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#6883502 - 09/10/17 07:02 PM 1 Mile Rifle
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A few of my shooting buddies have been shooting over a mile lately and it has me hankering for a 2000-yard caliber. What do yall think is the most sensible cartridge for that distance, as far as brass cost and availability, bullet selection, powder consumption, common or custom reamer, etc?
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Haha yea I polished that thing for hours.

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#6883507 - 09/10/17 07:07 PM Re: 1 Mile Rifle [Re: ImTheReasonDovesMourn]
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Buy chads 7mm-300 and go play rifle
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#6883509 - 09/10/17 07:08 PM Re: 1 Mile Rifle [Re: 2Beez]
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Originally Posted By: 2Beez
Buy chads 7mm-300 and go play rifle


Not a lefty. I'm building my own.
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Haha yea I polished that thing for hours.

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#6883511 - 09/10/17 07:12 PM Re: 1 Mile Rifle [Re: ImTheReasonDovesMourn]
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bang I forgot you were wired wrong. My bad.
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#6883523 - 09/10/17 07:24 PM Re: 1 Mile Rifle [Re: ImTheReasonDovesMourn]
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7mm-300 Norma is what I'd build.
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#6883529 - 09/10/17 07:34 PM Re: 1 Mile Rifle [Re: ImTheReasonDovesMourn]
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#6883539 - 09/10/17 07:46 PM Re: 1 Mile Rifle [Re: ImTheReasonDovesMourn]
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50 bmg and dont look back

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#6883567 - 09/10/17 08:13 PM Re: 1 Mile Rifle [Re: ImTheReasonDovesMourn]
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20mm canon?

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#6883577 - 09/10/17 08:23 PM Re: 1 Mile Rifle [Re: ImTheReasonDovesMourn]
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338 lapua

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#6883582 - 09/10/17 08:33 PM Re: 1 Mile Rifle [Re: ImTheReasonDovesMourn]
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I've been crunching numbers for months. Even did last night at the Fire station. The absolute most cost effective cartridge is the 7-300, loaded with H-Retumbo, and a 195 gr Berger EOL. Trust me, there's not a more cost effective way to do it.

28 Nosler brass is very high.
.338 LM, everything about it is expensive, and it ain't all that at a mile, plus.
.50 BMG, and cases from it, aren't doing anything more than delivering more energy, and again at a high cost of components. Hell for .50 BMG you need a special press and very expensive dies. .300 Norma Mag loaded with a 220 gr ELD-X runs below 1340 fps (the real velocity to look for, for stability) 200 yards before the 7-300 And the 195 EOL.

Go dig for yourself if you think I'm wrong. smile
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#6883583 - 09/10/17 08:34 PM Re: 1 Mile Rifle [Re: dee]
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Originally Posted By: dee
7mm-300 Norma is what I'd build.


It'll do it, with authority. Brass costs more than Win Mag.
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#6883590 - 09/10/17 08:42 PM Re: 1 Mile Rifle [Re: ImTheReasonDovesMourn]
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a 338 Norma is going to out perform the other options. The Cheytac family is to expensive and to specialized to keep it cost effective. 338 Norma can run fancy lathe turned solids of Berger 300's that perform flawlessly. My 338 norma is ridiculous. Pay attention to the time of flight.

if you were asking for a hunting gun, 28 nosler. Target gun is the 338 Norma


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#6883598 - 09/10/17 08:51 PM Re: 1 Mile Rifle [Re: Dave3575]
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What bullet?
What charge?
What MV?

And not everybody has your budget, you crazy Guinea.


Edited by FiremanJG (09/10/17 08:53 PM)
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#6883606 - 09/10/17 08:58 PM Re: 1 Mile Rifle [Re: ImTheReasonDovesMourn]
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First off where will you be shooting? Altitude makes a difference in how long you retain velocity. Second whats your budget, when you start shooting at past 1k costs add up very fast.

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#6883615 - 09/10/17 09:08 PM Re: 1 Mile Rifle [Re: cmorsch]
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Originally Posted By: cmorsch
First off where will you be shooting? Altitude makes a difference in how long you retain velocity. Second whats your budget, when you start shooting at past 1k costs add up very fast.


I'll be shooting in Texas. Altitude is the last reason I would choose a caliber of rifle. If it won't stay supersonic to 1760 yards at sea level, I don't want it. I didn't include a budget because I was specifically asking for the most cost-effective cartridge for my intended purpose, and I shoot past 1k with at least 5 of my current rigs.


Edited by ImTheReasonDovesMourn (09/10/17 09:10 PM)
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