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Old 12-05-2010, 04:13 PM   #1
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hey guys i want another good long range rifle. Im not sure what to go with though.

List of Calibers i already have:

223 rem
22-250 rem
270 win
338 win mag
300 remington ultra mag
375 h&h mag

any ideas on this one?

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the thing with the lapua though is that everything about them is extremely expensive and my RUM will out shoot it
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Well you didn't say that money was an issue--SO:

Cheytac LLC - The Leader in Extreme Long Range Precision Rifle Systems

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Barrett

or maybe

Home - Surgeon Rifles

Want REALLY lllloooonnnnnggggg range? Maybe a Solothurn S18-1000?
Makes the 50 BMG look---small

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hey guys i want another good long range rifle. Im not sure what to go with though.

List of Calibers i already have:

223 rem
22-250 rem
270 win
338 win mag
300 remington ultra mag
375 h&h mag

any ideas on this one?

Thanks
How long is long range? How many yards distance maximum? What do you want to use it for? Hunting only? Target only?
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Well you didn't say that money was an issue--SO:

Cheytac LLC - The Leader in Extreme Long Range Precision Rifle Systems

or

Barrett

or maybe

Home - Surgeon Rifles

Want REALLY lllloooonnnnnggggg range? Maybe a Solothurn S18-1000?
Makes the 50 BMG look---small
well ive thought about the barrett Model 99 50 BMG but then i heard about the cheytac calibers and i backed out. what caliber of the cheytac line would you recommend?
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How long is long range? How many yards distance maximum? What do you want to use it for? Hunting only? Target only?
well i would be using it for hunting mostly and for max distance we will say 1000 to 1500 yards.

i got the perfect chance at a cow elk at 850 yards this last hunting season and when i say perfect i mean PERFECT! no wind about 50 degrees and overcast. i got down with my 300 RUM came up my 15.5 clicks and held right at the top of her back and let her fly. it went right over her back and she flinched and ran up a few feet and stopped again. i dropped another one in the tube and held right on. Bang! DROP!! so im addicted to long range now.

any caliber big or small.

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Well you didn't say that money was an issue--SO:

Cheytac LLC - The Leader in Extreme Long Range Precision Rifle Systems

or

Barrett

or maybe

Home - Surgeon Rifles

Want REALLY lllloooonnnnnggggg range? Maybe a Solothurn S18-1000?
Makes the 50 BMG look---small
what do you think of the 408 Cheytac?
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I don't think it is sporting to be taking pot shots at the range you are talking about but that is me and not the point of the thread so back on topic. If you have the money to build the rifle and you have the shoulder to take the beating to get to a point of knowing that rifle inside and out and in many different wind and light conditions. Then I shall point you towards the 338 edge 338 Laupa mag performance in a less costly dress.

The 338 edge is simplely a 300 RUM necked up to a 338. AAAAAAAA yes Remington makes the 338 RUM but the 300RUM is 1/10" longer giving you more powder which equals faster bullets.

I have a buddy that build on on a Rem 700 SS action with a 32" kreiger barrel McMillan A-4 stock and a nightforce 8-32x56mm scope. All total it cost him right at $3k for the package. He still can't hit the broad side of a barn.

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I don't think it is sporting to be taking pot shots at the range you are talking about but that is me and not the point of the thread so back on topic. If you have the money to build the rifle and you have the shoulder to take the beating to get to a point of knowing that rifle inside and out and in many different wind and light conditions. Then I shall point you towards the 338 edge 338 Laupa mag performance in a less costly dress.

The 338 edge is simplely a 300 RUM necked up to a 338. AAAAAAAA yes Remington makes the 338 RUM but the 300RUM is 1/10" longer giving you more powder which equals faster bullets.

I have a buddy that build on on a Rem 700 SS action with a 32" kreiger barrel McMillan A-4 stock and a nightforce 8-32x56mm scope. All total it cost him right at $3k for the package. He still can't hit the broad side of a barn.

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well i agree with you on the "pot shots" at long distances 100% but... Thats not what i do. I bought my 300 RUM in February and shot it every chance i had meaning 3 to 4 nights a week. it took me 2 months to find the perfect load/ powder for the bullet i wanted to shoot. after i worked up my load i dialed it in made a ballistics chart for my exact bullet coming out of my gun. then i shot out to 600 yards feeling very comfortable about it. putting 3 shots in about the same hole at 300 yards. when you shoot this much and work this much on the perfect load for a rifle its not called "pot shots". when you have a chart telling you your raise its not a "pot shots". "pot shots" are a guy seeing a animal at a long distance, not ranging it, pulling a gun up, holding 20 feet over its back and shooting 15 times until the animal runs off.

but not the point of this post ha. what is the ballistics of the 338 edge? and does the 1/10" make all that much more difference because i go for the max powder with accuracy being my #1 priority. and i have never got accuracy out of jamming as much powder as i can in a case just so i can get a few more fps.
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