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Old 07-30-2008, 03:59 AM
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What would you do with...

A remington 700, long action, standard (.25-06/.270/280/.30-06) bolface?


Fishing for ideas, a .280AI is springing to mind, what do you think?
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Old 07-30-2008, 08:44 AM
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I'm thinking 6.5x55 Swedish Mauser sounds good. I love that round, when loaded with 140 grain VLD bullets the ballistics are very good.
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Old 07-30-2008, 09:40 AM
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What are you wanting to do with it?

a 180gr Berger launched from a 280 Ackley at around 2800fps has some very impressive balistics.
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Old 07-30-2008, 07:34 PM
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What are you wanting to do with it?

a 180gr Berger launched from a 280 Ackley at around 2800fps has some very impressive balistics.

Mostly mountain hunting, with some long range hunting
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Old 07-30-2008, 07:52 PM
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Turn it into a 338 RUM or 338 EDGE!!
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Old 07-30-2008, 08:29 PM
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I'd love to do a 6.5-06 AI. Stoked with 130g AB or 140g VLD or AMAX, it would make a great LR deer hunting/target cartridge.

I already own a 7 RM, so doing a 280 AI doesn't really do me any good. However a 168g VLD at or near 3000fps is a dandy LR performer out to 1K.

Dont really think you can make an EDGE into a lightweight mountain rifle that you'd wanna pack up and down canyons all day. It is a dandy caliber though when matched with the 300g SMK. My 338 EDGE is one of the lighter ones that Shawn has built and it still weighs about 12.5-13 lbs w/scope, sling, bipod, scope level, ACI indicator, shells and everything else on it.

What animals are you intending to hunt? I assume deer and elk. That would play a major role in deciding which caliber you want. If elk is in the equation I would go no lower then .284" bore.
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Old 07-30-2008, 08:45 PM
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I want it to be faily light, so a big .338 or similar isn't really possible.


I live in New Zealand, hunting tahr/chamois/red deer/elk.
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