Need cartridge suggestions

Sir Wendigo

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I may be having my 300 WM barrel replaced. Its a Remington 700 receiver. I am happy to stick with 300, but is there anything better? Less body taper, no belt, a sharper shoulder, perhaps lose a tenth of body length to add to neck length. I would consider a different caliber. For example I contemplated going the 7mm Practical route, but that only necks the case down, doesn't really improve it. So if there is a cartridge out there, that in you guys can think of, SAMMI or wildcat, that works with my bolt face and in a standard long action, please let me know. Maybe post a picture or two. I would like OAL to be 3.6 or less, as it has to function in AICS magazine.

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Mike
 

Sir Wendigo

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I guess i should also tell you that this will be used for long range hunting. I would like to stay with 30 Cal because I have the ability to shoot 230 grain bergers, but please try to change my mind if you wish and tell me what bullet to use and load data.
 

ohiohunter

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The only thing that will satisfy most of your wishes is 300wm with a break, or download it. Or to lose the belt 300 wby with a break. Or sacrifice some velocity with a 300wsm.

I see a break in your future, esp if you stick with 300wm.
 

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300 Weatherby has a belt. The WSM doesn't. I watched a guy on Saturday shoot the 230 at 3100 with 7828 SSC with his WSM. Shot over an Oehler 35. The 215 is a good bullet also. Matt
 

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Helping a wendigo is bad luck... I don't want to attract the curse.

But I'll make an exception this time...

7mm STW or .300 Ackley Improved Magnum would be perfect to suit your needs.
 

gohring3006

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300 Weatherby has a belt. The WSM doesn't. I watched a guy on Saturday shoot the 230 at 3100 with 7828 SSC with his WSM. Shot over an Oehler 35. The 215 is a good bullet also. Matt

3100fps is cooking in a WSM what barrel lenght? Do he confirm his velocity with drop data it? I bet that brass is junk. That's what most guy are getting in a 300 rum
 
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MudRunner2005

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3100fps is cooking in a WSM what barrel lenght? Do he confirm his velocity with drop data it? I bet that brass is junk. That's what most guy are getting in a 300 rum
Yeah, I don't see him getting that kind of velocity out of a WSM.....Atleast not more than 1 firing per brass. LOL
 

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Using your criteria of:
No belt
Modern shoulder
Modern taper
3.6 COAL mag fit
Shorter than a WM
Longer neck preference

If you need access to factory ammo, 300WSM is IMO the only choice.

Here is IMO the short list that meets your criteria:
300 WSM - No belt, modern shoulder, modern taper. Very close to a 300 WM
300 Dakota - same same but a bit proprietary, intended for lower pressures
308/26-Nosler - More than a WSM/WM less than a RUM
7.62 Pro - OK, this is a wow cartridge.

I'm building a 308/26-Nosler for all those reasons plus a little less than a RUM
 
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