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Unread 01-20-2010, 10:16 AM
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Re: Custom build for my Fiance

Remington 7mm-08 with 168 gr. Berger vld. It will hammer deer and black bears over 1,000yds. My wife and 2 of my friends wives shoot the same loads in all their rifles and they are all deadly out to 1,255 yds. Very little recoil with 26" factory rifle. No brakes.
But all of them shoot alot. 2-3,000 rounds a year.
Practice and shot placement!
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    Unread 01-20-2010, 11:53 AM
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    there is a wonderful model 7 stainless 7mm-08 in the classified section right now. Its scoped and ready to go!

    Check it out!

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    Two rifles that will make it to 1K easy enough for what you mentioned. A 257 Wby with a 1-8 twist 28 inch barrel and 130 gr RBBT Wildcats is relatively mild as far as recoil goes. I have a brake for mine but took it off and shoot without it (of course I weigh a little more than 105#). The Wildcat bullet carries a lot of weight down range with really good sectional density. If you do not lighten up the rifle too much the recoil will be manageable.

    A 264 Win mag with a 140 class bullet will have more recoil but is the same case with better bore diameter.

    I might shy away from shooting a bear at 1K with them because you really don't want to get into dealing with a wounded bear if things don't go well and a lot of times things don't go well.

    What I did with my kids is let them practice a lot with a 308 and save the over bore rifles for hunting. Worked out very well for them. So I would suggest that the 243 would be the practice rifle and 257 or 264 Mag be the hunting rifle.
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    Unread 01-20-2010, 05:07 PM
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    Thanks for all the replies guys. Ive decided to go ahead with a muzzle brake. Im not a fig fan of how loud they are but will deff help her situation.
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    look no further 7mm rem mag. its less recoil than the 300 win and more afective than 270s and 7-08s l take brown bear and grizzly and ibex from 500 too 1000 meters with a 7 rem mag and its my favorite calibre. 150 grain federal classic 350 yards on a massive hog bullet went through the bellt and out of the oter side and huge blood trail the hog onl went 20 yard before it died. blood was hoseing out of him. so go for it mate its a beautiful and preety lookin cartridge she will love it.
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    with a brake....go with one of the big 7mm's. Lots of bullet choices and high BC's.
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    My wife shoots my 270 WSM very comfortably, it's 12.5 lbs though but she shoots it as good if not better than I do at 1000yrds. When the 169.5 Wildcat bullets start cranking for it, it will be an awesome way to go.
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