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View Poll Results: Your Next Big Game Rifle Will Be In Which Cartridge?
6.5/284 1,026 18.93%
7WSM 514 9.48%
7RUM 239 4.41%
7AM 107 1.97%
300WM 916 16.90%
300WSM 576 10.63%
300RUM 467 8.61%
338RUM 261 4.81%
338LAP 725 13.37%
338EDGE 590 10.88%
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Your Next Rifle Will Be In Which Cartridge

 
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Old 01-30-2009, 11:41 AM
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Re: Your Next Rifle Will Be In Which Cartridge

I have been waffling back and forth on this, between the 7 RUM and the 300 RUM and right now I am leaning to the 7. My reasoning is that the 7 RUM will deliver a 180 gr bullet well past 1K with elk killing velocity and momentum about as well as a 300 RUM will deliver a 200-210 gr bullet with a little less kick and i think I will be able to get by with no brake which is a big plus for me since I'm not fond of them.

On the economic practicle level, the RUMs can be had in a facory Sendero which is a good out of the box platform that seems to perform very well. Shooting the factory barrel will be a good time to get familiar with LR shooting and when it's burned out I can get the actioned tuned up and rebarrel with a little more potent cartridge like and improved 7-338 Lapua along the lines of a 7 AM but probably a little less modified. As well as a little more performance I would be able to use Lapua brass.

Sounds like a plan to me, at least for this week
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Old 01-31-2009, 01:33 AM
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Re: Your Next Rifle Will Be In Which Cartridge

338 LAI, specifically the 338AX. At or near max long range elk killing ability in a platform that can still be reasonably packed in the mountains. JMO.

All the LAI's would be fine, I'm sure. I just like the idea of a well known and trusted smith making this for me and having someone fireforming brass for me and having it arrive on my doorstep ready to go.
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Re: Your Next Rifle Will Be In Which Cartridge

.260 or 7mm-08 , unless the factories start building the 6.5-284 for less than $750.00
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Old 02-01-2009, 07:11 PM
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Re: Your Next Rifle Will Be In Which Cartridge

If I had the greenies for that it would have to be a 338 Edge!!!!!!!!
or 7mm AM
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Old 02-02-2009, 10:58 PM
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Re: Your Next Rifle Will Be In Which Cartridge

None of the Above.

Finaly everything is here the 7mm 32" barrel i was waiting on arrived yesterday so this is what i have to get put together for the bigest shoot in the state next month.

Lawton 7500 1.45" dual port action short mag and 308 bolt.
Seekins recoil lug with scope recoil log.
ARMS 30mm Low rings
Modified Lawton steel scope mount
32" 7mm 9 twist heavy LAwton barrel
30" 6mm 8.44 twist realy heavy fluted barrel
An old 6mm Dasher barrel
Custom Trigger Guard
Jewell HVR trigger with trigger shoe.
A custom stock i had made after i selected the timber in rough sawn timber dressed them up and laid them up with formaldahide glue. then posted it to USA to Bill Shehane and he shaped it to a Modified Lee Six Thumbhole and posted it back.
Nightforce 12-42BR with fine cross hair with dot CH2

It will be a switch Barrel
6mm Dasher
7mmBSM ( 7mmWSM with shoulder pushed bach and 60 degree shoulder)
6mm55SMc ( uses WSM cases highly modified)

So i have the 7mm cases formed just have to ream and turn necks wont have time to form the 6mm55SMc before the Queens so i will just use the Dasher barrel at 25" for back to 600 Yards and the 7mm with my 189gr Carturio projectiles for the longs.

I will be starting to work on the rifle Friday hopefully in a Week it will be ready to run in.

I am getting some parts Gold Plated so it should look awsome.

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Old 02-03-2009, 01:37 AM
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Re: Your Next Rifle Will Be In Which Cartridge

Well, since I recently purchased it from a great gentlemen here......338 Edge. Next, will probably be one of the Allen Magnums since they keep "calling" to me.
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Old 02-03-2009, 01:43 PM
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Re: Your Next Rifle Will Be In Which Cartridge

My next personal build will be a .50EBG. I am going to use a Lawton 700 repeater a 8 or 8.5 twist .510 barrel in a Mcmillan A-3 adjustable with Seekins DBM. I am going to make a big suppressor on a form 1 for it. Kind of like a 300 whisper on steroids.
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