WHAT CALIBER???

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by rgvt4, Jan 8, 2019.

  1. rgvt4

    rgvt4 Well-Known Member

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    I just bought an .30 cal hc carbon barrel blank from elk hunter in the classifieds to build a 800 yard light weight hunting rifle. Im not quite sure what caliber I should chamber it in.

    I DO NOT RELOAD SO FACTORY AMMO IS A BIG CONSIDERATION

    THANKS
    RGVT4
     
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  2. Rick Richard

    Rick Richard Well-Known Member

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    I think you answered your own question if you don't reload...300 WM.
     
  3. cohunt

    cohunt Well-Known Member

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    What action length?
    Short/medium I say 300wsm
    Long I say 300wm

    Both have lots of factory ammo available
     
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  4. djfriesen

    djfriesen Well-Known Member

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    300 PRC would be my vote.
     
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  5. jmcmath

    jmcmath Well-Known Member

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    Do you have a bullet preference?
     
  6. CO_Guy

    CO_Guy Well-Known Member

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    I gotta say that to have such a nice platform without reloading, minimizes the possibilities of its' performance, regardless of caliber.
     
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  7. KyCarl

    KyCarl Well-Known Member

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    Since you don't reload the 300WM is plainly the obvious choice!
    Factory ammo in all sorts of configurations is readily available.
    Some of the odd ball calibers have 1 or 2 bullet choices from the same maker
    which constitutes no choice really and they may be hard to get when you want them most!
     
  8. rgvt4

    rgvt4 Well-Known Member

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    180 TO 215 GR AMMO ITS A 9.5 TWIST BARREL
     
  9. Weatherby Fan

    Weatherby Fan Well-Known Member

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    I would second this choice, 300 PRC
    Factory loaded ammo thats reasonably priced
    212gr ELD-X
    225gr ELD-M
     
  10. jmcmath

    jmcmath Well-Known Member

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    Hmm I more meant bullet construction... if you would want lots of options... win mag can’t be beat.

    If you like Hornady bullets/ammo 300 prc
     
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  11. rgvt4

    rgvt4 Well-Known Member

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    EITHER BERGER VLD, HORNADAY ELD'S, NOSLER ACCUBOND
     
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  12. rgvt4

    rgvt4 Well-Known Member

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    I JUST DONT HAVE ANY TIME. ONE DAY I MIGHT START BUT THATS GOING TO BE A WHILE
     
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  13. Buckfever34

    Buckfever34 Well-Known Member

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    300 WIN MAG
     
  14. FIGJAM

    FIGJAM Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    300 PRC