Just found this thread thought id add my 2 cents. My dad has a 7mm rem mag the rifle has some good recoil with factory loads with reloads it has about as much kick as a mosin. Its a good deer rifle. I think it's a good long range deer rifle but for closer work id use something else. The 7mm rem mag drops them in one shot usually but a 30-30 will drop them just as good with a hundred yards and is easier on your ears and shoulder.
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