Pictures of big heavy longrange rifles -let's see them.

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by ol mike, Jan 8, 2012.

  1. ol mike

    ol mike Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,161
    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2005
    Howdy guys ,

    Building a big heavy longrange hog thumper and would like to get some ideas for a build.

    I have a 280ai rem 700 that Nathan Dagley built for me -it's a heavy sporterweight type rifle -it will kill most any hog i know but i want something that will absolutely hammer a big hog.

    I'm living back in the southeast now so this gun will not be carried more than 200 yards -and if i have to carry it that far it will be on flat ground.My plan is to get some type of wheeled golf club bag type set up or a game cart to carry the -gun -rest -all the stuff we use for LRH'ing.The rifle will be shot from a shooting house from a benchrest set-up over bait.

    I plan on useing a rem 700 built as a single shot and i know you can't hang a gigantic barrel off that action so could someone give me a little insight on a barrel-block type set-up and a ballpark figure of what that costs?

    What do you guys think of the 375 rum for this ?
    Would i be be better off sticking w/the .338 edge type cartridge ?

    The reason i need a gun like this -cartridge wise is b/c if a huge bore hog is near the edge of a field and gets hit w/a so-so type cartridge it can run and dive into a literal jungle of dense swampy underbrush that takes a search party or buzzards to find the hog.
    As stated i want an absolute hammer -something that will be big and powerful enough that i don't have to wait for a hog to stand broadside -something powerful enough for tx heart shots if need be
    -700yds would be the outside yardage for the rifle 300-500 would be way more likely .

    OK then thanks for any pictures and imput.

    Mike
     
  2. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    8,637
    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2007
    Ole "No SneaK" my .338 Lapua

    Jeff gun)----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------



    [​IMG]
     

  3. sp6x6

    sp6x6 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,043
    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2009
    My 338 Norma that is smaller of 338 stillhas 2900+ E @ 700 yrds. A way back in classifieds there was a, APS 375 RUM, LOOKED REAL NICE, and A aps 338 ax just sold it was a beauty.
     
  4. Chase Curtis

    Chase Curtis Official LRH Sponsor

    Messages:
    436
    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2011
    [​IMG]

    338 Snipe-tac


    I have also considered building a 375 RUM... But the lack of bullet selection has turned me away, plus for practicality its tough to beat the 338 edge (below)

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  5. ROBSTER

    ROBSTER Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    443
    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2009
    Here`s my .375 Cheytac
     

    Attached Files:

  6. BMcKell

    BMcKell Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    144
    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2005
    This is an 18 lb .338 EDGE. The barrel alone weighs 8.8 lbs.
     

    Attached Files:

  7. webs

    webs Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    291
    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2009
    Looks like you lost everything but the head on that elk from that beast of a round!
     
  8. MachV

    MachV Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,385
    Joined:
    May 31, 2001
    You aint building a BMG off of the 700 action but you did ask to see big long range rifles:D
    50bmg on the left, 375bmg on the right. Both have new homes these days.

    [​IMG]

    The 338 edge is the big gun in the safe these days, This one is built off a Ruger action.

    [​IMG]

    My go too long range rig for years has been a 6-284 built off a remington action, I dont shoot it often but it has always produced good results.

    [​IMG]
     
  9. royinidaho

    royinidaho Writers Guild

    Messages:
    8,853
    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2004
    You'll get nothing in the BIG LongRange Thumpin' range on the Rem 700 action.

    Short range, you betcha. 375 H&H and other African Cartridges.

    Check out a 357 Allen Magnum. Nearly identical to a 357 Snipe Tac. (Timing of two great minds

    BTW, the bullet selection problem will, I'm sure be remedied. A 375 or 400 class high bc projectile will bring this cartridge into its own. At this point the 375 is about the same as the 338 Allen Mag but with more energy.
     
  10. ol mike

    ol mike Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,161
    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2005
    Whew-wee you guys have some nice rifles !

    The reason i mentioned making the gun way heavy is to beat back the recoil -i am trying to not use a brake on the gun.
    How heavy '"ballpark guess" would a 338 edge shooting a 300gr bullet need to be to have recoil similar to a sporterweight 270 w/130gr bullets ?

    And what size barrel contour and length can a chrome moly remington action support ?
    If i could use a 30" sendero contour -i could just forget the barrel block thoughts.

    I bet you guys use your rifles to pick up chicks -laf.

    Thanks for the pictures and info thus far keep them coming if you have them.
    Mike
     
  11. Rimfire

    Rimfire Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    479
    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2007
    338 Norma
    300SMK @2800fps
    26" barrel
    perfect fit
    [​IMG]
     
  12. meatyrem

    meatyrem Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    604
    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2010
    You can build an edge fairly cheap. And it can be a hammer too
     
  13. TRG300WM

    TRG300WM Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    64
    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2011
    Run of the mill trg 300 WM S&B 5.5x25
     

    Attached Files:

  14. hoverp

    hoverp Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    56
    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2008

    Thats a great pic of your TRG!