Advice, new custom rifle

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by 722 WILDCAT ENTHUSIAST, Dec 23, 2011.

  1. 722 WILDCAT ENTHUSIAST

    722 WILDCAT ENTHUSIAST Member

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    I am planning on using long action and it will be a hunting rifle for our to 500 yards max. a appreciate any input so please comment!:cool:
     
  2. canderson

    canderson Well-Known Member

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    I would favor a 6.5 or straight 284 or 6.5-06 or 280. 140gr bullets in 6.5 or 180 in 7mm.
     
  3. JARHEAD1371

    JARHEAD1371 Well-Known Member

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    I would go with the 7 SAUM or 7 WSM pushing the 162 Amax or 180 Berger VLD or Hybrid. This year I have shot 2 antelope, one deer, and a few coyotes past 500 yds. My wife and I have taken over 13 big game animals with the rifle in the past 3 years, all with excellent results. You can search my user name and find all of the threads with many pics.
     
  4. Strider

    Strider Active Member

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    Not sure what you plan to hunt, but the 7mm is hard to beat. I have been thinking about a .284, which can push 180 Bergers at close to 3000 (or eveb more ) in a long action with around 55 grains of powder. It is inherintly accurate and fairly easy on barells.
     
  5. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

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    Using it on what with a max of 500yds?
     
  6. Good

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    for Deer and under: Lazzeroni 7 Tomahawk just to be different. For a moderate round, it's hard to beat the BCs of the 7mm bullets outside the .338s.

    for shooting Anything- 338 RUM or similar in lightweight package with a healthy brake.

    That said, I wonder what the most effective (recoil reduction) brake is for ~100g of powder that will fit on a barrel whose tip is .649". My wife bought me a small, 3-port APS Painkiller for my lightweight .338RUM build for Christmas. It's tiny; much smaller than I expected. I hope it works well, and would've purchased the medium but it wouldn't fit my barrel.
     
  7. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    ... + what's your budget?
     
  8. COBrad

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    If you're only going to 500 yards on deer and smaller sized animals, I would go with a 6.5 something. More than enough bullet and less recoil.
     
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    That's what a brake is for CO. :)

    I'd rather have the benefit of less wind drift, all be it a small difference, so I guess it's splitting hairs. Each to their own. :D
     
  10. Sully2

    Sully2 Well-Known Member

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    My own choice would be a 6.5mm setup. 260 Rem (6.5-08) and with a tad more recoil ( but nothing severe at all) a 6.5-06.
     
  11. 722 WILDCAT ENTHUSIAST

    722 WILDCAT ENTHUSIAST Member

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    I'm likely to ue a 7mm STW as for a cal. but I'll mainly be hunting deer and an occasional elk hunt. It really comes down to what kind of barrel and stock and action you think i should use
     
  12. 722 WILDCAT ENTHUSIAST

    722 WILDCAT ENTHUSIAST Member

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    I do like the 6.5 mm cal but I dont handlaod so in my oppinion I wouldnt be able to use the benifits of this gr8 caliber.
     
  13. Rimfire

    Rimfire Well-Known Member

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    Without handloading I would get a 308 Win
     
  14. Sully2

    Sully2 Well-Known Member

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    Various companys have factory loaded ammo in .260 Rem. I have a couple of boxes of Federal's here close to me.