vortex viper for optics. It has an older leupold vari-x 3 on it without finger adjustable turrets.
What do you guys think? Will modding it for long range be worth it or should i just save up for a rifle already set up for long range precision?
If I were you, I would stick to 8mm and get your gun upgraded. You won't regret it!
8mm RM is a fantastic round for almost all hunting purposes from deer size to moose including dangerous game (brown bear). With the 8mm RM youíll be even allowed to hunt the BIG FIVE in Central Africa! Donít go for the 7mm or 30í calibres almost anyone owns. BTW, 7 STW is just a necked down 7mm on the 8mm RM as parent caseÖ
I donít know on which distances you want to hunt, but out to 1K wonít be a problem with 8mm RM. In my opinion long enough to start with. You won't regret it! Sooner
or later there will be a 8mm bullet on the market for the special purpose of LRH. Barrels in 323í are made by almost every good and well-known barrel maker in the US or Europe. From my point of view you should go either for the Krieger or Lothar Walther.