Rex, I orinally posted this question to "Custom Build - 2,000+ yds Precision Rifle" and wanted to ask for your opinion. I am getting ready to start a custom build on a 338 Lapua Mag for long range. I am currently looking at going with a Defiance Action, a Bartlein barrel (although what would your thoughts on a Proof Barrel be?), JEA 700 stock... and I was set on a Jewell HVR, until I saw your Huber 2 Stage Trigger review (great review BTW!). But I am really curious about what your thoughts are on the 7mm-300 WM vs. the 338 Lapua Mag on the effective external and internal ballistics for hard target interditions out to 1500m+ on these two rifles. I know you are a huge proponent for the 338 Lapua Mag, which is why I have looked at it as a serious build. I am currently running a 300 WM that has been completely modifed, but am wanting something with a bit longer reach, and is harder hitting past 1500m. Your thoughts? What is your personal preference? I have looked for ballistic data on this cartridge but am not finding much. I am curious on what the SS range for the 7mm-300WM is and the Energy ft lbs out past 1500m is? ....Your opinion to how it stacks up with the 338 Lapua Mag as far as a Long Range Duty Rig. Show less
Hey Guys, I'm looking to get my first rifle and I kinda settled my mind already. The problem is that I have limited experience and wanted to get some opinion from people who have first hand knowledge. First I'd like to explain where I'm coming from. I'm 23 and I come from Germany. I've been shooting since I'm 14 and got my owning licences for almost 3 years now. I'm somewhat limited in gun ownership so need to be sure about what I want. I'd like to get a rifle that can do almost everything. Diciplines including: 100m static, 300m static, 500m static, multi distace dynamic, maybe some IPSC. My primary goals are a little bit different though. I also would like to use is for hunting in the future and I really want to tackle the 1000m mark. I found a local gunsmithing company who's making custom ARs only. I haven't talked to them yet because I wanted to get more data. My plan is a lightweight AR-10 pattern rifle with a 16.5" Barrel chambered in 6.5CM. On goes a IOR 2-16x42. My Question is, is that possible? I mean, I did the maths and theoretically it should be. I just want to hear some expert opinions. Thank you guys!