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Hunting Dilemma (antelope,deer,elk)

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Unread 12-06-2009, 07:00 PM
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Hunting Dilemma (antelope,deer,elk)

I'm wanting to build a 800yd rifle that will be perfect for everything in CO. (antelope,deer,elk) I am kind of fond of savages, I have 4 with accutriggers so i want to keep it all the same. I do reload for all of them. I have a Tikka t3 lite in stainless 300wsm that shoots great but want to sell it for a new Savage WW with accustock. My dilemma is which caliber 7rm,7wsm,300wm,300wsm??? I will re-barrel the WW if it don't shoot after break-in so caliber is not that important. I read alot on here about the .284 being too small for elk at long distances but I like the B.C.'s. HELP PLEASE!!!
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    I think a Savage in 7mmRemMag or .300WinMag with the right bullet will do you just fine to 800 + yards. JohnnyK.
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    A 180 gr bullet shot out of a 300 WSM will get there (800 yds) a little faster and flatter than a 180 bullet shot out of a 7mm (RM or WSM) It will also make a bigger hole. The 7mm 180 has a better BC, but the 300 WSM/WM has a better MV and will out perform the 7mm out to 800 yds, with better terminal performance.

    IMO, the 30 cal mag has the edge on the 7 mag.

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    I agree with Montanarifleman, and if you throw those 177 grain GS bullets in there with the huge BC and velocity in a quality big game bullet lookout. I am putting these through the test in my 300 wsm and 300 ultramag for next year. In August I can give a game report on them after the caribou hunt. I would increase your choices to the 300 ultramag and 338 ultramag if I were you. Why limit yourself when these are available just as easy.
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    I agree with Montanarifleman, and if you throw those 177 grain GS bullets in there with the huge BC and velocity in a quality big game bullet lookout. I am putting these through the test in my 300 wsm and 300 ultramag for next year. In August I can give a game report on them after the caribou hunt. I would increase your choices to the 300 ultramag and 338 ultramag if I were you. Why limit yourself when these are available just as easy.
    So if I started out with a savage long action I could use it for 300ultra or 338ultra later on? Or what action would be better? And those GS bullets look really nice.
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    Savage long mag action will work. They make a 300 ultramag that shoots lights out. I'm not sure about the 338 ultramag but if you got the 300 you could sure do a 338 in the furutre if you wanted. Sniper2 on here got two of the Savage 300 ultramags through my shop and both shot like custom rigs. Great triggers also for a factory rifle.
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    Savage long mag action will work. They make a 300 ultramag that shoots lights out. I'm not sure about the 338 ultramag but if you got the 300 you could sure do a 338 in the furutre if you wanted. Sniper2 on here got two of the Savage 300 ultramags through my shop and both shot like custom rigs. Great triggers also for a factory rifle.
    I think I'm going to start out with a 300 win mag. Ultras I think are going to require muzzle brake. I'm not recoil sens but god damn 90g+ powder has got to hurt.
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