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Old 02-07-2009, 02:51 PM
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Re: Custom hunting .30-378

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Next question: Since I will be using the rifle mainly for hunting, do you think a Fibermark would be a better choice? The Fibermark is pillar bedded and a decent crown, and would save me 1lb....and is $400 less.

Thanks again, and I look forward to your replies
Just a quick question? Doesn't the 300 and 338 RUMs have freebore??


About the Fibermark. Right now I have over a dozen Mark V's. I can't even begin to tell you how many I have owned or shot between the .224 and the .378 mag. I can tell you this. If I had to pick the most accurate modle out of all I hae owned. Hands down the USA Accumarks. The Kreiger barrels shoot well and mine have not been picky about loads. The USA accumarks are BC stocks with aluminum chassis and pillars. But I still skim bed them and float the barrel.

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Old 02-07-2009, 04:21 PM
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Re: Custom hunting .30-378

One more thing to keep in mind here is that since you are used to shooting a 30-30 (pretty low recoil), have you ever fired a 30-378, 300RUM 338RUM, 340WBY... because they will have a lot more punch than a 30-30.

You can kill lots more with a smaller cartidge that you are not afraid of. For me personally I have found that the standard 300 win mag in a sporter rifle is the upper limit to what I can feel comfortable shooting with out a muzzle brake.

cant substitute power for shot placement.... no offence intended, just food for though.

Good luck, Mark.
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Re: Custom hunting .30-378

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Understood on the recoil issue. I have shot larger magnum rifles (.375hh, .375ruger, .338wm, etc.). The .30-30 was my rifle back in MO when I was younger and I couldn't see past 100 yards. Since then I've just been borrowing a .270 for mule deer here in AZ.

But, as an old timer once told me, "You never borrow another man's gun, truck, dog, or woman.......in that order." So I figured a big boomer was in order.

I've never fired a .30-378 before, nor known anybody who has one; but i'm sure it will take some time to get used to. Plus, I'm young and pretty hard headed, so that always helps!!!

Nevertheless, the concern is appreiated and dually noted.
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Britz
Understood on the recoil issue. I have shot larger magnum rifles (.375hh, .375ruger, .338wm, etc.). The .30-30 was my rifle back in MO when I was younger and I couldn't see past 100 yards. Since then I've just been borrowing a .270 for mule deer here in AZ.

But, as an old timer once told me, "You never borrow another man's gun, truck, dog, or woman.......in that order." So I figured a big boomer was in order.

I've never fired a .30-378 before, nor known anybody who has one; but i'm sure it will take some time to get used to. Plus, I'm young and pretty hard headed, so that always helps!!!

Nevertheless, the concern is appreiated and dually noted.
A accumark with the accubrake on will probably have less felt recoil than the 270 you've been shooting. I hunt with the brake off of mine. You have to hold on to the darn thing, it pushes you pretty hard, but it doesn't seem to hurt (bite) me like some of the smaller mags have. To my suprise its actually pretty tolerable to shoot without the brake.

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Old 02-07-2009, 09:36 PM
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I second what JE said. Yes you can put a 378 case on a rem 700 action, it is just not very smart. The 700 action is not nearly enough for this powerful cartridge. Don't try to blow yourself up.
Why is it not very smart? Remington makes a 338 Lapua on the 700 action and I have a 338 Lapua on the 700 Action built by Shawn Carlock. There are a lot of top smoths that can and will build one on a Rem 700 action. Chris Mathews (Long Shot rifles) George Gardner (GAP) have buil the 338 Lapua on the Rem-700 action

Here is mine






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If one wants a repeater and a loaded overall length of 3.9" the Rem 700 is by far theasiest to do this with when teamed with the Seekin Detachable Box Magazine
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Britz
Understood on the recoil issue. I have shot larger magnum rifles (.375hh, .375ruger, .338wm, etc.). The .30-30 was my rifle back in MO when I was younger and I couldn't see past 100 yards. Since then I've just been borrowing a .270 for mule deer here in AZ.

But, as an old timer once told me, "You never borrow another man's gun, truck, dog, or woman.......in that order." So I figured a big boomer was in order.

I've never fired a .30-378 before, nor known anybody who has one; but i'm sure it will take some time to get used to. Plus, I'm young and pretty hard headed, so that always helps!!!

Nevertheless, the concern is appreiated and dually noted.
Prior to actually purchaseing the rifle I would suggest to look at JBM - Calculations - Recoil Input and some loading sites to compare the recoil. the 30-378 is a wonderfull cal, but one always has to sacrafice one thing for another.
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Install a good brake and then the recoil is negligible
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