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Old 11-03-2010, 05:55 AM   #1
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I know there is going to be "this brand is better than that brand" but just want to hear of others luck. Anyways the gun is a 7mm Rem Mag, I have looked at Cabelas and its mainly down to the Remington 700's but i dont know the difference between the ADL,BDL,CDL?, Ruger 77 models, and the Tikka T3. If there are anyother brands that would be good let me know, Though i dont want to spend more than $800. Also any info on bullets would be swell such as which would be better for whitetail at 200 or so yards. Responses would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for helping

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Scott, I deleted your other thread since it was a duplicate of this one.

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As far as the trim level of the 700's the Remington website will give you a good idea. Basically CDL is nicer than BDL which is nicer than ADL.

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ADL has a solid floor in the stock. The BDL has a hinged floor plate and the CDL has nice wood and bluing that either of them.

Last thing I heard was the SPS line had replaced the ADL line.

Rugers are good guns but most will run at or over $800.

Tikka T3 is a good gun not sure how much you will like the LITE with a 7mm mag though.

I think you should take a look that Howa. They are great guns with BIG beefy actions and they are being had at a very good price.

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I must ask why a 7mag for whitetail. You can hit them in the head with a rock at 200 yards and kill them. I would look for a 7mm08 or a 280 rem if you must have a 7mm.

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Alright I understand the Remington's now... It's just nicer verisons of the same gun. But the reason for the 7mm is because I ready have a 270 and a 30-06 I just want something that can hit pretty hard at a distance around 300 or so yards. But I will check into howa and look at what they have to offer.

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Your '06 will hit plenty hard at 300 yards.

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You need to check prices on a on-line auction site such as Gunbroker unless you have a trade in. I have had almost no problems buying on line ad have saved a fair amount of $$$ doing it that way. Always keep in mind, when you buy a new Ruger rifle you get some very good scope rings included with the purchase price. You can pick up a new Hawkeye for $578.00 plus shipping and FFL fee on Gunbroker at this time. My FFL holder charges me $20.00 to have it shipped to him and doing the paperwork. 90% of my firearms are Rugers so you might say I am a little slanted to them!! Some times the big box stores do run a good coupon or sale that gets them a little closer to some of the on line pricing. I feel for the small stores, but if I was them, would work the net harder, than brick and morter store these days. Not many buyers have the time to run around trying to find what they want from store to store anymore.

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While I dont really own any of these I do study firearm design and can say any will do what you are asking. Now which would I advise you to buy, is any of those that are built in America. We are Americans and are rapidly becoming a non producing nation. With the loss of production we lose jobs. Support the home team. Sure the TIKA is a fine gun but so are the others so I ask why hurt the economy istead of helping it if everything is equal?

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Scott,

I have a Remington 700 CDL in Remington 7 mm Mag. And it is amazingly accurate. I did have the trigger adjusted to a fantastic smooth 3.5 lbs.
The rifle is a 1/2 moa rifle at 100 yards. Danged accurate for a skinny barreled hunting rifle. It has the 26" Barrel.
Mine likes the Remington 150 Grain Acu-Tips real well. One group was .462" at 100. If you subtract the diameter of the bullet being .284 that is a phenomenal shooter. Not that other rifles and calibers are not excellent since I own several other rifles. In fact I am heading for Texas for two weeks with the CDL to hunt Deer & Boar. And Coyotes with my AR Rifle with NV.
I would highly recommend the CDL or the 700 BDLs to anyone. You want the drop plate for the magazine. Take care and good luck with your choice. Oh by the way shop around I bought the 7mm two years ago at a gun show brand new in the box for $650.00

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