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Old 02-22-2008, 02:09 PM
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Pack Gun Idea

I recently had a 300 wsm built as a pack gun. 24" Pacnor 3 contour fluted, Mcmillan stock etc. I topped it with a 2x9x42 swaro for weight. It is fairly light but have to be honest frustrated with load development. Hard to get the bullet seated out yet still fit in magazine. Plus i already hve a buyer for the gun that will pay me what i paid. I have an original Tikka in 300 win mag with a 24" that shoot fairly well stock. I am thinking about having an ultralight stock put on like a Mcmillan edge, maybe mcmillan classic with less fill or even an HS. Any thoughts on stocks? But curious since it will be a mule deer/blacktail pack gun if you guys think i can get 150 or 165/168's to shoot well in the gun. I figure that would be pretty flat shooting. Tikka lists the 300 win as a twist rate of 1:11. Thanks fellas.
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Old 02-22-2008, 09:29 PM
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i'm assuming that it's not shooting that well when you say frustrated with load development. i'd say you'll never be happy with it and if someone will pay you what you have in it, it's a no-brainer. sell that puppy and build another one. the process of getting one built is what makes us all tick!

as far as the 300WM and 11 twist goes. a 210 berger would be the ticket but i get the feeling you don't want to go that route, so put a 180 Accubond in it and never look back.
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Old 02-23-2008, 12:48 PM
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I don't shoot my 270 as well as i do my 25-06 ,once i get to the 140 gr bullet level of recoil accuracy drops off for me.
A 200ish grain bullet -out of a lightweight rifle [no brake] would be all but worthless to me.

Are you using the gun for blacktail ? elk ?

From what i gather the SAUM is a better candidate than the WSM in a short action gun -especially when shooting the long for caliber bullets.

I debated buying a titanium 700 in 260rem and after talking to some expierenced people about the ultralight rifles -most agreed that they are not very good for longerange shooting.
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Old 02-23-2008, 01:25 PM
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I don't shoot my 270 as well as i do my 25-06 ,once i get to the 140 gr bullet level of recoil accuracy drops off for me.
A 200ish grain bullet -out of a lightweight rifle [no brake] would be all but worthless to me.

Are you using the gun for blacktail ? elk ?

From what i gather the SAUM is a better candidate than the WSM in a short action gun -especially when shooting the long for caliber bullets.

I debated buying a titanium 700 in 260rem and after talking to some expierenced people about the ultralight rifles -most agreed that they are not very good for longerange shooting.

I would be using for packing in on foot for blacktails, mule deer adn the occasional elk trip in the timber. Someday maybe mountain goats. Most shots will be under 400. For couse, lopes or horseback or atv trips i have the trusty ol 7 STW. Problem is now trying to find a stock for the Tikka any thoughts.
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Old 02-23-2008, 02:23 PM
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Anything outside the norm -like tikka -cz etc. leaves you very limited in aftermarket equipment.

Not trying to tell you your business but-I'd sell the 300 beast to the buddy and build a 7-08 for those ranges.
The 7-08 will toss the 140-160 any-bonds just fine ,it would be light for elk -but a well placed shot will put him down.

Good luck w/ the 300wsm =it should shoot.
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Old 02-23-2008, 08:47 PM
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pack gun

If I'm not back packing in, and I was 10 years younger, I would carry my 300 Win Mag. This next year for mule deer, I will be packing a 25/06 Tikka Lite . With a Leupold VX III 4.5x14 on both rifles, the Tikka is 2.5 lbs. easier to pack. And with the 115 VLD, the Tikka reaches right out there.
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Old 02-24-2008, 09:43 AM
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I think that 25-06 sounds like the ticket. I am having a 280 Remington AWR II built by the custom shop. That rifle should weigh about 7.5lb when it is all scoped up and ready to go.

I just had a winchester 300WSM featherweight re-done. I had a Bansner stock put on it and I had it coated. I really liked the gun but I wanted to make it a little lighter and a little more weather friendly. That rifle now weights just under 8lb.

How light do you want to get? I think 7.5 to 8lb is light and still gives you some stability when you want to take a longer shot.
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