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Torn between a 7mm or 7mm-08 any suggestions?

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Old 12-16-2013, 05:58 AM   #31
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Originally Posted by JimRau

My 35 Whelen likes the 225 Barnes, five shot average 2702 fps, and three shots at 100 yds right at an inch!
Yeah so does mine, 225gr Woodleigh RN but around 2500-2600 fps... Thumps em!
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Old 12-16-2013, 08:19 AM   #32
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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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Old 12-25-2013, 12:10 PM   #33
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Originally Posted by 303tom View Post
That's what I was thinkin
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Old 12-26-2013, 12:11 AM   #34
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I had always said that my 270 was the "perfect" deer cartridge. This year I set up my 270 with some managed recoil loads for my young son. I made the decision to use my 300 Weatherby MAG on my last deer trip. I shoot a 180 grain Nosler partition bullet at 3240 feet/second, and 4200 pounds of energy at the muzzle. Is this overkill for whitetail? - Absolutely. Was it nice to shoot 3 deer that never took one step - Absolutely!

Just saying, I'm throwing the same .308 bullet out of my gun as the other 30 cals, just a lot faster. It's kinda nice to know that you have the potential for extreme distance shots. Drawback - $4.00 to pull the trigger. Recoil - while sighting it in at the range, it'll knock your pecker in your watch pocket, but I've never, ever felt recoil while there was a deer in the crosshairs!

I guess what I'm saying is that I'm beginning to see the attraction to the "hotter" rounds for deer. Of what you listed, I like the 7mm-MAG.

Just my $0.02!
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