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Old 11-27-2006, 02:53 AM
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Question Wildcat considerations

I'm considering having a wildcat-cartridge rifle built using my Remington 700ADL .30-'06 action. I hope to get some advice and direction from those of you who have such experience.

This rifle will be used for hunting and target shooting. Accuracy (1/4-1/2 MOA) is very important. Species will be antelope, deer, elk. Terrain will be Colorado, from mountains to sage. Sakorick, you know the country well. ( I wanted to keep that Sako for myself, but my son loves it! We had a great elk hunt, not an elk find, but an elk hunt.) Range may be as much as 400 Yards.

I've been looking at .30-'06 Ackley Improved, .30 Gibbs, and .30 Dakota. There may be other cartridges I should be considering, perhaps even the standard .30-'06. I like .30 because there are so many bullets available, but maybe I should be looking at some sort of a .264, or whatever. Just so it doesn't have a belted case! I handload, and I am willing to use a long barrel to take advantage of more powder to burn. I'm using 135 to 165 gr Barnes XLC bullets for hunting, but less expensive bullets for practice. The gun, all tuned up and with trick parts, will be built by a Colorado 'smith who is accuracy oriented.

But then, with a price tag of around $2500, another question is whether I should buy a stock rifle for a more reasonable price.

Thanks for the assistance!

Jim80903 in wonderful Colorado Springs
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