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

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  1. Troutslayer2

    Troutslayer2 Well-Known Member

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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?
     
  2. adam32

    adam32 Well-Known Member

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    RUM.
     
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  3. rfurman24

    rfurman24 Well-Known Member

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    30 Nosler. LOL! You are not going to get help from this thread. What you will get is a list of every cartridge ever made.
     
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  4. PNWGator

    PNWGator Well-Known Member

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    Agree with rfurman24, 30 Nosler.
     
  5. Mram10us

    Mram10us Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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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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  6. troy sturgill

    troy sturgill Member LRH Team Member

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    30 nosler won’t disappoint
     
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    cjuve Well-Known Member

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    Sub 8 lb 300 Norma improved the T3 brake makes it very comfortable to shoot. 6609CD4E-638F-476A-B7A4-2FABA066735A.jpeg
     
  8. Troutslayer2

    Troutslayer2 Well-Known Member

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    Been there done that. Nothing against it but I sold the dies with the rifle because I was convinced I was done with that one for good. Looking for something new.
     
  9. Jud96

    Jud96 Well-Known Member

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    .30 Nosler or .300 PRC
     
  10. Gregger

    Gregger Well-Known Member

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    338 edge. Hammer down! I know it's not 30 cal but it's one thats on my wish list.
     
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  11. Triple BB

    Triple BB Well-Known Member

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    I'd make it into a 30-06. After its done, you can ask yerself why you dumped yer RUM...
     
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  12. Mram10us

    Mram10us Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    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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  13. adam32

    adam32 Well-Known Member

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    Warbird.

    30/378.
     
  14. Gregger

    Gregger Well-Known Member

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    300 Sherman is another one ro look at
     
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