Originally Posted by jmeier1981
Would the 7mm-08 in 120g be enough gun at 300yds it just seems like a small light weight bullet, once again sorry if this is a dumb question but I really don't have any center fire experience other than a .223 with prairie dogs. Ok Ernie, I really appreciate your help but if you were to set up a 300 or 300+yd encore pistol what would be your ideal choice overall for a chamber, once again thanks for your help
"Ideal" would be based off of the 284 Win case or the 06 case. Minimum caliber would be 6mm, and then on up.
I used 15.75" 284 Win XP for over a decade from pd's to elk with 1-shot kills on deer, antelope and elk beyond 350 yards. My daughter has taken deer out to 350 yards with a 6-284 XP. My 6.5-284's have done well on deer and antelope as well.
There is not one ideal cartridge.
If you like 7mm (I do), the a 284 Winchester, 280 Remington, or the 280 AI would be my ideal choices for the Encore-Wow, that was easy
Now, getting set-up with a good forend, scope, etc is next.
Then, choosing bullets that will work best for those distances, load development and practice from the bench and more importantly practicing from field positions.