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Old 11-15-2003, 07:39 PM
 
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Whats the "Hottest" 30 caliber?

If you were going to build (have built) the fastest, most accurate, 30 caliber, what would it be and why?

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Old 11-15-2003, 08:29 PM
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Re: Whats the "Hottest" 30 caliber?

how concerned are you with barrel life????

I have shot a 300 rem ultra mag and it wallops, but will burn a barrel out in less than 1000 rounds.

My 308 is more accurate and has less than half the recoil. One of the guns has atleast 3000 rounds through it and shows no signs of throat erosion problems.

what do you really want to do with this rifle, and maybe I can give suggestions. Do you want a standard chambering? new wildcat? what size and type of barrel? weight of gun is it a bencher or do you actually plan on carrying it?
I dont want to sound rude or anything but need to know more about your intentions before I can recommend anything.

My favorite 30 is the 308 followed closely by the 300 wsm, I dont know how barrel life will be with the wsm yet.
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Old 11-15-2003, 09:13 PM
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Re: Whats the "Hottest" 30 caliber?

Don

1. How far do you want to shoot?
2. What bullet weight do you plan on shooting?

There are many good 30 Cals floating around that will give you extreme velocity, if that's what your after.
Any improved 300 Weatherbys will work and win often at Williamsport. The 300 RUM and 300 RUM IMP (Tomahawk) will work well, the fastest is probably the 30/416 Rigby IMP with 36" barrels. The 30/378 is a hot one to and second to the 30/416 IMP.

Anything smaller, such as a 308 Win. will not be as effecient at extreme range if you want to reach way out there and touch something.

you have to decide which weight bullet you want to shoot and what range you want to reach out to and how large the game is going to be you want to Longrange hunt?

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Old 11-15-2003, 09:27 PM
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Re: Whats the "Hottest" 30 caliber?

I just got a 30 338 laupa improved with a 35 degree shoulder built on a savage action with a 30 inch tensioned barrel. The gun was built for a walk around hunting rifle to shoot 1 to 1000 yards. The 30-338 laupa mag is the fastest I have ever used I am getting 3985 FPs with 103.5 IMR 7828 and the 150 grain Hornady Interbond. With the muzzle break shootings the 150's has little recoil but the heavy bullets will really thumb you. Hope this helps [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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Old 11-15-2003, 10:09 PM
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Re: Whats the "Hottest" 30 caliber?

DC,

What about the 30/505, 240 gr bullet 5200 fps! Only four click @ 1000 yds.

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Old 11-15-2003, 10:24 PM
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Re: Whats the "Hottest" 30 caliber?

That will work Vern---- [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img] Lets chamber that one up.


To the poster shooting the smaller 150 gr bullets which don't have a very high BC for longrange shooting.
I was getting 3650 FPS from a 36" barreled 30/378 Weatherby using 200 gr. MKs
117 Grs of WC-872 was the powder of choice.

The 30/416 IMP will do better then what I was getting with my 30/378 though and with heavier, and higher BC bullets.
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Old 11-15-2003, 10:31 PM
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Re: Whats the "Hottest" 30 caliber?

DC,

I'm think a 52" barrel? [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
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