Originally Posted by coloradoultramag
I am new to the long range pistol game. I hunt deep in roadless areas so a lightweight 7wssm shooting a 168 berger might be a good setup. Much of my shooting is 400 to 600 yards is that too far for a specialty pistol as far as knock down power? I do have a nightforce nxs 5-22 but I don't know if it would work on a pistol?
What does a striker or a remington with a 17inch barrel weigh not counting scope?
What speed could a 7wsm shot a 168vld?
What is a striker or remmy going to cost?
Would you guys recomend a different gun or a different caliber?
Is there a faster 7mm that would give me more range?
The encores don't have the guts to handle the 7wsm or similar cartridges does it?
Would I have to go semi custom or full custom to make the above gun?
Thanks for all the advice and stories on this forum, Gabe
The 5-22 will work fine but for a pure hunting scope the 3.5-15/4.5-14 class scopes would be perfect. I would use what you have.
400-600 yards is very doable with the 7mmWSM and of course the 7mm Dakota or the 300 WSM or the 300 Dakota.
Get a great solid bottomed brake.
I have shot quite a few elk with the 7mm (284 Win XP-100) with 140 Partitions out to 540 yards-back in the day. I wouldn't use that bullet today but I wouldn't hesitate to use a 7WSM for the distances you mentioned.