Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Chatting and General Stuff > General Discussion

General Discussion Must wear red or OD green socks to participate. I can't see your socks, please be honest.


Reply

Cartridge Selection For Long Range

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-16-2014, 09:34 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 8
Cartridge Selection For Long Range

Hello everyone this is my first post on this forum. I have read many threads and beat my head against the wall trying to decide what cartridge to go with for my long range rifle build. For this rifle I am going to be using it to shoot in some long range matches.
I have already purchased a 7mm 29" Krieger blank (1 in 9 twist) because the gunsmith down the road had it but I am not restricting mysef to this caliber. I can always sell it if something else comes along. Here is what I am thinking for cartridges.

7mm-08
7mm Rem Mag
7mm-300 Win Mag
6.5 Creedmoor
.260 Remington

For an action I am going to go with a Defiance Deviant. And a Jewell Trigger. I guess my main issue is I am looking for a cartridge that is available to be found or easily made (7mm-300). Just would like some opinions on the topic or any other cartridge ideas you guys may have ! Thanks !
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-16-2014, 10:42 PM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Central MT
Posts: 753
Re: Cartridge Selection For Long Range

Quote:
Originally Posted by 408s10 View Post
For this rifle I am going to be using it to shoot in some long range matches.
Throw in the 284 Win for consideration. Many 1000 yard match shooters are shooting the 284 Win.

Record-Setting .284 Win F-Classer
__________________
Shoot CONFIDENT, Shoot SMART, Shoot STRAIGHT
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-16-2014, 10:48 PM
ntg ntg is offline
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: ID
Posts: 319
Re: Cartridge Selection For Long Range

Aa..two on your list are not 7mm cartridges if you already have the 7mm barrel. Along with the 284win, I'd add the 280AI. I really love my 7-08, but if I wanted a little more speed I'd probably do one of those two. The 7saum actually has a lot going for it, but I'm not sure if it'll catch on and getting components for the 284 and the 280AI will be easier.

A good read: 7mm Cartridge Guide within AccurateShooter.com
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-16-2014, 11:06 PM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: End of the Oregon Trail
Posts: 588
Re: Cartridge Selection For Long Range

From your list, and if you are new to the game, I would pick the 6.5 Creedmoor. It is gaining popularity and has VERY GOOD match grade factory ammo at a reasonable price. Incredible inherent accuracy. Most sporting goods stores carry 6.5 Creed ammo these days. It is hard to find match grade factory ammo for some of the others on your list.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-16-2014, 11:45 PM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: ohio
Posts: 901
Re: Cartridge Selection For Long Range

if it was me and I had that barrel it would be the good old 7 rem mag good load data lots of factory ammo options which means plenty of brass relativley cheap to shoot
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-17-2014, 12:31 AM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: California Central Coast
Posts: 1,348
Re: Cartridge Selection For Long Range

You have a 7mm Krieger. If it were me I'd go with some 7mm/284.

None of the 7mm chamberings you listed are very popular for competition but all can be used. 7mm-08 is the hardest to reach that far.

The 260 is well known and extremely capable. The Creedmoor looses a little velocity to the 260 but that's all. If you choose one these two chamberings, tap your ruby slippers together and repeat theres no powder like H4350 powder, theres no powder like H4350 powder (LOL)

I shoot a self built semi custom in 260 to 1000 yards for comps. Oh, it's this week end.

But sticking with the 7mm Barrel, if it were me - in the following order:
284 Winchester
7mm/300WSM
7mmWSM
280 AI

I have an unfinished 284 to try for F-Open or other 1000 yard shooting. So I'd guess I take my own advice.
__________________
Fred Seaman
“Ask, Listen, Learn, Grow”
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-17-2014, 12:48 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 8
Re: Cartridge Selection For Long Range

Thanks so much for the suggestions it seems like so far the 284 is the most suggested. My only issue is the brass... Where can you find it?
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:30 PM.


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