New build options

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by MOOSE39465, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. MOOSE39465

    MOOSE39465 Well-Known Member

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    Finally getting everything for my new build. Most of the parts will be at my house by the end of the week. Still got a few months until my stock is ready. Now I got to figure out details. This is my first build and I need some options with chambering. The rifle will be chambered for a 300 win mag, but don't know whats best as far as tight, Standard etc.. If you were going to build a 300 win mag to long range hunt how would you set it up? Here's the components that will be on this rifle.

    1. Brux Rem Varmint barrel 1-11 twist
    2. Jewell trigger
    3. Remington factory action
    4. TPS 20 moa base and Seekins 30mm rings
    5. Mcmillian Remington Hunter stock
    6. 185 grain berger hunting bullets

    The more ideas you give me the better. I am open to all suggestions

    Thanks,
    Tony Keith
     
  2. trebark

    trebark Well-Known Member

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    Since your intent is to hunt with the rifle, you do not want a 'tight' chamber. This can cause problems in the field if a small piece of debris gets in there.

    Are you totally committed to 300winmag? Why not go all out with 300RUM?

    Rest of your build sounds great!
     

  3. kcebcj

    kcebcj Well-Known Member

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    I'm with you as far as the 300 WM for a hunting rifle. Set it up with a standard chamber. You can shoot it well with no brake and can tap an elk 800-1000 yards with the right load.

    Your list looks good. Get a good scope on that baby and your ready to go. I just did a rifle similar with a Brux #5 and a McMillan Adj HTG. Finished at 10.75 lbs out the door.
     
  4. MOOSE39465

    MOOSE39465 Well-Known Member

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    Here in South Ms the deer are smaller in size. 300 win mag should be more then enough. 95% of the shots I get will be 400 yards or closer.

    When shooting the VLD bullets. Is there anything different that I need to consider when chambering?
     
  5. MOOSE39465

    MOOSE39465 Well-Known Member

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    Optics selection has just about drove me crazy. There so many scopes out today I don't know which way to go. Muzzlebrakes and fluting is another thing I have considered but my thinking is the less I do to the barrel the better it will shoot. I could be wrong though.
     
  6. trebark

    trebark Well-Known Member

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    A gunsmith can chamber your barrel and throat it for the VLD. This allows you to seat the bullet farther out so that you can take advantage of almost all the case capacity. This is only a problem if the bullets are seated out far enough, the loaded cartridges might not fit into your magazine. This issue can be resolved with the installation of a Wyatt's extended magazine.

    In terms of reloading the VLDs be sure to read this:

    http://www.longrangehunting.com/for...accuracy-berger-vld-bullets-your-rifle-40204/
     
  7. trebark

    trebark Well-Known Member

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    Optics: Conventional wisdom points to Nightforce, Leupold etc. But don't forget the Sightron SIII's. Several of my friends use them and they are awesome.

    Muzzle Brake: easy, the Muscle Brake by Center Shot rifles is awesome. Center Shot Rifles - Products / Sales

    Flutes: they take some weight off but mainly they're just cool.
     
  8. backwoods83

    backwoods83 Well-Known Member

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    With 185 or 190 bergers a standard chamber is fine, you will be able to use your powder space, if you go up to a 210 it needs about .025" more throat. With your 11 twist you can shoot the 210s with 4831 or h1000 pushing them around 2950. Oh and as mentioned by trebark the Sightron SIII 8-32x56 is an awesome scope and can be had for a little under 800 from some places.
     
  9. MOOSE39465

    MOOSE39465 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the advice trebark. I will look into the extended magazine. I belive im gonna go with a Leupold. I have used them for years and they never let me down. Im looking at the different options you can do to them to make it easy for a beginner in using turrets to dial my yardage.
     
  10. MOOSE39465

    MOOSE39465 Well-Known Member

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    I am hopimg my rifle will shoot the 185 very well. I believe they will perform better on smaller sized whitetail. I will look into the Sightron thanks.
     
  11. backwoods83

    backwoods83 Well-Known Member

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    Hey bud I'm sure the 185s will be fine but honestly the lighter, faster moving bullets tend to do a good bit more damage to smaller game especially if you hit bone. Good luck to ya.
     
  12. MOOSE39465

    MOOSE39465 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the info.
     
  13. trebark

    trebark Well-Known Member

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    All three of my rifles wear Leupold scopes. My two prone guns wear Leupold MK4's (Leupold || Mark 4 8.5-25x50mm LR/T M1)

    http://www.longrangehunting.com/forums/f53/my-300rum-mcr-70809/#post494570

    http://www.longrangehunting.com/forums/f53/my-260-mcr-59628/

    My 'carry rifle' has a customized VX3 on it...(the upgrade to VX3 is towards the end of the thread)

    http://www.longrangehunting.com/forums/f53/my-280-updated-32771/

    They all have several things in common: TMR reticle and M1 turrets.

    The TMR (Tactical Milling Reticle) is great for several reasons. The first reason is that the crosshairs don't actually cross in the middle. There is a tiny little gap. this means that no matter how small the target, your crosshairs will never cover it up. It is also a great reticle because it is graduated in .5mils and in one area in .2mils. This makes it easy to dial corrections if you miss/misjudge the wind.

    The M1 turrets are big turrets with great knobs on them that you can easily manipulate in the cold with gloves on. M1's are also nice because there are no covers on them. Covers can get lost and I've even seen them gets stepped on.

    With the Sightron SIII's, you get similar quality glass as the Leupold, but for less $$. The earlier suggestion of 8-32x56 is a good as is the 6-24x50.
     
  14. trebark

    trebark Well-Known Member

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    the 190VLD is the same bullet as the 185 but with a better BC.