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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


The Perfect Long Rifle

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Unread 01-03-2011, 09:40 PM
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Re: The Perfect Long Rifle

Well I wanted to vote for the 338 EDGE but it was not listed. I chose the 338 LAPUA in place cause its so close. I like the EDGE cause it gets close to 338 LAPUA for alot less money.
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Unread 01-04-2011, 01:40 AM
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Re: The Perfect Long Rifle

I was torn between the 7rum 300rum 338rum. Don't own a 338rum. The 300rum is hard to beat. I think because of better component selection.
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Unread 01-04-2011, 09:49 AM
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Re: The Perfect Long Rifle

Like an early post is this a perfect long rifle or long range rifle? Due to economics and availability I would chose between the 30-06 and 308. If it where strictly a personal hunting rig probably the -06 would be the choice. If it had to pull double duty and also be a competition rifle then I would lean towards the 308.
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Unread 01-04-2011, 02:10 PM
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Re: The Perfect Long Rifle

I VOTED lapua, but have a 338 Norma in the works
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Unread 01-09-2011, 09:23 AM
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Re: The Perfect Long Rifle

Not a single 6.5??? My vote would be either for a 6.5x55 in a newer action such as the Steyr SBS (I have one, its a sweet little gun!)or 6.5-284. I am quite familiar with all of the downfalls, barrel wear and the such. But my reasoning is Low recoil and it still carries plenty of energy and velocity a long way. The 6.5x55 may not be a great long range rifle but it is every bit as suitable as a .308, likely more. People turn away from at it because they look at the loading manuals that only have loads listed up to 46,000 PSI, but with a new action you can go far beyond that.
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Unread 01-10-2011, 02:02 PM
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Re: The Perfect Long Rifle

I voted for the .300 RUM. I have a long range rifle built around this cartridge. The .338 Lapua would be the better choice but the recoil would be harder to manage for some.
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Unread 01-10-2011, 03:53 PM
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Re: The Perfect Long Rifle

I voted for the 7mm rem mag because not a bad recoil, great b.c. for bullets, good all arourd hitting power. But most of all my father inlaw gave me his reloading equipment and that was the die that matched the cal. that would give me the most versitility for what i wanted to do.
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