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#6055130 - 11/28/15 06:37 PM What caliber...
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Thinking about building a light weight rifle for elk/mule deer hunting. It will be a mag with a .540 bolt face. I am not recoil sensitive and this will not be a gun I shoot a lot. Action will be a bighorn TL2 and that's about all I have finalized right now. Trying to decide between 264 win mag, 28 nosler and 300 win mag. Any others I should consider?
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#6055148 - 11/28/15 06:47 PM Re: What caliber... [Re: caddokiller]
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300 win. No replacement for displacement

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#6055150 - 11/28/15 06:49 PM Re: What caliber... [Re: caddokiller]
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28 Nosler loaded with 180 gr Berger. My 7 Rem Mag pushes that bullet 3040 MV. Run the numbers on that. The 28 Nosler should make that velocity or more. It's salty!

.300 Win Mag loaded with a 210

Either would be a great choice. Give each one a 26" barrel.
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#6055151 - 11/28/15 06:49 PM Re: What caliber... [Re: caddokiller]
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The 28 nosler looks awesome on paper but ammo might be an issue. But I would still build it

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#6055153 - 11/28/15 06:50 PM Re: What caliber... [Re: epp838]
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Originally Posted By: epp838
The 28 nosler looks awesome on paper but ammo might be an issue. But I would still build it


I reload so ammo is not a issue.
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#6055161 - 11/28/15 06:52 PM Re: What caliber... [Re: caddokiller]
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7-300 WM is worth a look.


Edited by P & Y (11/28/15 06:53 PM)
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#6055179 - 11/28/15 07:06 PM Re: What caliber... [Re: caddokiller]
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.338 WM or .340 Wby are no excuses elk cartridges. From your problem statement, I'd say there is no reason to look at anything under.30 caliber.
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#6055191 - 11/28/15 07:12 PM Re: What caliber... [Re: syncerus]
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Originally Posted By: syncerus
.338 WM or .340 Wby are no excuses elk cartridges. From your problem statement, I'd say there is no reason to look at anything under.30 caliber.


Why not?
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#6055196 - 11/28/15 07:17 PM Re: What caliber... [Re: caddokiller]
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I'd definitely go with a 300WM out of the calibers you listed. 28 Nosler is going to have such a short barrel life.

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#6055236 - 11/28/15 07:45 PM Re: What caliber... [Re: MacDaddy21]
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Originally Posted By: MacDaddy21
I'd definitely go with a 300WM out of the calibers you listed. 28 Nosler is going to have such a short barrel life.


I doubt I will ever shoot out a barrel in this gun. While I am not recoil sensitive I doubt I'll ever want to sit at a bench and shoot many rounds in a row out of it. 5 rounds to sight it in. Then no more than 20 rounds a year. Should last 30 years anyway.
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#6055329 - 11/28/15 08:40 PM Re: What caliber... [Re: caddokiller]
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For stated purposes and listed calibers I would go in the order or

28 Nosler I am a fan of the 7mm diameter bullets, the STW I owned worked quite well for deer and elk no reason the Nosler should be any different.
300 WM great cartridge and have owned one but more of a 7mm fan.
264 WM have one and though enough for elk I like the little bigger bullets of 7mm or larger.

What ever caliber it would wear a 26 inch barrel
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#6055370 - 11/28/15 08:54 PM Re: What caliber... [Re: caddokiller]
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300 win of those you listed, all parts should be easy to find for the build with maybe less wait

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#6055371 - 11/28/15 08:57 PM Re: What caliber... [Re: caddokiller]
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Anyone have any real life experience with the 28 nosler? What kind of speed are you getting?
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#6055381 - 11/28/15 09:00 PM Re: What caliber... [Re: caddokiller]
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I believe Derrick of Horizon Firearms does. I think he didn't put in much load development time. Just stumbled onto a good shooting load and went hunting with it. I don't remember what velocity he was getting.

Chad may have worked with them by now. I know he has with the 26, not sure about the 28.
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#6055397 - 11/28/15 09:08 PM Re: What caliber... [Re: FiremanJG]
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
Why not?


The original brief indicated that recoil wasn't a consideration but performance on elk was. Anything a .284 projectile will do on elk, a .308 projectile will do better. I suggested moving up to .338 because other options were solicited.


Edited by syncerus (11/28/15 09:10 PM)
Edit Reason: more info
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