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Old 01-08-2007, 09:15 PM
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I want a Big bore that has LOW bullet drop. 30-06 has bad bullet drop past 200yards. I want a gun to do 400yards and capable of takin out big game, Elk, Moose, Caribou, and Bear/Mountain Goat. Any Suggestions
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Old 01-08-2007, 10:26 PM
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The 300WSM out performs just about everything. Other then that, you can opt for a 300 Win Mag or a 7mm Rem Mag, or a 270 WSM.

7mm WSM also, but doesn't appear to be very popular.

BTW, who told you that the 30-06 bullet drop is too much past 200 yards? I don't believe that personally. Hey, do some research on web sites such as Remington and Federal.
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Old 01-08-2007, 10:35 PM
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Just got the 338-378, check it out. Might be for you, might not.

Great power, 8-9 inches of drop at 400 yards, shooting a 250 gr bullet.
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Old 01-08-2007, 11:10 PM
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Just got the 338-378, check it out. Might be for you, might not.

Great power, 8-9 inches of drop at 400 yards, shooting a 250 gr bullet.
It's been awhile since I've researched ballistics but I know that a .338 Win Mag will drop way more then a .300WSM.
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Old 01-08-2007, 11:33 PM
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.416 Wby. Mag. Good luck.
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Old 01-09-2007, 12:04 AM
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Although not a "big bore", look at the 30-378 Wby. 3,400 fps with a 180 gr Accubond isn't cheap though, $5/shot with factory loads. Assuming the manufacturer information is correct, that puts the Wby about 450 fps and 1,100+ ft/lbs ahead of the WSM with the same bullet.
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Old 01-09-2007, 12:07 AM
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Although not a "big bore", look at the 30-378 Wby. 3,400 fps with a 180 gr Accubond isn't cheap though, $5/shot with factory loads. Assuming the manufacturer information is correct, that puts the Wby about 450 fps and 1,100+ ft/lbs ahead of the WSM with the same bullet.
Yep, I forgot about the Weatherby Mags, they're unbelievable in performance.
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Old 01-09-2007, 12:22 AM
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First off, what do you mean by big bore? Big bore means something completely different than the calibers you described. When guys use the term big bore they are usually talking about .375 and above.

What makes you think the 30/06 is a slouch? Really, hundreds of the animals you stated have been taken by the '06 at ranges further than most guys would want to shoot. But, aside from the 30/06 any of the .300 mags are great choicesand they give a great mix of energy and velocity. Makingthem an elk hunters dream.Imagine a flat shooting 180 gr bullet hitting with almost a ton of energy at 400 yards. That's why they are so popular amongst big game hunters.

Any 30 caliber that shoots a 180 gr bullet at 3000 fps is going to hit hard!
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Old 01-09-2007, 12:26 AM
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Just got the 338-378, check it out. Might be for you, might not.

Great power, 8-9 inches of drop at 400 yards, shooting a 250 gr bullet.
It's been awhile since I've researched ballistics but I know that a .338 Win Mag will drop way more then a .300WSM.
ID Hunter is not referring to the 338 Win. He is referring to the 338-378 WBY Mag. It is the bigger caliber brother to the 30-378. And it is a slammer as well!
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ORIGINAL: Idaho hunter 58

Just got the 338-378, check it out. Might be for you, might not.

Great power, 8-9 inches of drop at 400 yards, shooting a 250 gr bullet.
It's been awhile since I've researched ballistics but I know that a .338 Win Mag will drop way more then a .300WSM.
ID Hunter is not referring to the 338 Win. He is referring to the 338-378 WBY Mag. It is the bigger caliber brother to the 30-378. And it is a slammer as well!
Yep, I forgot about the Weatherby's
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