Originally Posted by motrophyhunter
I would seriously think about a 7 WSM in that short action, should be no problem out to 600 yrds with the right bullet and bullet placement. you can build a pack gun with 24-26" barrel and keep it at 6.2 pounds before the scope easy.
+1 on the 7 WSM.
It is a powerful round and well capable of 650 yard elk (1500 ft/lbs energy) and 900 yards
for deer (1000 ft/lbs).
The 140gr bullets can be pushed to 3300+ ft/sec and the 160s to 3100ft/sec+ .All in a short
action with a 23 or 24" barrel.
The 300 WSM would also be a god choice but the ballistics are not quite as good.
The WSMs are about the most powerful rounds available in short actions and factory
There are more powerful rounds but most need long actions and longer barrels.
Just a thought
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