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The Search for a Factory Production Magnum Rifle
« on: September 19, 2019, 07:55:57 AM »
I am looking at getting a big magnum gun. Mainly just cuz I want one. I have a plethora of small to average rifles. I have most popular guns between .22LR to .308 and 30-06. I am currently looking at getting a Browning X-Bolt Hell's Canyon Speed Long Range McMillan. I am looking for at either 28 Nosler or 300RUM.  I like the weight of these rifles and the firearm has fantastic reviews. does anyone know of a rifle I should look at that would be in the same class as the aforementioned rifle? I know Nosler makes the M48 Patriot but I am not sold on it just yet! PM and replies would be great! I plan on putting a NightForce ATACR 5-25x56 scope on top.
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Re: The Search for a Factory Production Magnum Rifle
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2019, 08:17:29 AM »
Sweet. Fun project. My pot stirring comnent is why go that small?  Big magnum.....a real man wouldn't consider antyhing that doesn't begin with a 338 something something.  I of course am NOT a real man and would likely need a zanax before settling behind one but I do some day want a big big magnum to throw big bullets a loooong way.

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Re: The Search for a Factory Production Magnum Rifle
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2019, 10:10:28 AM »
When I got my Browning X-Bolt long range setup, I was going between Browning and Sako.   I liked the Sako 85 Long Range as well.  It only comes in 300WM and 338 Lapua.  The Nosler rifles are also nice. 


For scope, instead of NightForce, I went Swarovski.  Z5 5-25x52.  And had Outdoorsmans make custom ballistic turrets for my ammo setup (https://outdoorsmans.com/products/outdoorsmans-custom-turret).  I love this scope. 


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Re: The Search for a Factory Production Magnum Rifle
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2019, 10:17:20 AM »
I love my Sakos!
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Re: The Search for a Factory Production Magnum Rifle
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2019, 10:21:52 AM »
Just read this article yesterday. It may give you ideas.  https://www.fieldandstream.com/10-most-accurate-factory-hunting-rifles-weve-ever-tested/
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Re: The Search for a Factory Production Magnum Rifle
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2019, 10:23:54 AM »
Just read this article yesterday. It may give you ideas.  https://www.fieldandstream.com/10-most-accurate-factory-hunting-rifles-weve-ever-tested/

I do like the adjustable stock on the new Browning Max Long range models.

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Re: The Search for a Factory Production Magnum Rifle
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2019, 08:55:35 PM »
What will be this rifles job?
243Round ct. 107
338rc 773
338 lapua rc 200
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2020 Rifle rc 337

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Re: The Search for a Factory Production Magnum Rifle
« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2019, 09:25:23 PM »
What will be this rifles job?
accuracy in the field and on the range, Mule deer hunting in wheat fields and elk hunting eastern Washington
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Re: The Search for a Factory Production Magnum Rifle
« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2019, 09:56:28 PM »
I absolutely love my 28 Nosler.
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Re: The Search for a Factory Production Magnum Rifle
« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2019, 10:11:36 PM »
What will be this rifles job?
probably going to have to shoot a coyote or two with it as well
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Re: The Search for a Factory Production Magnum Rifle
« Reply #10 on: September 19, 2019, 11:05:14 PM »
33 Nosler m48?
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Re: The Search for a Factory Production Magnum Rifle
« Reply #11 on: September 20, 2019, 05:26:56 AM »
I donít know anything about xbolts but I do know itís hard to go wrong with 300 rum now days.  Good brass, tons of bullet choices.  That and I hate anything that has to do with nosler :chuckle:
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Re: The Search for a Factory Production Magnum Rifle
« Reply #12 on: September 20, 2019, 06:00:03 AM »
I am a huge fan of the CZ safari magnums.

if you want an old school big bore consider the 375 H&H.  The parent of many of the modern mags!

hard hitting, lots of bullets, manageable recoil.  Not a long range cartridge though.  mine shoots well to 300 yards.
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Re: The Search for a Factory Production Magnum Rifle
« Reply #13 on: September 20, 2019, 06:11:39 AM »
You didnít say how much your budget is but Iím guessing by the interest in the Browning-Mcmillan that you donít have a problem dropping $2500 on a rifle? If going to that extent I think I would find a Remington action & have a 300 Rum built for not much more money. If your wanting the rifle ASAP then Iíd look at a Christianson arms or the Browning with some trigger work done. :twocents:

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Re: The Search for a Factory Production Magnum Rifle
« Reply #14 on: September 20, 2019, 06:42:28 AM »
You didnít say how much your budget is but Iím guessing by the interest in the Browning-Mcmillan that you donít have a problem dropping $2500 on a rifle? If going to that extent I think I would find a Remington action & have a 300 Rum built for not much more money. If your wanting the rifle ASAP then Iíd look at a Christianson arms or the Browning with some trigger work done. :twocents:
I have a patience issue, someday ill have a precision gun built. but I think I would go with a 300PRC for that, right now I just want a naked rifle in a 28 Nosler or 300 RUM in sub 8LB rig. if it comes in at around 10 LBS with scope and sling I would be OK with that. If I ever go to Idaho or Montana to hunt this will be the rig that goes with
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