SA Remington build

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by 25 Otter, Nov 22, 2012.

  1. 25 Otter

    25 Otter Well-Known Member

    Sep 11, 2010
    Hey all. I'm considering having my Remington Mountain Guide 243 re-barreled. The rifle is by far one of my favorite light weights,just not married to the chambering. So,it's off to the rifle smith for a new pipe and maybe a couple other mods. Flute the bolt. Skeletonize the handle. You know the usual stuff. Now I realize if I want to partake of the short mag kool aid I'll have to have the bolt face done. I'm cool with it and the smith is too. From Elk to Antelope. Deer east and west. Black bear too. Folks tell me 270 WSM is the one. I'm leaning a little more toward the 7mm SAUM. Then there is the 6.5 crowd. Good arguments coming from that camp as well. Lets kick it around the old wood stove a bit and see what's left at the end of the day. Any thoughts,ponderings or sugestions?
  2. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

    Jul 29, 2004

    When you add Elk to the equation I personally feel you need a bigger caliber. The 7mm SAUM or
    the 7mm WSM would be my minimum bore Dia. because of bullet selection. the 7mm, 308 and
    the 338 would all be good choices in a short mag and all have very extensave bullet selections.

    There can be one caliber of rifle, but for a wide range of game I like certain bullet weights for
    certain game.

    Yes the 6.5s and the 270s will kill Elk but you are limited by distance more than the larger calibers

    For Deer 100 to 140grain bullets are fine. for antelope need 120 to 150 grain bullets for quick kills.
    Black bear need 160 to 200 grain to stop them in there tracks. and Elk need 160+ grain bullets
    in my opinion.

    Look/choose a cartrige that can shoot all of these bullet weights and you won't be sorry.

    As someone on this site says " there is no such thing as over kill ".

  3. trebark

    trebark Well-Known Member

    Jan 16, 2008
    My vote would be the 7saum loaded with 180grain Berger hybrids. I would also agree with JE Custom that with this combo, you would have to limit the range on elk.
  4. Sully2

    Sully2 Well-Known Member

    Feb 28, 2011
    Have it rebarreled and chambered in .260 caliber. You can really get 160 grain slugs just a screaming in the 260.