What caliber if not 338 Lapua?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by WEATHERBY460, Apr 13, 2014.

  1. WEATHERBY460

    WEATHERBY460 Well-Known Member

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    I have a 338 Lapua, and a 308 Winchester long range gun. I am looking for another long range gun, but not sure which caliber to go with. Any ideas? I don't wany any weird odd ball calibers. I am thinking a 7mm or 300 win mag or ultra mag...please give me some ideas. thanks
     
  2. Edd

    Edd Well-Known Member

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    Take the barrel off that 460 you want to sell and send it to Krieger. Tell them to duplicate the contour in a 30 caliber 9.5" twist. Then chamber it for a 300 Norma Magnum and shoot 230 gr bullets.
     

  3. Varberger757

    Varberger757 Well-Known Member

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    You should consider both the 7LRM or 7Dakota and how about the new 338 Blaser? gun)
     
  4. remingtonman_25_06

    remingtonman_25_06 Well-Known Member

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    Go with standard 7 RM or 300 win mag if you dont want oddball and decent barrel life.
     
  5. angus-5024

    angus-5024 Well-Known Member

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    sounds like you need a 7mm.
     
  6. Woody26

    Woody26 Well-Known Member

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    I agree!
     
  7. Timber338

    Timber338 Well-Known Member

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    I vote 7mm STW or ultra mag! gun)
     
  8. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    7mm RemMag or 7mm STW would both be great calibers.

    If you want slightly better barrel life, but still a great performing round, go with the 7mm RemMag. But if you want a little more horsepower, and to proficiently shoot the heavies (175 grain & up) go with the 7mm STW.
     
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    jfseaman Well-Known Member

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    By weird or odd ball, I understand that to mean you want to be able to buy loaded ammo not have to hand load.

    Using that:
    300 Ultra. This chambering is quite capable of taking game at 1000 if you find factory loads it really likes. If you want to hand load, I'm sure you can find a load that will put over 1000flb of energy on target at 1 mile.

    7MM. While lots if the guys recomment the STW, there are 65 different factory loads available for 7mmRM at Midway including a long range target load. That said, if it were me I'd go 7 Ultra or 7 WSM. Just me. Actually I have a couple .284 Wins and one of those will become a 7mm/26 Nosler.
     
  11. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    Side by side, the 7mm STW and 7 Ultra are pretty much equal ballistically. But the 7RUM uses about 10-15 more grains of powder to equal the same velocities as the STW. 7RUM barrel life is significantly less than the 7mm STW. Not to mention, have you tried looking for any 7RUM brass lately? I have a buddy who took apart a virtually new CDL 7RUM to build a 7mm STW, mainly because he couldn't find brass or factory ammo for the RUM anywhere.
     
  13. bigngreen

    bigngreen Well-Known Member

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    The 7 rum and the 7stw are not ballistically equal! Barrel life is less but that is because the RUM runs more powder and more performance.
     
  14. cohunter14

    cohunter14 Well-Known Member

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    Yup, that's like saying the 7stw and 7mag are virtually the same ballistically. As far as not being able to find brass goes, you can always just neck down 300 RUM brass...