.300 win mag vs 7 mag vs .338 win mag

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by ShagNasty1001, Nov 29, 2011.

  1. ShagNasty1001

    ShagNasty1001 New Member

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    What are the pros and cons of each round and which would you prefer? I will be shooting wild hogs to white tail to mule deer to elk
     
  2. Sniper03

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    Shag,

    The way I see it is the amount of abuse! Actually as you know when shooting at game it is amazing how recoil dissipates into the air unnoticed!
    I have preference to the 7 MM Rem Mag. followed by the 300 Win Mag. and especialy referring to the game you mentioned. I use a 7MM Rem Mag in Texas for Deer and Pigs and love the caliber. Not to mention they both are flat shooters. But I have also found to save meat I shoot them about four inches farther back behind the front quarter where normally you would shoot. This so I do not tear up the good meat on the front quarter & leg area. It is devastating using a 150 grain and will totally turn the heart and lungs into mesh! Only had one run hardly at all and that was the 10 pt I shot this year due to the fact when I shot he had taken a step and I hit him a little farther back than intended. He ran 75 yards with his heart and lungs pulverised. Here is a picture of him.
    Good luck when you make the selection. :)

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  3. ShagNasty1001

    ShagNasty1001 New Member

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    I've shot my friends thompson center encore in the 7 rem mag and with his muzzle break it felt as light as my .223. It was fun to shoot, the only thing is I want a bolt gun over a single shot so any models in mind?
     
  4. lonyaeger

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    For what you're using it for, either one is overkill.
     
  5. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    Shag,

    There are a lot of great bolt guns out there. Mine happens to be a Remington CDL in the 7MM Rem. Mag. Honestly if I had the money to buy the rifle of my choice . I would want a SAKO. But there is Savage, CZ, Howa I understand is building good rifles. But I have no problem with my present fairly new CDL it shoots a respectable group of.471 at 100. Yes that is from a skinny barrel. I am use to heavy barreled tactical rifles so it's accuracy kind of took me by surprise!
    Here is a picture of her!

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  6. lonyaeger

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    That rifle is beautiful! I have one in .221 Fireball and it's one of my favorite long guns. It looks just like yours.
     
  7. ShagNasty1001

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    That is a pretty rifle. I like the 700 sps stainless I saw at bass pro but I'm able to get a tikka t3 at my work (academy sports) for 20% off its usual price. How are they?
     
  8. Muliemaster

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    Tikka are great guns, well built verry accurate, light weight
     
  9. Muliemaster

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    Overkill?????? Not a chance they are great calibers read the entire thread, for deer, elk hogs ect. The 7mm, the 300 win mag, the 338 are very good, hard hittin calibers out here my shots are never less than 100 yards, an not to forget that buck or bull of a life time standing at 375 yards, yes I want that hard hittin fast flat shootin magnum
     
  10. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    Shag,

    Tikkas if I am not mistaken are made by SAKO?

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  11. lonyaeger

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    I read the thread, thanks for the tip.

    Do you NEED a .300WM or a .338WM or any magnum for elk or any of the smaller animals mentioned? I say "no you don't."

    No need to be rude.
     
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  12. ShagNasty1001

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    I don't want to have to shoot an elk or big deer or hog twice unless necessary. I want to be sure that the animal will be going down when that first shot hits them and that they won't be getting back up
     
  13. Muliemaster

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    I fully agree that u dont need magnum calibers, but I like the pure hard hittin calibers for big game. Thats a personal thought tho for a hundred years the 22 an others like the very good verry cool 30/30 have taken more game than we will ever be able to count. Need a magnum no, like the mags ohhh yea. So we are on the same page on the need issuse
     
  14. jeepster69

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    i have a Tikka t3 in 25-06, very easy to lug around all day if needed, tikka's made by sako and imported by beretta, they are sweet rifles..my next one will be a 7mag
     
  15. ShagNasty1001

    ShagNasty1001 New Member

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    I love the ones we have at work
     
  16. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    Most of that is up to you and how good of a shooter you are.
     
  17. jpattersonnh

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    Or the correct bullet!
     
  18. lonyaeger

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    True, but a bad shot with a good bullet is still a bad shot. A good shot with a bad bullet is usually fatal in one shot. A bad shot with a bad bullet, I don't even know how to describe it. A good shot with a good bullet is the way to go.

    Wait, where am I? :eek::D
     
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  19. joshfireart

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    i shot a 270 for 36 some years and killed many elk deer and antelopes the last 3 years ive shot the 338 win mag and it is my go to rifle
     
  20. ShagNasty1001

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    How good are the Tikka T3 hunter model rifles? Those are the ones I'm looking at