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Old 12-13-2013, 03:37 AM   #1
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Hey guys I've been thinking about getting a third deer rifle. I have it narrowed down to the 7mm rem mag or the 7mm-08. Have also thought aboyt a .300 win mag I know a little overkill. Can anyone help me out.

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Hey guys I've been thinking about getting a third deer rifle. I have it narrowed down to the 7mm rem mag or the 7mm-08. Have also thought aboyt a .300 win mag I know a little overkill. Can anyone help me out.
well, what do you have now and why are you thinking you need another caliber.

there is a huge difference between a 7mm Magnum and a 7mm-08 in comparison to ballistics. there is a huge difference in felt recoil. the 7mm-08 is very gentle and well behaved in regards to recoil and the 7mm Mag. can be a shoulder briuser in certain rifles and ammo.

so a little more detail into the why's and the conditions of your reasoning would help us to make better informed suggestions. without that, i can't even begin to suggest one or the other.
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Right now I have a H&R 25-06 single shot and a Remington Remington model 700 .270 win. kind of want a good brush gun caliber thats why I was thinking 7mm. Someone told me a 45/70 would be a good brush gun.

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Isn't the parent cartridge of the 7mm Magnum the .375 H&H Magnum?

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Isn't the parent cartridge of the 7mm Magnum the .375 H&H Magnum?
yes the parent cartridge case was the 375 H&H as was it the parent case for the 300 Win. Mag. cartridge. the 7mm R.M. came out in 1962 by Remington in the then new M700 rifles. new rifle and cartridge.

the 7mm-8 is a necked down 308 with a 7mm bullet that had been around as a wildcatted 7mm/308 for years until 1980 when Remington put their nameon it and made it a standardized cartridge, the 7mm-08.
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I have been killing deer with a browning BLR in 7-08 for about 15 years. It is a great deer round. I think the 7 mag is a bit overkill for deer unless for are trying to shoot them from a very long distance.

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IMHO, a .308 is just about perfect for eastern U.S. deer hunting. Will handle some brush, short action for a more compact rifle, and can reach out if shooting on a power line or gas line right of way.

Nothing wrong with that .270 either.

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My vote would go to the 7mm-08. For deer hunting,you don't need a Magnum caliber of any caliber.
If you were planning on Elk,or Moose,then I'd lean towards the 7mm Mag or any of the .308 calibers.

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Right now I have a H&R 25-06 single shot and a Remington Remington model 700 .270 win. kind of want a good brush gun caliber thats why I was thinking 7mm. Someone told me a 45/70 would be a good brush gun.
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Right now I have a H&R 25-06 single shot and a Remington Remington model 700 .270 win. kind of want a good brush gun caliber thats why I was thinking 7mm. Someone told me a 45/70 would be a good brush gun.
Neither the 7mm Rem Mag or the 7mm-08 are brush cartridges. The 7mm-08 is just a 308 necked down to 7mm . The 7 mag is a hell of a long range deer round that is pretty much a .270 on steroids (.280 for sticklers). If you want a brush gun get a 30-30 or a 35 Remington in a compact lever action. The 30-30 will be the most affordable to shoot.
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