what is your favorite long range caliber

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by bigbearhunter, Dec 23, 2004.

  1. bigbearhunter

    bigbearhunter Well-Known Member

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  2. blue max

    blue max Member

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    6.5 gibbs
     

  3. LRSickle

    LRSickle Well-Known Member

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    Right now, 300Wby and .257Wby. That's all i have right now.
     
  4. AJ Peacock

    AJ Peacock Well-Known Member

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    Completely depends on the situation.

    If I had to choose one for all situations I'd grab my 338Edge(13lbs), if I needed an extreme long range hammer I'd grab my 338Allen Magnum (18lbs), if I had to carry it all day long, I'd grab my 7mm Rem Mag (8lbs)

    I don't have a single favorite, I have 3 favorites. Funny thing is, my longest biggame kill (around 800yds) is with the 7mm.

    AJ
     
  5. Rabbitslayer78

    Rabbitslayer78 Active Member

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    Guys I'm shooting a Rem 700 BLD with a 28" Douglas barrel in 7mm STW 1in9 twist. I would like to shoot Bergers 180's hunting bullet. I can not find any load data reguarding this cartridge. Any input would be great. Thanks.
     
  6. Michael Eichele

    Michael Eichele Well-Known Member

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    308 Win, 338 Edge, 7mm WSM in that order.

    I am with AJ though, it depends on the situation. But if a law was passed stating I could only own 1 rifle, it would be my 308 without hesitaition. All others would exit.
     
  7. LewisH

    LewisH Well-Known Member

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    I believe Retumbo has been the most successful powder for heavy bullets in the 7STW.

    Retumbo 77gr/Berger 180gr VLD is a very accurate load in my APS 7STW.
     
  8. davewilson

    davewilson Well-Known Member

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    338!!
     
  9. johnnyk

    johnnyk Well-Known Member

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    .243Win, 7mmRemMag and .300WinMag. I'd be one pissed off feller if I had to get rid of all but one! JohnnyK.
     
  10. canyonman1

    canyonman1 Well-Known Member

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    338! In my opinion it's the BEST all around caliber for long range hunting. Best combination of bullet selection,sectional densities,B.C., and down range, on target,delivered K.O. power,and you can still get components at a reasonable price.gun)
     
  11. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    30/378 Weatherby custom.

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  12. Saulg

    Saulg Active Member

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    .338 Allen, Edge and Lapua

    .408 CheyTac

    6.5/284 for 1K BR
     
  13. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    I would have to choose my 300 WSM shooting 200grn or 210grn bullets. It will kill anything I want it to and more. Efficient, fast, and lots of snot to get the job done.

    Tank
     
  14. Rabbitslayer78

    Rabbitslayer78 Active Member

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    Thanks Lewis H. Is that a load you came up with or is it from a manual? How is the seating depth on you 7 STW with Berger 180's? Primer?