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Old 01-28-2010, 11:25 AM
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Re: Which Big Bore cal for LR sport/hunting?

Porker.

I ran some numbers on the 378 Weatherby Mag and this is what i found.

Using the barnes led free 300grain bullet with a BC of .555 and a velocity
of 2900 ft/sec (Not that hot) the results were==

@ 850 yards the 300 gr dropped 175.9" with a 200 yard zero. wind deflection was
49.8" (10 mph cross wind) and energy was 1855 ft/lbs.

@ 1000 yards bullet drop was 277.6, wind was 81.5" and energy was 1389 ft/lbs.

So it looks like for all practical purposes 850 yards would be about the limit for
hunting Elk size game.

I like the big bores but it looks like the 338's are better at the longer distances.

My 338 Rum is good to 1100 yards on Elk. (1500 ft/lbs energy) and the brass or
loaded rounds are not hard to get.

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Old 01-28-2010, 12:10 PM
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Re: Which Big Bore cal for LR sport/hunting?

my 375 tejas (375 rum improved) 31" barrel 1-10 twist shoots smk 350 at 3000 fps with 108 gns of RL-25 and hornady 300 spbt at 3200 with 111 gns of imr 7828 ssc.
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Old 01-28-2010, 11:23 PM
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Re: Which Big Bore cal for LR sport/hunting?

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my 375 tejas (375 rum improved) 31" barrel 1-10 twist shoots smk 350 at 3000 fps with 108 gns of RL-25 and hornady 300 spbt at 3200 with 111 gns of imr 7828 ssc.
That's a good neighborhood to be in !!!!

That should do the job.

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Old 03-27-2010, 12:38 PM
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Re: Which Big Bore cal for LR sport/hunting?

Thanks all, much appreciated all your comments...I will now need to determine what reemers are available in this part of the world.... that, believe it or not, is also a serious consideration...

but I think I have all I need in this thread...bunch of calibers I have never even heard of!! will keep you posted
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Old 04-01-2010, 11:23 AM
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Re: Which Big Bore cal for LR sport/hunting?

pacific tool and guage will grind you anyreamer they proly able to send it to you too
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Old 04-16-2010, 05:45 PM
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Re: Which Big Bore cal for LR sport/hunting?

The black powder cartridge rifle competitors shoot .45-70 and similar .40 and .45 caliber rounds to 1,000 yards in their competitions. They seem to do pretty well at that distance with replical falling block rifles.

Trajectory like a rainbow compared to a big bore Weatherby. But works fine for competition at known distances. But maybe not the best choice if you're also wanting to hunt with it at long range.
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Old 04-17-2010, 10:20 PM
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Re: Which Big Bore cal for LR sport/hunting?

I'm glad somebody mentioned the 45-70 as it has been reaching out and touching something way out there for over 100 years. Is it the best there is? No. Will it do the job? sure; depends on the job though. I will say I have had a bit of a hard on for the 404 Jeffery for quite the while now. You should be able to get plenty for that in Africa, though I have no idea as to its long range potential.
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