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WHAT CALIBER TO BUILD?

 
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Old 10-27-2004, 07:32 PM
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Re: WHAT CALIBER TO BUILD?

WELL I'VE BEEN HAVING AN ITCH TO MAKE A LONG RANGE SHOOTING RIG. NOW LONG RANGE TO ME IS NO MORE THAN 500 YARDS, AND I INTEND TO USE THIS RIFLE FOR OPEN RANGE HUNTING(MULE DEER, ANTELOPE,COYOTES,ETC.) I SOMETIMES HUNT ON A RANCH IN EASTERN OREGON AND SIT OVER A HUGE CANYON, WHILE SOMEONE PUSHES THE BOTTOM. WE ALSO HAVE POTENTIAL SHOTS PAST 500 YARDS. THIS WILL PRIMARILY BE A "BEANFIELD RIFLE." I THINK THIS IS MORE OF AN ITCH TO HAVE SOMETHING NEW.

I'M TORN OVER GOING WITH A STANDARD AVAILABLE CARTRIDGE THAT IS COST EFFECTIVE, OR GOING WITH SOMETHING THAT WILL COST ME IN $$$ OR TIME(RELOADING). THIS IS REALLY SAD AS I LIKE TO BREW MY OWN, BUT NEVER TAKE THE TIME TO DO SO.

I REALLY DO NEED THIS RIFLE, AS I HAVE EVERYTHING TO TAKE CARE OF MY HUNTING NEEDS FOR THE NORTH AMERICAN CONTINENT.

SUMMARY:

500 YARDS+ SHOOTING
OPEN COUNTRY
PREDATOR/MEDIUM GAME
STAND SHOOTING

I HOPE THIS HELPS
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Re: WHAT CALIBER TO BUILD?

Punching in your data, a 280Ackley might work. LB
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Old 10-27-2004, 08:55 PM
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Re: WHAT CALIBER TO BUILD?

WHAT CAN THE 280 ACKLEY DO THT THE 7MM REM MAG CAN'T?
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Re: WHAT CALIBER TO BUILD?

You might reverse your question. More efficient 500 yard cartridge. LB
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Re: WHAT CALIBER TO BUILD?

Same reason I said the 7WSM.

It will do everything you want. can reload or buy off the shelf. No belt!

build it with quality barrel and min SAAMI spec chamber with no neck turn.

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Old 10-28-2004, 06:56 AM
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Re: WHAT CALIBER TO BUILD?

Big Dog

One suggestion: release the caplock before somebody growls at you.

What LB meant is that it is much harder to read all caps. Common courtesy calls for internet users to make things easy for all our friends.

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