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Which 30 Cal. for elk? (New Member)

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Unread 10-27-2006, 05:11 PM
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I kinda had that same agenda. Im having a 338-378 improved being built for this. I hope it shoots good. Its being built by a Highly recomended smith. All the thousand yard guy's I personally know use him. Plus I had a friend buy a 338-378 and all I have is a 300rum, that just wasn't gonna fly. He's threatening to buy a 50. Hope he dosent, if he does one of kirby's 510 am may have to show up on my door step. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] Hope this helps

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Very interesting!! Is it a standard Weatherby 378 necked down to the 338? Did a search on this but not much info. Where can I find more info?? And, would you give more details related to your Rifle.

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    It'll depend partially on your personal preferences. Any .30cal I'm familiar with will shoot sub-MOA....gun and shooter typically define group size. You've got some good tips already on what to do with the gun.

    While I don't have the inclination to take 1000yd shots at elk, I picked the 300WM for 600yds because I felt it was the largest enjoyable cartidge to shoot WITHOUT a muzzle break (MY personal preference). Frankly I'd be comfortable with it at 1000....extra energy is not bad but you can take horsepower to extremes too.
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    I have spent the past two evenings read the info within this board. Wow!! I have a lot to consider and alot to learn before I build such a rifle.

    If you could answer just a few more questions:

    Where can I find balistic comparisons on the 30-378 cartridges and the 338-378 cartridges?

    Is Krieger a good barrel maker? No, then who?

    Who makes the best range finder (1000 yds+)?

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    From everything I've heard and read, the best rangefinder at 1000+ is the Swarovski, then Leica, then Bushnell.
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    Some good barrels

    Kreiger
    Rock
    Broughton
    Lilja
    Spencer
    Schnieder

    I have a Lilja and a Spencer.

    Critical issue is what the smith does with a good barrel. You will need a gunsmith who understands long range hunting and knows what barrel with what twist will go with what bullet and can put a good chamber that barrel. A good smith will deliver a gun that shoots less than 0.5 MOA.


    Unless you are just in the mood for a custom gun, I would recommend you take Roy's advice and see what you can coax out of your factory gun.
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    its the 338-378 blown out with a 37.5 degree shoulder and some of the taper taken out.
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