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View Poll Results: What Caliber
7 Rem Mag 109 15.22%
7 STW 63 8.80%
7 Ultra Mag 27 3.77%
308 Win 37 5.17%
30-06 Spring 45 6.28%
300 Win Mag 118 16.48%
300 Ultra 84 11.73%
338 Ultra 62 8.66%
338 Lapua 151 21.09%
338-378 20 2.79%
Voters: 716. You may not vote on this poll

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The Perfect Long Rifle

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Unread 12-30-2004, 03:47 PM
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The Perfect Long Rifle

Ok, I know this doesn't exist, but I want us to try. I think through the 6 billion years of combined experience on this board we can come up with a "perfect" rifle.

The rules of this are 1. Don't complain if your vote isn't accepted. I will have Dave delete this if it turns into a flame war and 2. Explain why you voted for what. This will help other members decide and may get more votes for our choice.

The first thing we need to decide is what caliber. Obviously I'm voting for the Lapua. I love this round for its accuracy and ballistics. I believe it combines the best of the two thing LRH search for the most.

If you don't see an obvious caliber, let me know and I'll edit the poll (if I can).

Most importantly, HAVE FUN!!!!!

On Saturday, I'll post the action poll.

Jim
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    Re: The Perfect Long Rifle

    I can't edit the poll, so I'll count the no listed calibers when you post them. I know alot are missing, such as the 6.5-284 and 338/416 Imp. So don't feel bad about your favorite being left out.

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    Re: The Perfect Long Rifle

    I'm a .338 fan, I believe it offers the best combination of killing power, retained energy, ballistics, and accuracy.

    Any of the high capacity 338's will work, I voted for the 338 Ultra Mag as I think it's likely to be the commercial success of the ones listed.
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    Unread 01-03-2005, 07:52 PM
     
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    Re: The Perfect Long Rifle

    are we talking long rifle or long range rifle in my view they are different
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    Re: The Perfect Long Rifle

    I go for the 7mm STW you can shoot it in a 10lbs rifle easy without a Muzzle brake and it bucks the wind just as good as the big .30's and .338's without the recoil. I also like how it retains energy at 1000+ yards.
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    Re: The Perfect Long Rifle

    I ticked 300 Ultra because 30/378 was not listed

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    Re: The Perfect Long Rifle

    What know .338 edge
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