Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics


Reply

What 30 caliber should I build for 1000yd competition and hunting

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #8  
Old 11-24-2002, 12:16 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: WV.
Posts: 19
Re: What 30 caliber should I build for 1000yd competition and hunting

sorry i forgot the 300 AI is formed off of 300 win.mag. brass
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 11-25-2002, 12:33 AM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 453
Re: What 30 caliber should I build for 1000yd competition and hunting

OK 300AI= 300win mag brass
308Baer=300wthby brass.

Now, which does anyone prefer, and why? Also, what advantage, if any, would the lazerroni cartridges have, due to not having the belted case?

Thanks guys.
__________________
You try to get closer to the target,..and I keep trying to get further away.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 11-25-2002, 08:17 AM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Fredericksburg VA
Posts: 4,058
Re: What 30 caliber should I build for 1000yd competition and hunting

Using the 300 Weatherby brass for the 308 Baer leaves shorter necks than using the 375 or 340 Weatherby. You can get Norma 375 and have good results and quality brass. Most seem to use one of the latter brass as the starting point.

Good luck.

BH
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 11-25-2002, 09:10 AM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 453
Re: What 30 caliber should I build for 1000yd competition and hunting

Thanks gentlemen. I will look for some data on the 308baer and 300AI.

Anyone have any idea where I can find some load data and balistics on these calibers?
__________________
You try to get closer to the target,..and I keep trying to get further away.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 11-25-2002, 11:31 AM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 1,757
Re: What 30 caliber should I build for 1000yd competition and hunting

JustC

If you throw ANY of the improved 30 cals in a pile, there's not much difference between them.
Some have 40 degree shoulders while most have 35 degree or less.
Most will perform the SAME at 1000 yd matches with even the SAME loads. You can add the 300 Weatherby to that statement also.

This includes the 308 Baer, the 30 Goodling, the 300 RDP, the 30 Ackley and a host of other creations with the parent case being the 300 and 375 H&H mags.

You can't go wrong if you like the 30 cal bore, with a tight neck straight 300 Weatherby for match shooting from a custom chambered rifle.

The 30 Cals are the biggest winners at Williamsport and this is because of the primium brass and bullets that are available for them.

It's a toss up, but if you don't like fireforming and excess barrel wear and most of your shooting is going to be target work, go with a 300 Weatherby or 300 Win Mag.
If your going to be shooting target and Longrange hunting where you may need additional velocity, try ANY of the IMP 30s.

Later
DC
__________________
Darryl Cassel
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 11-25-2002, 10:42 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 453
Re: What 30 caliber should I build for 1000yd competition and hunting

Thank You Darryl. Any of the 30IMP's your personal favorite?
__________________
You try to get closer to the target,..and I keep trying to get further away.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 11-25-2002, 11:12 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 1,757
Re: What 30 caliber should I build for 1000yd competition and hunting

JustC

I have the 30 Goodling, the 30 RDP and have had several 308 Baers in the past.

There's no noticable difference between the three as far as case appearence is concerned.

At present, my 30 Goodling and straight 300 Weatherby's shoot the best.

Later
DC
__________________
Darryl Cassel
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads for: What 30 caliber should I build for 1000yd competition and hunting
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
6.5-284/custom build/huskamaw/1000yd cabinfever Guns For Sale 12 12-27-2010 10:33 PM
My first official 1000yd. F class competition *Prairie Princess* Long Range Hunting & Shooting 13 05-09-2009 01:17 PM
RCBS COMPETITION SEATER DIE (25 CALIBER) stripes Guns For Sale 0 02-21-2007 01:21 PM
What is the best compromise for 1000yd benchrest/hunting caliber? JustC Long Range Hunting & Shooting 2 10-28-2002 07:37 AM

Current Poll
Do you plan to buy a new custom rifle in the next 12 months?
YES - Of course - 73.09%
1,548 Vote
NO - wife/girlfriend won't let me. - 26.91%
570 Votes
Total Votes: 2,118
You may not vote on this poll.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:18 PM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC