The 375 Cheytec seems to be the favorite at the moment. I have one and am impressed so far with the accuracy and relatively low recoil. Ammo availability is an issue if you do not currently reload.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
I shoot 338 rum also what Bullets and powder are you usingI'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.
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 it would depend on your budget. Me personally even if I had unlimited funds. I’d still build a 7mm of some sort. 7 MM RUM or a 7-300. I have shot my 260 Remington out to around 2400 yards. If you are just punching paper or shooting steel there is just no reason to go bigger than the 7mm family. It has plenty for 2 miles.