Rem 700 Donor Action

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by moose drool, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. moose drool

    moose drool Member

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    Picked up a LA donor for a steal.....what caliber should I build for BG up to and including Elk?
    Include caliber and bullet weight.

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  2. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    338 Rum, with 300grn Berger at 2750fps. NF, Viper PST, Sightron SIII, or Luepy MK4.

    Tank
     

  3. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    338 something for sure 300g SMK 28" barrel go huntinggun)
     
  4. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

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    Have you shot any of the big magnums?

    How much do you weigh?

    Your tolerance for and ability to handle recoil without flinching has a lot to do with what would be the "best answers" to the "best caliber".

    Bigger and faster is always better, but only if you don't dread pulling the trigger.

    You won't become a proficient long range shooter without a lot of practice and that means a lot of practice at dealing with the recoil.
     
  5. moose drool

    moose drool Member

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    I weigh 190 and the only magnums I've shot were the .300WM & .338WM. Neither had brakes and didn't bother me.
     
  6. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

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    Then go big, go fast, and start with a good custom.

    If you're gonna do it, do it!

    .338 Lapua or one of the .338 wildcats.