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Postby Gamecock24 » Tue Jan 27, 2015 6:30 pm

Ok fellows I have decided to buy another rifle. I know we all love our Mosins here but I am thinking about something newer and with a little more punch to it, a Remington 700 5r in 300 WinMag. My only problem is I can't decide on the barrel length between 24" or 26" with the 24" threaded but threaded is no deal breaker because I can get that done.
I have no experience with a 300wm so I'm not really sure how much velocity or range I will be giving up with the 24" so I'm hoping some you guys will have something say about it.
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Re: New rifle advice

Postby TJPike » Tue Jan 27, 2015 6:59 pm

Go with the 24. The loss is so minimal. Love the mag rifles. I have a Rem MDL 700 SS .338 Win Mag and a Rem MDL 7 .300 Ulta Mag Short Action.
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Re: New rifle advice

Postby farmerboy78 » Tue Jan 27, 2015 7:53 pm

You can always go the route I recently have, bought savage 12 lrp in 6.5 Creedmoor! !! It says it has nearly the same trajectory as the 300 Wm with less recoil...but to each there own.
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Re: New rifle advice

Postby TJPike » Wed Jan 28, 2015 6:49 am

The Rem 700 R5 milspec rifle is a true 1,000 yard rifle.Cant get that out of a 6.5mm.(very similar to rem .260 and rem 25.06).Not being negative about the 6.5 as it is a fine caliber.

Before you buy the Rem 700 R5 check out what Howa rifles has to offer in heavy barrel guns. More choices to customize a rifle to your liking. Howa is coming out with a Heavy Barrel 300 win mag in May. Just saying.
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Re: New rifle advice

Postby ShootnMathews » Wed Jan 28, 2015 7:17 am

TJPike wrote:The Rem 700 R5 milspec rifle is a true 1,000 yard rifle.Cant get that out of a 6.5mm.(very similar to rem .260 and rem 25.06).Not being negative about the 6.5 as it is a fine caliber.

Before you buy the Rem 700 R5 check out what Howa rifles has to offer in heavy barrel guns. More choices to customize a rifle to your liking. Just saying.



The 6.5's do fine at 1000. They don't have near the punch as a 300 does at 1000 but they are adequate for deer sized game. I have a 6.5-284 and love it. My next build is going to be some sort of mag. 7RM, 300WM or something along those lines. Maybe even the new 54r modified.

The 6.5's are great though. Bob Beck this past season took an antelope with his 6.5-284 w/ Berger 140 VLD hunting bullets at 1350 yards.
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Re: New rifle advice

Postby TJPike » Wed Jan 28, 2015 7:42 am

Not saying it cant be done. A squirrel could be hit at 1000 yards with a .22. Shooting at big game at that kind of range should not be encouraged with any kind of firearm. "Come on man"
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Re: New rifle advice

Postby ShootnMathews » Wed Jan 28, 2015 8:55 am

Oh I'm definitely not saying everyone should take a shot like that. But long range shooting is Mr. Becks business and life. Therefore he is very good at it. Ill post the video of the 1350 shot if I can find it. I saw him shoot steel once out to 2200 yards with a 300 RUM. He's quite the shot.
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Re: New rifle advice

Postby ShootnMathews » Wed Jan 28, 2015 9:47 am

Are you looking for a hunting gun or just a target gun? Or both
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Re: New rifle advice

Postby farmerboy78 » Wed Jan 28, 2015 2:57 pm

If you are dead set on a mag, I would ask this...do I want a short or long action? 300 Wsm vs 300 wm
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Re: New rifle advice

Postby Gamecock24 » Wed Jan 28, 2015 6:37 pm

Thanks guys for the responses guys. I have considered Savage but the only 300wm savage that seems to be out there is the 110 BA which has this aluminum mono block chassis making the gun like 16lbs which be fine if I wanted a strictly bench rifle but I want something that could serve as hunting rifle also even though I don't think I'll be shooting squirrels @1000 yards ;). The Savage has an awesome trigger as I found out shooting your 6.5 Savage, Jared. I have decided on 300wm simply for variety of bullets available especially when considering reloading which I'm not set up for yet, but factory 300wm ammo is also not too expensive.
I will have to check Howa and see how they compare in price. I did look at a custom barreled action in 300wm but it was really pricey with its Defiance Deviant action and Bartlien barrel.
I have compared the 300wsm and 300wm which share similar ballistics but I'm set on the long action. My thinking behind that is if and when I get a .308 I'd want a SAPR probably an AR10 build but at the moment I have too many AR's according to the wife ;).
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