Cartridges and rifle configurations for LRH and ELR

Paladin300

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Alright, Alright Alright!!! We had some good discussion last week on your top 5 hunt the world cartridges I figured I would post a new thread. It’s pick two this time around. First what cartridge are you using for LRH to a 1000 yards. Second what are you using for ELR to a 1000 yards and beyond. Only two this time!!! Again not an argument and no wrong answers. Just looking to see what everyone is using and providing a little insight to the new guys. So what are your top two go long cartridges? And how are your rifles configured to maximize the cartridges performance. You can include picks this time if you want. Thanks in advance for participating guys! And go...
 

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I’ve got my 30-378 that covers elr pretty well. As good as I can anyhow . I really want to build a 264 win mag for 1000 to 1400 or so playing . But until then the 30-378 covers it all
 

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270 Winchester and 338 RUM. Since I have a little bit of an ethical issue with shooting big game at ranges that require bullets to be in flight for more than a second and I have never been in a hunting situation where I needed to take a shot beyond 450 yards, although a sheep hunt could be in the future, my go to rifle of choice is a Sako A7 Stainless 270 Winchester with Leupold ringes, sporting a 3-9 Leupold Vx-r with a ballistic fire dot mil reticle with mil turrets. I run 150 and 165 ABLRs zeroed at 250, point blank hold to 300. The 270 win is my go to for all things inside a 1000 yards but on big game I would limit it to 750. Rifle weighs 7lbs 14 oz. total. My true go long gun is a 338 Rum, custom REM 700 with a 27” Brux barrel. It is my everything beyond a 1000 yards gun. To be honest, I could do it all with this one gun. 30 moa base, MTD rings, Athlon Ares ETR, Mil reticle, APA FB Gen 3 break, custom wrap, HS Percision stock, wyatts box, Timney elite trigger and A Harris SBR bipod. Running 265 ABLRs at 2850.

Pics are of the #1 338 and 270 bracketed by a 30-378 and 6.5 Creedmoor. Bullets from left to right are 210, 265, 165, 142 ABLRs. #2 338 RUM, #3 A7 300 WM with Athlon Ares ETR #4 270 Win
 

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Paladin300

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I’ve got my 30-378 that covers elr pretty well. As good as I can anyhow . I really want to build a 264 win mag for 1000 to 1400 or so playing . But until then the 30-378 covers it all
I just sold my 30-378, a Sako M995. In my opinion the 30-378 is one of only a handful of cartridges that can be called a true 1000 yard hunting round.
 

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In this scenario a 338 Lapua for me could do it all that I would be doing. If you’re talking like real ELR I’d entertain a 408 cheytac for target shooting and some HTI if needed.
 

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I have what I'm extremely happy with for LRH to 1k. A 30 nosler running 230s at 2975 and consistently doing a little under. 5moa at 600. Need to get it to the 1k range soon.

Imo-ELR shooting is a bit open ended as that definition tends to blur.

Ultimately it should be something in a big 375 or greater to go 2k and beyond.

I have a hard time shooting past 1k so I'm sticking with my 6 dasher. If I had regular access to a up to 2k range I'd be looking at a big 30 or 33. Starting on the low end with a 30 or 33-28 nosler slinging heavies and moving up to the xc's or lapua's.

All just my opinion as I have no experience past that range but it did stay at a holiday Inn once.
 

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I picked the 30 nosler in a custom cut throat and freebore(3.69 and .225) for the Berger 215s but will also be picking up some 230s. 28” Hart 1:9 twist.

I have always wanted a .338 shooting 300gr pill, maybe one day.
 

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I picked the 30 nosler in a custom cut throat and freebore(3.69 and .225) for the Berger 215s but will also be picking up some 230s. 28” Hart 1:9 twist.

I have always wanted a .338 shooting 300gr pill, maybe one day.
I like the 300gr Bergers in the 338 but I can push the 285 flatliners about 75fps faster and they have a little better BC. .962 vs .822. They set up the same as the Bergers about .010 off the lands. Running 85-86gr of R23. They stay supersonic and carry plenty of energy well beyond 2000 yards.

Pic: 338 RUM w 285 flatliners in the middle
 

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