Whats the "Hottest" 30 caliber?

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  1. Guest

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    If you were going to build (have built) the fastest, most accurate, 30 caliber, what would it be and why?

    Don [​IMG]
     
  2. BBQ Warrior

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    how concerned are you with barrel life????

    I have shot a 300 rem ultra mag and it wallops, but will burn a barrel out in less than 1000 rounds.

    My 308 is more accurate and has less than half the recoil. One of the guns has atleast 3000 rounds through it and shows no signs of throat erosion problems.

    what do you really want to do with this rifle, and maybe I can give suggestions. Do you want a standard chambering? new wildcat? what size and type of barrel? weight of gun is it a bencher or do you actually plan on carrying it?
    I dont want to sound rude or anything but need to know more about your intentions before I can recommend anything.

    My favorite 30 is the 308 followed closely by the 300 wsm, I dont know how barrel life will be with the wsm yet.
     

  3. Darryl Cassel

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    Don

    1. How far do you want to shoot?
    2. What bullet weight do you plan on shooting?

    There are many good 30 Cals floating around that will give you extreme velocity, if that's what your after.
    Any improved 300 Weatherbys will work and win often at Williamsport. The 300 RUM and 300 RUM IMP (Tomahawk) will work well, the fastest is probably the 30/416 Rigby IMP with 36" barrels. The 30/378 is a hot one to and second to the 30/416 IMP.

    Anything smaller, such as a 308 Win. will not be as effecient at extreme range if you want to reach way out there and touch something.

    you have to decide which weight bullet you want to shoot and what range you want to reach out to and how large the game is going to be you want to Longrange hunt?

    later
    DC [​IMG]
     
  4. reed mosser

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    I just got a 30 338 laupa improved with a 35 degree shoulder built on a savage action with a 30 inch tensioned barrel. The gun was built for a walk around hunting rifle to shoot 1 to 1000 yards. The 30-338 laupa mag is the fastest I have ever used I am getting 3985 FPs with 103.5 IMR 7828 and the 150 grain Hornady Interbond. With the muzzle break shootings the 150's has little recoil but the heavy bullets will really thumb you. Hope this helps [​IMG]
     
  5. Vern Harrison

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    DC,

    What about the 30/505, 240 gr bullet 5200 fps! Only four click @ 1000 yds.

    Wind we don't care about no stinking wind!
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  6. Darryl Cassel

    Darryl Cassel Well-Known Member

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    That will work Vern---- [​IMG] Lets chamber that one up.


    To the poster shooting the smaller 150 gr bullets which don't have a very high BC for longrange shooting.
    I was getting 3650 FPS from a 36" barreled 30/378 Weatherby using 200 gr. MKs
    117 Grs of WC-872 was the powder of choice.

    The 30/416 IMP will do better then what I was getting with my 30/378 though and with heavier, and higher BC bullets.
     
  7. Vern Harrison

    Vern Harrison Well-Known Member

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    DC,

    I'm think a 52" barrel? [​IMG]
     
  8. Vern Harrison

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    DC,

    Yeah, 52" barrel .950 taper for Williamsport, oh and a muzzle brake is a must [​IMG] Ah I'm thinking a 22" barrel block, on the heavy gun version.

    Vern [​IMG]
     
  9. Darryl Cassel

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    That will work for sure. You know how much I like those long Darryl barrels. [​IMG]

    Back to cleaning your rifle.

    Later
    DC [​IMG]
     
  10. Vern Harrison

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    DC,

    See I don't care what Boyd says your a good man!
     
  11. Darryl Cassel

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    Vern

    "Nobody" cares what Boyd says. [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Isn't that what you told me after the banquet shoot???

    later
    DC [​IMG]
     
  12. Vern Harrison

    Vern Harrison Well-Known Member

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    DC,

    Oh my God, no, you trying to start something [​IMG]

    You will have these boys shooting at me in the parking lot at match one.

    Stop your making me laugh, Vern

    Ps got hit the hay, going to Delware tomorrow morning to shoot, so kiss Carol for me and good nite sir.
     
  13. Darryl Cassel

    Darryl Cassel Well-Known Member

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    Vern

    Boyd would be OK if he didn't "pick his nose" so much. It's really terrible when he does that. [​IMG]
    Don't shake hands with him. That's what "Jody" told me anyway.

    Later
    DC [​IMG]

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  14. Guest

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    Sorry guys, I should of added some extra info.

    Lets go with:
    200 grain bullets for a weight maximum
    Used for long range on elk and deer, lets say 1500 yards as a max
    We won't be concerned with frying a barrel in 1000 rounds
    Lets keep the weight under 20 pounds
    Bench Rifle
    Lets stay away from any 50 caliber cases
    Put a brake on it
    Wildcats are ok but not "to" extreme
    Don't want to sepnd 6 months working up and blowing cases

    Put together what you would recomend, excluding the scope. I already have a scope in mind.

    Thanks all,

    Don