help with deciding on 700 mag action build

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by cowboy717, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. cowboy717

    cowboy717 Well-Known Member

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    A while back I picked up a couple of rem 700s in 7 mag. The price was too good to pass up. One is set aside for an Edge build and I'm wanting to build a lighter weight rifle on the other. I already have a 300 rum and have other 7 mags so I'm wondering what would make an enjoyable caliber to shoot in the lighter gun. I have never reloaded for weatherby calibers but the 257 wby mag has gotten my attention. What other calibers would you guys suggest?
    Thanks!
     
  2. Mickey D

    Mickey D Well-Known Member

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    Have you thought of a 264win mag? Fun to shoot and little kick.
     

  3. strombeckj

    strombeckj Well-Known Member

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    I love my 6-06. 95gr VLD's @ 3450 and 70gr nosler's @ 3800+ easy to reload for and the AI version works great for the 105's and bigger.
    The 25's are nice just not the BC or the bullet choice's that the 6mm offers. It really depends on what GR of bullet you want to push.

    Jon
     
  4. Johnboy

    Johnboy Well-Known Member

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    300wm with a 208-210gn bullet.even the new Hornady 225 gn bullet,and a 26 inch barrel 1:10 twist 5R rifeling
     
  5. LongBomber

    LongBomber Well-Known Member

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    6.5rum... sure its a barrel burner but the speed you could push with a decent BC. Would make some impressive ballistics.
     
  6. ewallace

    ewallace Well-Known Member

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    25-300 WSM or 6.5-300 WSM would be good also
     
  7. woods

    woods Well-Known Member

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    6.5 rem mag makes a nice light gun ballistically similar to 270 win but with a .532" case head. Even though a short action cartridge it works well in a long action on the 2 that I have done. 130 gr bullet at 3100 fps easy.

    Or for a heavy then 375 Ruger
     
  8. RT2506

    RT2506 Well-Known Member

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    264 Win mag would be my choice. Treat it right and it will last you as long as any 7mm mag.