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New rifle. Short action or long action?
« on: July 18, 2022, 03:56:04 PM »
Thinking about a new custom rifle. Deer and elk and bear gun. Havenít decided on a caliber yet. Would you go short action or long action and then narrow it down from there ?

I have a lot of AR type guns. Usually shoot a 6.5 creedmoor or a RBROS 7mm SAUM. I have a .300 ultra mag I never use. I enjoy long range shooting for fun. I like hunting situations to be under 500 yards if possible

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Re: New rifle. Short action or long action?
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2022, 04:08:51 PM »
7 SAUM fills that bill.

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Re: New rifle. Short action or long action?
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2022, 04:19:46 PM »
Well you already have a lotta bases coveredÖÖ what are you wantin to use it for?

Do you reload?

Long range target or hunting?  1000 yards?

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Re: New rifle. Short action or long action?
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2022, 04:27:03 PM »
I would decide caliber and let the action be what it may be.  I have a similar itch and the 6.5 PRC keeps coming to the top of my list.  If it were more elk and less deer, the 300 PRC may be more attractive, but the lighter recoil of the 6.5 would make it much more enjoyable for target shooting.

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Re: New rifle. Short action or long action?
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2022, 04:48:02 PM »
.300 WSM  8)

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Re: New rifle. Short action or long action?
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2022, 05:18:34 PM »
26 or 28 nosler
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Re: New rifle. Short action or long action?
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2022, 06:18:51 PM »
.300 WSM  8)

Yes. I love me some 300wsm

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Re: New rifle. Short action or long action?
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2022, 06:34:19 PM »
.300 WSM  8)

Yes sir, heck of a round.
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Re: New rifle. Short action or long action?
« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2022, 06:44:17 PM »
Obviously I would go 300wsm 🤣- but yes it is a great round and quite a few options if you do not reload
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Re: New rifle. Short action or long action?
« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2022, 06:57:04 PM »
For those animals and long range. 7 mm 08
Fun to shoot too.
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Re: New rifle. Short action or long action?
« Reply #10 on: July 18, 2022, 07:12:52 PM »
I would decide caliber and let the action be what it may be.  I have a similar itch and the 6.5 PRC keeps coming to the top of my list.  If it were more elk and less deer, the 300 PRC may be more attractive, but the lighter recoil of the 6.5 would make it much more enjoyable for target shooting.

I love my 6.5PRC. I have a brake on it and itís the softest shooting gun Iíve ever had. I too have a 300RUM and rather shoot and hunt with my prc. If you go with a 6.5PRC go with a long action, youíll get every ounce of its performance by doing so.

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Re: New rifle. Short action or long action?
« Reply #11 on: July 18, 2022, 07:16:48 PM »
Another vote 6.5 PRC, have killed numerous deer and bear with it. Unfortunately Iím not a rifle elk hunter but would not have an issue shooting elk with it.  :twocents:
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Re: New rifle. Short action or long action?
« Reply #12 on: July 18, 2022, 07:38:40 PM »
Iíve only shot deer and antelope with my prc. If I was to elk hunt with it I would use monolithic bullets, due to the light 6.5mm bullets.

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Re: New rifle. Short action or long action?
« Reply #13 on: July 18, 2022, 08:49:45 PM »
Long action for any 30 CaliberÖÖ

Wsm is tough to beat for long range round you can spit jits on  .


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Re: New rifle. Short action or long action?
« Reply #14 on: July 18, 2022, 09:16:00 PM »
Another vote 6.5 PRC, have killed numerous deer and bear with it. Unfortunately Iím not a rifle elk hunter but would not have an issue shooting elk with it.  :twocents:

A fine round but a bit light for the big boys, sorry.
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