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Old 12-21-2007, 04:49 PM
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More confused than ever

OK here is where I am .................... Yea I started out looking at 300weatherbys then went to 300rum then talked (almost) into a custom 7mm then another thread I read on here says big 338's oh I also looked at 338winmag. I am using this for elk only most likely 600-700yds with conditions and factors all being right. I have heard every thing from small fast with lots of spin to big and fast. I only have around 1K to put into the rifle as I will be putting a nightforce scope on it. All help is much appreciated. Choises 7mm wsm custom rayhill, 300rum savage factory, 338 winmag savage factory. or any others you could suggest for under $1000.
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Old 12-21-2007, 06:22 PM
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338 RUM remington XCR for 850.00 to 900.00 Pretty hard to beat but that is if the 1,000.00 was just for the gun any way thats what i did and put a vx3 6.5 x 20 varmit rec. on it and with 225 accubonds it matches to 500yds but i like the thought of the Night Force too. the scope was 879.00
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Old 12-21-2007, 07:02 PM
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For elk mainly, it would have to be either the 300RUM or the 338 WinMag. You could choose the 300RUM because its flatter, or the 338 because its a .338. If those 2 where my only choice, I'd go with the 300RUM, and then when the barrel was wore out, I'd get a 338-300Ultra barrel for it.

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Old 12-21-2007, 08:22 PM
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Sniper2 found new savage rifles in both those calibers for $300. That would ba an inexpensive elk gun.
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Old 12-21-2007, 08:50 PM
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600-700 yds with the conditions and factors all being right the 300 win mag will do everything you need and you can get a decient used rifle like the Rem Sendero in 300 win mag that will likely shoot under the 1 moa range consistantly. Savage rifles are also a great deal and they can be had frequiently for very reasonable prices.

But if you have a full $1000 to spend on your gun , their is a new Rem 700 Senbdero SS in 300 RUM on guns america right now for $899
(Gun Number: 951992474) Classified Ad

that would make a hell of a base gun to get started in the Long range game this gun should shoot the 200gr accubond to 3100fps preaty easly with good accuracy at least 3/4 moa , this package with a decient trigger man can cleanly kill elk at 1000 yds and in a year or so its a simple rebarrel job to upgrade to 338 Edge should you feel the need for more power.

I'm glad to see sombody new not to concerned about paying more for their scope than their gun , kudos for that.
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Old 12-21-2007, 09:11 PM
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stay with a weatherby 30-378mag and be happy. i have 2 and a 338-378 got rid of all my RUM calibers, they are infearior.
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Old 12-22-2007, 12:45 AM
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James if I got a 300rum in a savage what would I have to do for a 338 edge? Just a new barrel or other work as well.
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