257 WeatherbyI am looking for another rifle/cartridge and am either going to build or buy a “nicer” factory rifle.
Let’s start with what I have. I have a Remington LTR in 223 Rem with Swarovski 3-10x42, Remington LTR in 308 Win with Swarovski 3-10x42 and a Remington 700 Mountain DM in 7mm-08 with Leupold VX-III 2.5-8x36.
I have thought about building off the Mountain rifle but my son and I have killed a pile of deer and bear with that rifle including his first WI whitetail and bear.
What I am considering. 22 Creedmoor with a 7.5 twist barrel to shoot 80.5 gr Berger, 6 Creedmoor with a 7.5 twist for 105 gr Berger Hybrid or 115 VLD’s or 6.5 PRC with a 7.5 twist for 140 and 156 gr Berger EOL.
I do not like a ton of recoil (Rem Long Range in 300 Win with factory 180 was not bad at all). I really don’t want to deal with a muzzle break, as a lot of my hunting leads to quick shots and hearing protection would be “difficult”.
Although I do not shoot as far as many of you, I would like to get into shooting long range (up to 1000 yards). Targets and hunting to say 750. Primarily coyotes, antelope, deer and maybe a elk hunt or 2.
What would you suggest? I do reload.