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View Poll Results: Your Next Big Game Rifle Will Be In Which Cartridge?
6.5/284 1,101 19.07%
7WSM 541 9.37%
7RUM 251 4.35%
7AM 119 2.06%
300WM 1,001 17.34%
300WSM 610 10.57%
300RUM 494 8.56%
338RUM 276 4.78%
338LAP 763 13.22%
338EDGE 617 10.69%
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Your Next Rifle Will Be In Which Cartridge

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Unread 01-24-2009, 02:22 PM
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If I had no rifles, I'd get a 300Rum first. The .30 cal bullets are cheaper to shoot than 338 and I could go without a brake. If I had only one rifle, it would not have a brake. Then later the platform would be easy to move to an Edge with a brake, once I filled in the lower end with a 7mm RM.

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    Unread 01-24-2009, 04:15 PM
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    I recently finished the magnum craze with a new 300RUM.

    Getting tired of torching expensive custom barrels so had a .308 win built. In the works is a new .223 Rem. They aren't very sexy but I expect to be shooting them for a loooooooooooooog time.

    I'll probably build a 6mmBR next spring.

    Something to be said for getting back to basics.
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    Since settling for second best is not an option, I had to go with the 7mm AM.

    It's almost like having an unfair advantage.
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    Re: Your Next Rifle Will Be In Which Cartridge

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Varmint Hunter View Post
    I recently finished the magnum craze with a new 300RUM.

    Getting tired of torching expensive custom barrels so had a .308 win built. In the works is a new .223 Rem. They aren't very sexy but I expect to be shooting them for a loooooooooooooog time.

    I'll probably build a 6mmBR next spring.

    Something to be said for getting back to basics.
    Not to mention the avaiability of good brass..

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    I'd have to go with a 300 RUM. There isn't much you couldn't get done with a 200 gr Accubond or Partition at 3200 fps. I think my 589 yd elk from this fall would agree with that if he wasn't in the freezer right now!
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    Unread 01-27-2009, 02:28 AM
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    Re: Your Next Rifle Will Be In Which Cartridge

    Oh man, I was the only one to vote for the 300 wsm?... aw shucks!

    I like mine a lot and was debating between it and the 7wsm but I am partial to the 30 cal, love the beltless case design, and the 300wsm is the highest recoil I feel comfortable with without a brake. It would have to be a factory chambered round if it was my only rifle. I love loading, and rarely shoot factory cartidges but I can't get over the possibility of loosing my cartidges on a trip.

    If the 260rem was on there I would have given that one a lot of thought too!
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    Unread 01-29-2009, 11:49 PM
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    Len,

    Your poll is, for me, is impossible to respond to SPECIFICALLY as you request.

    Starting all over again with no LR rifle I would go again with the 270 AM. And now knowing the quality/shootability of the 169.5 WC bullet I would have bought a lifetime supply of them. However, I didn't so I have to build my own bullets.

    To answer the "my next cartridge" will be. No sense in going a next step. Why not take the Looooooonnnnnggg stride. Neither of my choices are in the poll....... Mostly just cause I can. I'm not gonna become extinct with my dreams still in me.............
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