Hello to all. Up late thinking on what to do. I've talk to a gun smith today from this website. Very friendly fellar. Gonna keep names hush hush for now on the smiths name or name of his company. I messaged this gentleman yesterday after a referral to him. I messaged him about a build in the 7mm dakota. But after we talked to day he has really got me thinking on the .300 norma magnum. I really don't hunt long range here in west Tennessee but I've got shots out to 700yds with no problem. Will I take that shot? No I wont, I will not go past 500yds.. my question is l, how good will this .300 norma do from 75yds to the mention range shooting the NAB or the swift sciroccoo 2? I also looked at the 7mm-.300 win as well as the dakota the .270wtby. I am going a black bear hunt next fall in Canada, and Africa soon I hope. so whitetail's and black bear is my main thing really with fingers crossing on an African trip. If not a trip to Africa it will definitely be a caribou hunt. So any 2 cents are welcomed and a little name calling toward me can be stood for as well Lol.. I have always been a big fan of a .270 wtby and 7mm dakota.