More confused than ever

Discussion in 'The Basics, Starting Out' started by outdooraddict, Dec 21, 2007.

  1. outdooraddict

    outdooraddict Well-Known Member

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    OK here is where I am .................... Yea I started out looking at 300weatherbys then went to 300rum then talked (almost) into a custom 7mm then another thread I read on here says big 338's oh I also looked at 338winmag. I am using this for elk only most likely 600-700yds with conditions and factors all being right. I have heard every thing from small fast with lots of spin to big and fast. I only have around 1K to put into the rifle as I will be putting a nightforce scope on it. All help is much appreciated. Choises 7mm wsm custom rayhill, 300rum savage factory, 338 winmag savage factory. or any others you could suggest for under $1000.
     
  2. motrapper

    motrapper Well-Known Member

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    338 RUM remington XCR for 850.00 to 900.00 Pretty hard to beat but that is if the 1,000.00 was just for the gun any way thats what i did and put a vx3 6.5 x 20 varmit rec. on it and with 225 accubonds it matches to 500yds but i like the thought of the Night Force too. the scope was 879.00
     

  3. AJ Peacock

    AJ Peacock Well-Known Member

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    For elk mainly, it would have to be either the 300RUM or the 338 WinMag. You could choose the 300RUM because its flatter, or the 338 because its a .338. If those 2 where my only choice, I'd go with the 300RUM, and then when the barrel was wore out, I'd get a 338-300Ultra barrel for it.

    AJ
     
  4. WyomingShooter

    WyomingShooter Well-Known Member

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    Sniper2 found new savage rifles in both those calibers for $300. That would ba an inexpensive elk gun.
     
  5. James Jones

    James Jones Well-Known Member

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    600-700 yds with the conditions and factors all being right the 300 win mag will do everything you need and you can get a decient used rifle like the Rem Sendero in 300 win mag that will likely shoot under the 1 moa range consistantly. Savage rifles are also a great deal and they can be had frequiently for very reasonable prices.

    But if you have a full $1000 to spend on your gun , their is a new Rem 700 Senbdero SS in 300 RUM on guns america right now for $899
    (Gun Number: 951992474) Classified Ad

    that would make a hell of a base gun to get started in the Long range game this gun should shoot the 200gr accubond to 3100fps preaty easly with good accuracy at least 3/4 moa , this package with a decient trigger man can cleanly kill elk at 1000 yds and in a year or so its a simple rebarrel job to upgrade to 338 Edge should you feel the need for more power.

    I'm glad to see sombody new not to concerned about paying more for their scope than their gun , kudos for that.
     
  6. 280AIman

    280AIman Well-Known Member

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    stay with a weatherby 30-378mag and be happy. i have 2 and a 338-378 got rid of all my RUM calibers, they are infearior.
     
  7. outdooraddict

    outdooraddict Well-Known Member

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    James if I got a 300rum in a savage what would I have to do for a 338 edge? Just a new barrel or other work as well.
     
  8. James Jones

    James Jones Well-Known Member

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    Yep , the Savage is just as capible as the remington and if its already chambered for a RUM nothing else would "need" to be done , but you might be a little more limited to being able to seat the bullets out real far and still feed from the magazine as nobody as of yet makes a oversized mag box for the Savage. The thing to think about it that the Savage will always be a Savage and that will keep any resale to a minimun , but if don't plan of selling the gun later then its no big deal. Kirby Allen has built several of his big Wildcats on Savage actions , if I'm not mistaken i think at least one of his personal guns is built on a Savage.

    Their are some very good stock out their as well From Stockade Gun Stocks , heck the Bell & Carlson Duramaxx stock is a great stock for the money.