Originally Posted by reecesinclair17
It is a 7mm rem mag yes I am planing on hunting big game wraith it
The 7mm Mag is a great big game round and a lot of people swear by it. Parker-Hale is also a great gun but that gun is going to have some age on it. There's no telling how well it's going to shoot and for a 7mm mag you want a very accurate rifle. The advantage of the 7mm mag is distance but you have to have an accurate rifle to go along with a powerful round to shoot game a long ways out. If the rifle isn't that accurate then there is no point in taking the extra recoil of a 7mm mag.
The game you are planning on hunting is also important. For deer I wouldn't go with a 7mm mag unless you plan on shooting long distances. There are just to many other calibers that will work just as well with a lot less recoil for deer out to 300 yards. Elk are a different story, and the 7mm mag would be a great caliber if you plan on hunting both.
Where you live is going to be a factor as well. There are a lot of places where you are lucky to find a place you can shoot 100 yards such as in parts of the south. There is no need to get a long range rifle if you live in a place where you will almost never shoot long distances. Out west is a different story. Where you are going to hunt matters as well because you can still find places to shoot long distances even in the south such as farm land, but you have to have access to such places.
Finally there is the gun itself. I love old rifles and I love tinkering with them to get them to shoot well. A rifle with that much age on it will probably need a little work to get it to shoot tight groups. If you are willing to put in some effort to get it to shot tight groups then it might make a truly great rifle. And that's assuming the barrel is in good shape, which it most likely is because most hunting rifles aren't used that much. Most 7mm mags aren't used that much either because of the recoil and cost of ammo. So with some effort you can probably get that gun to shoot very well but that isn't guaranteed and that's just a chance you take with older rifles. But if you can get it to shoot tight groups then you will have something special. Most of today's rifles aren't even in the ballpark as those older ones in terms of quality. But most of the new ones are pretty accurate right out of the box.
Just some stuff to think about.