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    Long ish range rifle build

    Hey guys
    As i have said lots im new to this forum stuff
    I am wanting to upgrade my 300rum as barrel is almost gone, I know a wee bit about long range enought to get me by.
    But i am wanting to go firther than now .
    An thinking 338 or bigger for rebarrel?
    Maybe? Just after your valued input? please
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    The world of options mate

    Plenty of guys round to give you ideas but you will not stop at one as they say hahaha before you know it you have one for everyday of the week

    shes a big boomer now, why change what not broke? rebarrel again?

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    yea 300 rum good option


    STICK WITH FAMILIAR TERRITORY

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    Quote Originally Posted by tui_man2 View Post
    The world of options mate

    Plenty of guys round to give you ideas but you will not stop at one as they say hahaha before you know it you have one for everyday of the week

    shes a big boomer now, why change what not broke? rebarrel again?
    Nope i am a one gun man that does me everything

    Quote Originally Posted by baldbob View Post
    yea 300 rum good option


    STICK WITH FAMILIAR TERRITORY
    I just want somthing new
    I look around an see all these big 7mm 30cal 338 an the newer 375 that pops up
    I am wanting to go bit frither an it may only get one or two rounds a week tops
    Thankyou for your fast replys guys
    Tonka

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    Like I say familiar....

    300 rum and 208 amax will be more than good for 1200m on game further on metal...

    cheapest option and simplist too

    But a 338 (greg) edge be just as simple to upgrade but it my unhumble opinion it kind of denoted the rifle to something beyond just a hunting rifle when you go that big a bore

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldbob View Post
    Like I say familiar....

    300 rum and 208 amax will be more than good for 1200m on game further on metal...

    cheapest option and simplist too

    But a 338 (greg) edge be just as simple to upgrade but it my unhumble opinion it kind of denoted the rifle to something beyond just a hunting rifle when you go that big a bore
    Greg edge?? That somthing new?
    I do realise it is large cal just want more than anything
    For a little less drift if i get calulation or read wrong

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    with the hybrid 30cal 230 grain VLD .743 BC it makes 30 cal still an option... 338 will last longer (barrel life) .375 longer again..

    If you are setup for reloading the 300 RUM its still a great Cal but I am changing my mind every week to what my RUM will be when I rebarrel it
    Fishing ... Hunting its all good

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    Well i like things to work fast an at this stage the 300rum is going south an i big 338 coming in on different set up as i havnt herd back from others, this man fits the bill nicely
    Thankyou guys
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    Quote Originally Posted by tonka View Post
    Well i like things to work fast an at this stage the 300rum is going south an i big 338 coming in on different set up as i havnt herd back from others, this man fits the bill nicely
    Thankyou guys
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    my 300 RUM 26" barrel running 230 bergers at 2980fps is only just behind the 338 at 1000 yards the wind drift difference is 4 inches
    thats against 300 berger going 2840fps. not much eh???
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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    Who ?

    Quote Originally Posted by burtonator View Post
    my 300 RUM 26" barrel running 230 bergers at 2980fps is only just behind the 338 at 1000 yards the wind drift difference is 4 inches
    thats against 300 berger going 2840fps. not much eh???
    I see your thinking
    But a 300gr at around 3200 + or - 50fps easy epending if i get a 'fast' barrel i cant pass that up.
    An its time for a change
    Tonka

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    7mm/338 lapua imp 180 berg 3400fps long range stuff 160 AB probly 3600 in the bush,mean!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chiefy View Post
    7mm/338 lapua imp 180 berg 3400fps long range stuff 160 AB probly 3600 in the bush,mean!
    Claw will know more about that?

    Sorry to get off topic tonka......

    What speeds are you getting sam? you have somthing simular to the above?

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    Quote Originally Posted by burtonator View Post
    my 300 RUM 26" barrel running 230 bergers at 2980fps is only just behind the 338 at 1000 yards the wind drift difference is 4 inches
    thats against 300 berger going 2840fps. not much eh???
    Don't forget that the 30 cal barrel won't last any where near as long as the 338 one

    And we won't even think about how long a 7mm one will last if it is ballistically close.......

    Or a BIG 338 for that matter.........
    Last edited by Kiwi Greg; 22-03-2012 at 09:35 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwi Greg View Post
    Don't forget that the 30 cal barrel won't last any where near as long as the 338 one

    And we won't even think about how long a 7mm one will last if it is ballistically close.......

    Or a BIG 338 for that matter.........
    At this stage it will be a big 338, also been able to do switch barrel to a big 7mm.
    Been switch i can change when i like, an get new barrel to pop on also if i wear them out.
    In all honesty im not a high volume shooter, i have been there done that an are a one guy man an do it right.
    Its the first shot thats the winner so im going know this new beast, they have gone above an beyond so far
    I feel like a little school boy

 

 

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