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what caliber for long range (700) yards on deer size game

Well I am dead set on getting another tikka t3 currently own a .243 Must say I am very pleased. So the model of gun is not what is in question. I just wonder what is the best caliber for out to 700 yards? I want something that has good ballistics with factory loads! Thanks in advance Zach.
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    Re: what caliber for long range (700) yards on deer size game

    Shooting paper or elk. It makes a difference on caliber.
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    Re: what caliber for long range (700) yards on deer size game

    300 win
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    Re: what caliber for long range (700) yards on deer size game

    A 7mm rem mag or a 7mm stw will do nicely and ammo is readily available.

    Both are good for 1000 yards but work best in the 6 to 800 yard range.

    The next step up would be a 300 RUM if you wanted to go bigger but ammo is a little
    pricey.

    The 7 mm RUM Is a power house but ammo has been hard to find.

    Also if you like short actions , the WSMs are a good choice,

    In other words there are lots of good choices for your need.

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    Re: what caliber for long range (700) yards on deer size game

    7mm rem or a 300 win
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    Re: what caliber for long range (700) yards on deer size game

    another vote for the 7mm stw...
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    Re: what caliber for long range (700) yards on deer size game

    7mm Rem Ultra Mag if you handload. I love my rifle and will never part with it (with muzzle-brake). Accuracy seems to come easy to these huge cartridges, not sure why...
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