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Old 01-25-2006, 01:26 PM
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Re: ok, what do I need for a decent priced long range elk gun?

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Going up to the 338 you have any of the rounds from 338 Win Mag up to the 338 RUM. Recoil is more but they work extremely well on big elk. Brakes can control recoil as well!!

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Well, I've been in the same position, Lovdasnow. I'm about to send off my Sako/Lazz to get turned into a 7mm AM, but have been doing quite well so far with a used Ruger M77 .338 RemMag that I rebarrelled (with brake), trigger-lightened, trued and bedded. Total in: $750. Result: more accurate than I am, out to 400 yards with a decent scope.

I tend to use the Sako/Lazz more often, and probably will use the 7mm AM even more, but the Ruger .338 has taken elk quite handily.
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Old 01-25-2006, 02:00 PM
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Re: ok, what do I need for a decent priced long range elk gun?

well now my thoughts are a Remington 700 in 300 RUM, and with that in a few years i can have it rebarreled with something better.

can you rebarrel a 300 to a 7mm AM? or do i need to start with a 7mm gun?

Is the Rem 700 SPS not very good at only $520 MSRP 26" barrel..1-10 twist. is the finish on those very good?

or a rem 700 CDL, msrp $796. comes in 7mm RUM or 300 RUM.
I'm assuming that those two rifles would shoot alright...?

I'd fix the trigger, and would like to have the action trued up, and drop a good scope on it, and hopefully have an alright shooter? what do you think?
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Old 01-25-2006, 05:19 PM
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Re: ok, what do I need for a decent priced long range elk gun?

Remington is bringing back the Sendero I believe (hope ) it will be announced in February. As Kirby said 7Rem, 7 Rum 300 Rum all are good choices. 7 rem will run out of power a little earlier than the others.

The 7AM is on a action designed for the 338 lapua, or Wby 30-378 series. This is a very large action / bolt face and is not common. I don't think you can rebuild an orinary action into a 7AM.
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Old 01-25-2006, 05:24 PM
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Re: ok, what do I need for a decent priced long range elk gun?

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I hate to post this, cause it's probably been beaten to death, but I was decided on a 7mm Allen Mag, but just can't put my money into that right now.

So, now after having my dreams of a big 7mm dashed by prioritys, I'm looking for something else.

I reload, so any caliber is game. I would like to spend around 1K for the gun. Heard a lot about 300 WSM, sounds decent. What about the classic 30-378?, let me know what you think...

thanks guys, sorry fiftydriver....I will miss your allen mag......for now.

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Since this is a dedicated "long range" elk gun I would put the minimum at an 8mm Rem Mag.
Ideally a 338 Lapua or 338-378 Weatherby.
I went with the 338 Lapua which I built on a Ruger #1.
Nearly lost a Bull this year a friend shot with a 300 Win Mag and 180 gr failsafes, no blood trail.
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Old 01-25-2006, 05:58 PM
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Re: ok, what do I need for a decent priced long range elk gun?

BountyHunter,

I've read that thread and recently started looking into some custom actions. At this point, they have always been out of my price range.

I know I could get the work done faster, but I still have two 17 year old boys here at home, every dollar they don't burn up in car insurance and gas, goes to feed them. It takes me 8-9 months to squirrel away the money to pay the barrel maker, gunsmith, stock maker and scope vender.

I'll be sure to check out those Stiller Predator or Jim Borden actions, thanks for the heads up!
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Re: ok, what do I need for a decent priced long range elk gun?

I havent gone thru to see if anyone mentioned a .300rum for long range elk yet. If they did, great. If not..

A .300rum would be a good choice

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Old 01-25-2006, 06:27 PM
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Re: ok, what do I need for a decent priced long range elk gun?

ok thanks, i think i'll stick to a rem 700, leaning toward the 300 RUM

anyone know what kind of accuracy i can expect out of a factory barreled(for now)and trued action, trigger job, etc, with reloads.
can i look for under 1moa if loaded right? or is that unrealalistic?
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