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Old 12-20-2009, 05:40 PM
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A 300wsm is a good choice. I personally like the 7mm calibers because of their very high bc's. A 7wsm can push a 180berger (bc: .659) to 3050fps with RL17. That will maintain 1000ft/lbs of energy to 1,125yards and supersonic to 1500yards. That will most probably be my next cartridge.
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Now that you all have changed my mind about the 308. Would you recommend a 300 win mag with a stock 24" or 26" stainless steel barrel for the time being until i find some more dough to get a new barrel?
The 300 WM and 300 WSM are very close ballisitically. I would go with the WSM for a lot better barel life. If you go with the WM then get a 26" barrel. The barrel length isn't as important in the WSM, but longer will always get you more velocity.
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Old 12-20-2009, 05:56 PM
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Now that you all have changed my mind about the 308. Would you recommend a 300 win mag with a stock 24" or 26" stainless steel barrel for the time being until i find some more dough to get a new barrel?

300WM can take deer at 1000 yards. Although my preference would be the 300WSM as it will take deer at 1000 yards also.

Since you plan to rebarrel, 24 or 26" factory barrel wouldn't be a big issue. When you have it rebarreled, I would consider 28 or 30".
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