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Old 08-29-2011, 03:20 AM   #11
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I think you would be better served w/ a standard 7mm Remington Magnum. Brass, ammo for the short fat mag is pricey and ammo is not carried everywhere.
I second this post. The ultra mag/short mag brass is pretty spendy. When I was looking at getting into a magnum caliber rifle, I looked at all these calibers and I went with the seven because I liked the flatness/velocity/bullet grain combinations for what I hunt. I hunt mostly muley's and some elk in the near future and it's great specifically for open country hunting in my opinion.

I think the 270(or 280) is probably the best whitetail gun ever in my opinion, and I will take my 270 with me as a backup gun for deer and elk, but I myself am just more comfortable on the longer shots with the magnum. It's all personal preference though.

I use the same motto for guns as I do bows, "shoot what you shoot best, not what you think is cool."
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winchester model 70 in 300 win mag. or if your on a budget a 8mm mauser works really well and is a nice cheap collectors gun

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winchester model 70 in 300 win mag. or if your on a budget a 8mm mauser works really well and is a nice cheap collectors gun
You owe us all a birthday cake for reviving a thread almost 2 years old mon ami
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338 win mag is what I love for Elk. When it's deer season, I use a heavier bullet and slow it down. Recoil is kinda heavy but not much more than an scoped 8lb 300 win mag. I like the 300wm too but not as much as the 338.

Yea, and getting stuck with two 300wm's would really, really suck
old thread anyhow

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crap not another 1

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I saw Elk and got suckered into it.

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I got ya on a couple
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