Ultimate long range cartridge

Tom Erickson

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I'm 9 years away from retirement so ido have some time. If I wanted to shoot to 1 or 2 miles for a bench gun what cartridge would you go with
 

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I'm 9 years away from retirement so ido have some time. If I wanted to shoot to 1 or 2 miles for a bench gun what cartridge would you go with
1-2 miles is a huge spread. Just say one mile. For that range to 2000 yards, the .338 LM or .338 LM Improved are an excellent choice. Going beyond say...2200 up to 2 miles, jumping into the Cheytac case is the best move (IMO). The .375 is a great 2 mile cartridge. Bullets are phenomenal with great numbers. The extra BC numbers and extra payload gets them across the 3500 yard line very efficiently. I started with the .338 LM Imp and still think it's plenty for out to 2200 yards. Watch the horizon as I think some .338 heavies will be showing up. Berger is long over due with their 329 grain bullet. I think we'll see 350 grain range .338 bullets introduced next year. May need a Snipetac size case to get the most from it but it'll extend the .338 LM range into the 1.5 mile easily.
 

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Tom

There is some good suggestions and info in this interview that you can listen to.




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Buck Fever

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Ok I have 7 grand into my 28 nosler can I get into long range shooting for under 10 grand or will i have to save even more
I'm going to be about $7,000 in to my 338 RUM. Including optics (low budget for ELR) 338 RUM specific reloading gear, rests and a case.

I could have shaved maybe $2,000 off of that if I went absolutely entry level or built off a Savage.

Stepping up to a 338 Lapua Magnum would cost more because for safety margin you have to go up to a larger barrel shank. Stepping up to a big .375 is even more because you are 100% stepping outside of the Remington 700 compatible platform, everything is going to be specific to a big boomer.

Reloading for a big boy is very expensive too, if you are trying to shoot 1 mile+, you're probably going to need fancy lathe turned bullets which are a lot more than a lead core jacketed bullet. Even 338 has a premium, you would think that bullet price would scale with mass because the labor shouldn't change much between. A .223 and a .50 but the jump in cost from .308 to .338 bullets does not scale.
 
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