Custom Rifle Project


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Jan 1, 2007
Lewiston, Idaho
I am going to have a custom long range rifle built this spring and there are several options that I am considering. I al looking to have a gun built that once a scope is put on it will weigh 10 1/2 lbs in either a 7mm Remington Magnum or a .300 Winchester Magnum. I will either shoot a 168 or 180 grain Berger VLD out of the 7mm or a 210 Berger VLD out of the .300. My problem is that I will be hunting both species of deer, elk, and bears with my gun. I like the idea of having a 210 gr. bullet but I would have a muzzle break put on it. My concerns with the muzzle break are that they are extremely loud and I have heard of reduced accuracy out of them. I am leaning toward the 7mm for this reason. Does anyone have any input on these calibers and bullets and there killing ability for these animals?


Well-Known Member
Oct 30, 2008
Spokane, Wa.
If your wanting to stay factory round wouldn't a 7RUM fill the gap nicely between the two? Especially if you could get your hands on some of the 200gr Wildcats.


Well-Known Member
Jan 30, 2005
The rummor that a brake hurts accuracy is a false one. If the brake is designed, made and installed by knowledgable profesional their should be no disernable loss in accuracy potential from that barrel. I have seen gas cutting erosion on different brakes cause problems later on, but that is easily correctable.


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Dec 19, 2009
Both good choices. One of the newer brakes that are shown on this site would be on either if it was me. I used a 300 win for awhile. I then went to a 300 wby. Both worked very well with 190's and up. I don't have much trigger time behind a 7mm anything. That being said the next purchase will be either a 7mm mag or the action to build one. I'm thinking of building a wildcat off of one of the rcm cases. depending on the action length I have to work with will determine which one. I have a short action right now which would make me lean toward using the 338 rcm case. If I can acquire a long action I would use the 300 rcm case.
Good luck with the project

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