What .30 cal to build on Proof Carbon Sendero 26” 1-9.4”

Troutslayer2

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I scored a great deal on a Proof Sendero 26”, 1-9.4”. I’ve been without a .30 for a while, other than the old model 94 anyway.

.308, 300WM, 300WSM, 300 NM are all under consideration.

Part of me thinks that I could build a .308 super light with a lifetime of barrel life, and part of me wants to build a 300 NM for cross canyon elk hunting... BUT I know myself. If it ends up weighing more than maybe 7-8 pounds unscoped, it will never see action. So I’m wondering how enjoyable shooting a sub 8# 300 Norma would be. I’m also a little concerned about components, namely brass.

Never had a short action so 300 WSM is somewhat appealing but then you end up pretty pigeonholed with that bolt face- not a lot of directions to take that one in.

I don’t know. I need to add a 30 cal to the stable. I primarily shoot 280AI with 168 grain bullets so I’m looking to build something that brings something different to the table. What would you do?
 

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300wsm for a light rifle. I had a CA carbon/eh1 manners setup in 300 rum. Great rifle, but form is unforgiving or it jumps. There is a reason 300wsm is always at the top at Williamsport worlds.
 

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338 edge. Hammer down! I know it's not 30 cal but it's one thats on my wish list.
Won’t hijack ... but .... that was my first long range rifle and I still shoot it. 285 eldms have given it new life!
 

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