New rifle project, need caliber input please!!!

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I have just picked up a long action Rem 700 ADL in 300 win mag as a donor action. I want a cartridge for 1500-ish yards. I would like input on what can be built on this action which has: decent barrel life, affordable to shoot, good to great ballistics to the above distance.
 

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Re: New rifle project, need caliber input please!!!

300WM will do 1500Y with heavies.

7WSM 7-300WSM. From what I've read you can get from 1500 to 2500 rounds for the barrel life.

Or my wildcat cartridge 30-375R.240's at 2880fps.

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Re: New rifle project, need caliber input please!!!

go 7-300WSM, and load them long since you have a long action. 300WSM will never come close to a 7.
 

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Re: New rifle project, need caliber input please!!!

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: USMCj</div><div class="ubbcode-body">go 7-300WSM, and load them long since you have a long action. 300WSM will never come close to a 7. </div></div>

+1 this is my next build.
 

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Re: New rifle project, need caliber input please!!!

Thats good info, thanks. I was talking with a local smith yesterday and he suggested the 7-300wsm loaded long as well.
 

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Re: New rifle project, need caliber input please!!!

Can a 338LM be biult on a standard 700LA reciever?

ETA: Answered my own question by searching
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