I am fairly new to long range hunting (1000+ yards) for big game. I am now looking at getting a custom long range rifle built but wanted some feed back and ballistic information on what caliber would be the best. I really am hoping to understand what caliber and why.
Some have suggested the 338 lapua while some say you need a chariot to hunt with it.
Others suggest the 6.5x284...
While no data has been given to back up the suggestions I have received..
I joined this site about three years ago for the sole purpose of researching cartridges for long range hunting. I could spend the next few hours writing about what I've learned. Since I don't want to do that, I'll give you the bottom line.
If you want a serious long range rifle, build a 338 Lapua or larger. Anything smaller and you are just pretending.