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Old 08-29-2012, 04:55 PM   #21
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Not quite as nice as the remmy. We have a guy in our shoots that gets 1/2 to 3/4 moa with it every time.

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I recommend the 300wsm. It is very accurate, fast, and will shoot past that distance if you want. Very flat shooting gun also. Put a limbsaver pad on there and you can shoot a whole box just fine.

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Outstanding discussion here. You guys are giving me a few more items to look into here. I'll have to do some reading up on the 300

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Anyone have experience with this one???

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=302917369#PIC

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Quite side note:

The WSM and the WSSM are known for rapid barrel wear at the throat that will spread because of the excessive amount of pressure (and resultant heat) you are packing behind the round.

It's essentially a magnum round fired from a short action to give you an idea.

While you don't need to worry about buying your barrels in a six pack, it's something to keep in mind if you pursue this course.

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Yup...thats what i was talking about before
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I did see what G-3 Posted and he is correct the 308 will do it. I have shot one at 1000 yds. many times in the past. However, it comes down to there are just better rounds to get that job done as JD and the others have mentioned. The 338 Lapua is a good choice. But as mentioned the ammunition is not inexpensive. You should plan on loading it! The 300 Win Mag will also get the job done if in a high quality rifle. And no matter what caliber the wind effects all of them at this range. It is a practice and learning process to be able to shot in various value winds at longer ranges and 1000!
Other factors at that range are light, elevation, temperature, mirage and certainly the wind which is the hardest to master if you can. This due to the fact I have seen 5 separate range flags down range flying at different degree angles while looking down the range at 1000. Mastering the 1000 does not come easy and without months and months and even years of practice and documentation on environmental effects. Good luck on your choice but if you are serious about your goal *buy the best "Optics" you can and then buy the best rifle you can. Most people do it backwards.
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Yup...thats what i was talking about before
Me too.
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After seeing the 300WM with a 26 inch barrel... one can have a longer than usual barrel length to increase velocity, extending the range of a barrel friendly cartridge.

If it was just a varmint and/or target rifle, the extra weight may not be that problematic.

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Yes to the .338...no to the savage.wont shoot inside 2" at 100 yards. I started out with the savage and moved on to this remington 700p http://www.impactguns.com/remington-700-police-mlr-338-lapua-25645.aspx which imo is a better rifle for the money. Holds 1/2 moa or better. Theres also some decent stock options for it.
Anyone that tries to shoot small groups at 100 yards with a 338 Lapua has about as much sense as someone that takes a 50 BMG out prairie dog hunting.
The 338's bullet hasn't really stabilized at 100 yards.It was designed to be shot at great distances,not at short range.

The Savage BA's are some wild looking weapons,and I've shot all of them-308,300WM,and the 338 Lapua.I personally don't care for the stock/chassis system on them.They are very awkward feeling,and heavy as hell.
The Long Range Hunter version is a lot better rifle,IMO

To say any brand is better than another is just a personal opinion.In today's market,just about every brand shoots good out of the box,and there is a big aftermarket of parts/accessories for all the major brands.
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