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rob1990 05-12-2013 10:54 PM

7mm mag. or 300win mag
 
What's a better choice? Want somthing to be diffrent then everyone with 30-06.

Salvo 05-13-2013 01:03 AM

I would decide according to what you intend to do with it.

Both are great cartridges.

rob1990 05-13-2013 01:06 AM

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Originally Posted by Salvo (Post 1244793)
I would decide according to what you intend to do with it.

Both are great cartridges.

Long range target shooting and possible hog and deer hunting. I'm looking for somthing atleast as powerful as a 30-06 if not more. I love 30-06 but everyone I shoot with has them I want to be a bit diffrent without giving up any power or capibality.

Salvo 05-13-2013 01:09 AM

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Originally Posted by rob1990 (Post 1244796)
Long range target shooting and possible hog and deer hunting. I'm looking for somthing atleast as powerful as a 30-06 if not more. I love 30-06 but everyone I shoot with has them I want to be a bit diffrent without giving up any power or capibality.

For that, I would choose 7mm Remington Magnum - as it kicks about like a 30-06, and handles roughly the same kind of situations.

The .300 Winchester mag kicks a bit more. Mine used to leave marks on my shoulder.

rob1990 05-13-2013 01:14 AM

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Originally Posted by Salvo (Post 1244800)

For that, I would choose 7mm Remington Magnum - as it kicks about like a 30-06, and handles roughly the same kind of situations.

The .300 Winchester mag kicks a bit more. Mine used to leave marks on my shoulder.

I was leaning toward the 7mm. Was looking at the remington 700 7mm. Seems pretty affordable at walmart around $450. I don't know much about it. Is it closer to a 30cal round or 27? I've heard it shoots flatter then the 30-06 also.

Steel_Talon 05-13-2013 01:27 AM

I own both and of the 2 my favorite is the .300 Win Mag. from a hand loaders point of view

rob1990 05-13-2013 01:41 AM

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Originally Posted by Steel_Talon (Post 1244825)
I own both and of the 2 my favorite is the .300 Win Mag. from a hand loaders point of view

Unfortunately i dont reload.

Anna_Purna 05-13-2013 01:56 AM

Another option is to get a really nice quality 30.06 like a Sako or CZ? Or do all your friends have pricey rifles? There is a reason why the 30.06 is popular. No reason to handy-cap yourself. Unless you plan on owning many rifles, the 30.06 is hard to beat for the one that can 'do it all' rifle.

rob1990 05-13-2013 02:08 AM

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Originally Posted by Anna_Purna (Post 1244851)
Another option is to get a really nice quality 30.06 like a Sako or CZ? Or do all your friends have pricey rifles? There is a reason why the 30.06 is popular. No reason to handy-cap yourself. Unless you plan on owning many rifles, the 30.06 is hard to beat for the one that can 'do it all' rifle.

Well actually one has the cheap mossberg atr and another has the savage axis. That's another reason I wanted to go with the remington 700 since its supposed to be a better gun and I found it at a decent price.

Apex-Predator 05-13-2013 10:46 AM

The VAST majority of hunters in the states have no need for a magnum, I bought one many years ago but since have reserved magnums for very long range only. My 7mm-08 and 6.5x55 kill deer just as dead just as quick without blowing up a whole bunch of meat, if you want something "different" one of those would be ideal, the 7mm-08 if you buy factory ammo and as a handloader I'll take my 6.5x55 over anything as a hunting rifle. My brother uses my 30-06 all the time, highly effective on deer but much like the magnums it can be a bit excessive if you cannot keep the bullet behind the shoulder or in the neck, the last deer had a 9.5" crater of an exit wound, front offside shoulder and the front half of the backstraps were also jello, no need for that kind of damage on deer.


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