Thoughts on a LR Rig?

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

  1. earlybird

    earlybird Well-Known Member

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    I'm planning on building a rifle for deer and elk hunting. I am having a little trouble on choosing a caliber. I am not planning on bench shooting comptetivly. I'm not a wildcat cartridge guy but would consider one. I was leaning towards a .300 win mag, but I don't want to have a muzzel brake on the gun. Maybe I don't need to go that big... I'm thinking 0-800 yards or so. What are some of your thoughts and why. Thanks for the advice.
     
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  2. dirtking

    dirtking Well-Known Member

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    How far are you wanting to shoot an elk?
     
  3. AZShooter

    AZShooter Well-Known Member

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    Read the entire 210 VLD vs 215 hybrid thread and you'll make that 300 win mag.

    http://www.longrangehunting.com/forums/f19/cmparing-berger-210-vld-215-hybrid-88657/

    Broz's 300 win mag stacks up 18 kills this season!

    The 300 win mag has moderate recoil. While you see guys using a brake, you really don't need one. There is an advantage with its use, you might be able to see your LR hit through the scope with some rifles. There is a disadvantage with a brake as well, they are VERY loud, hearing protection is a must.
     
  4. earlybird

    earlybird Well-Known Member

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    Thanks AZ shooter. I have shot a Win Mag for the last ten years for my big game gun. I'm very familar with the cartridge. The gun I have shoots well enough but I don't think that it shoots good enough to be consistent out to 800 +.
     
  5. lloydsmale

    lloydsmale Well-Known Member

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    a 300 mag of some sorts is hard to beat for what you intend on doing.