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Re: Help choosing a new hunting caliber.
« Reply #30 on: December 09, 2019, 06:49:01 PM »
 I always seem to grab my 7mm when packing to head out, itís never failed on any of my hunts. :twocents:
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Re: Help choosing a new hunting caliber.
« Reply #31 on: December 09, 2019, 06:56:21 PM »
Man for a all around gun the 300win/300wsm is hard to beat.
I re barreled a 300 win to 375 ruger and didnít have one for awhile and the safes felt empty lol. So picked up a christen elr to play with in 300 win.
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Re: Help choosing a new hunting caliber.
« Reply #32 on: December 09, 2019, 07:40:29 PM »
300 wsm.  Go custom and you can reload 215ís for 1000 yards. 

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Re: Help choosing a new hunting caliber.
« Reply #33 on: December 09, 2019, 07:54:55 PM »
My vote is for a 300 WSM.
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Re: Help choosing a new hunting caliber.
« Reply #34 on: December 10, 2019, 07:04:31 AM »
Getting a rifle threaded for a brake is pretty cheap. I wouldnt let a lack of a brake deter you from a rifle. Not to mention most brakes on factory rifles are some cheap thing that does little for recoil but makes lots of noise :chuckle:

Being loud and looking cool is the goal though right? Lol
I think I remember seeing a thread not too long ago that it was about $150 or so on average? Iíll have to look into what people say about those weatherby Accubrakes.
I'm a radical brake hater so it'd be a hard pass for me on the weatherby accubrake . For what they upcharge for a brake and FL camo, you could get a standard stainless one, thread it, add a beast 4 port and have money leftover :twocents:

But all the cool kids will laugh at you if your rifle doesnt have a matching camo pattern with your "clothing system."

I wear danner pronghorns, the cool kids will laugh at me anyways.. :tung:
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Re: Help choosing a new hunting caliber.
« Reply #35 on: December 10, 2019, 07:06:38 AM »
Appreciate all the input so far, thank you!
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Re: Help choosing a new hunting caliber.
« Reply #36 on: December 15, 2019, 09:26:58 PM »
My next rifle is going to be a Kimber Montana in 280 Ackley Improved...i really like 270 and 270 wsm also.


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Re: Help choosing a new hunting caliber.
« Reply #37 on: December 15, 2019, 09:35:39 PM »
Kimber Montana 300wsm has been great for me for last 10 +/- years.  Elk, deer, bear, etc from WA, ID, MT,
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Re: Help choosing a new hunting caliber.
« Reply #38 on: December 15, 2019, 11:43:12 PM »
My vote, and advice, would be the .300wm also
Works on anything, easy to find ammo, easy to reload for.
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Re: Help choosing a new hunting caliber.
« Reply #39 on: December 16, 2019, 06:27:11 AM »
Better just get a Tikka 7 mag like BDeckís so you can keep up with the quality trail of destruction heís had the last couple seasons! :chuckle:

Seriously if your looking for a do all cartridge, I agree with the 30 crowd. If it were me Iíd look for something with a twist rate & magazine right to shoot heavier bullets. The Browning xbolt HC or Max LR come to mind. If your willing to spend more money, get a tikka action & send it over to Mike @ HCA for a carbon killer build in 300 wsm throated for heavies.😍 Thatís where my donor Tikka is headed in a few weeks. Good luck with what ever you decide. :tup:

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Re: Help choosing a new hunting caliber.
« Reply #40 on: December 16, 2019, 11:42:45 AM »
Better just get a Tikka 7 mag like BDeckís so you can keep up with the quality trail of destruction heís had the last couple seasons! :chuckle:

Seriously if your looking for a do all cartridge, I agree with the 30 crowd. If it were me Iíd look for something with a twist rate & magazine right to shoot heavier bullets. The Browning xbolt HC or Max LR come to mind. If your willing to spend more money, get a tikka action & send it over to Mike @ HCA for a carbon killer build in 300 wsm throated for heavies.😍 Thatís where my donor Tikka is headed in a few weeks. Good luck with what ever you decide. :tup:
I think the 7 mag might be the way Iíll go but in a weatherby. Deck said if I come with a box of Bergerís and some H1000 youíll mount my scope for me  :chuckle:
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Re: Help choosing a new hunting caliber.
« Reply #41 on: December 16, 2019, 12:40:44 PM »
tough call on exact caliber. i run a 7mmrem mag and its deadly out way past 500yds. That said, different game may set you down different load paths which can and will change your poi for most applications (or having to zero for different loads every time).

maybe you would be better off to build a very accurate mid caliber rifle for "lighter game" and a big bore for larger north America game?

for example, i run 45/70 for deer in wet brushy applications (rainy thick stuff)
7 mag for stretching out over 700yds for deer (never needed to stretch this far but am comfy to 1K)
375 h&h for elk comfy out to around 500yds  and i have a true long range big bore if i ever draw something special to reach out well past that.

your options are endless frankly. Yes, one gun can cover but where is the fun in that!!!
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Re: Help choosing a new hunting caliber.
« Reply #42 on: December 16, 2019, 01:12:14 PM »
Better just get a Tikka 7 mag like BDeckís so you can keep up with the quality trail of destruction heís had the last couple seasons! :chuckle:

Seriously if your looking for a do all cartridge, I agree with the 30 crowd. If it were me Iíd look for something with a twist rate & magazine right to shoot heavier bullets. The Browning xbolt HC or Max LR come to mind. If your willing to spend more money, get a tikka action & send it over to Mike @ HCA for a carbon killer build in 300 wsm throated for heavies.😍 Thatís where my donor Tikka is headed in a few weeks. Good luck with what ever you decide. :tup:
I think the 7 mag might be the way Iíll go but in a weatherby. Deck said if I come with a box of Bergerís and some H1000 youíll mount my scope for me  :chuckle:

 :chuckle: well that was might generous of him to offer my services! Ya we could definitely do that. :tup:😎

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Re: Help choosing a new hunting caliber.
« Reply #43 on: December 16, 2019, 01:22:42 PM »
The new Christensen titanium action, carbon barrel, with composite stock and titanium brake at 5.8# before scope for $2200 street price would be worth looking at but I've killed a lot of stuff with a Vanguard. 

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Re: Help choosing a new hunting caliber.
« Reply #44 on: December 23, 2019, 09:10:42 PM »
When I was 15 (40 years ago) my dad bought me a brand new 7mm Remington model 700 BDL. It's killed a helluva lot of game over the years and to this day it's the one that I take almost every time. That said, absolutely nothing wrong with the 300 either.

 


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