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#5522994 - 01/06/15 07:24 AM Larger rifles
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Got a want for a big rifle that I don't probably need but a desire to do long distance shooting with a thump. Leaning towards a 7 mag or 300 win mag mostly because of ammo availability. I don't reload and don't plan to start anytime soon. Suggestions?

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#5523061 - 01/06/15 08:05 AM Re: Larger rifles [Re: jhenderson]
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300 win mag in a remington sendero with a good quality scope would be my suggestion.

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#5523119 - 01/06/15 08:35 AM Re: Larger rifles [Re: jhenderson]
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7mm has better BC

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#5523121 - 01/06/15 08:37 AM Re: Larger rifles [Re: jhenderson]
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Go with the 7mm and send me your used brass :-)

Both are great calibers, you cannot go wrong here.

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#5523123 - 01/06/15 08:38 AM Re: Larger rifles [Re: jhenderson]
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Any better reason to go with one over the other

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#5523128 - 01/06/15 08:41 AM Re: Larger rifles [Re: jhenderson]
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Either one is fine. I like heavier bullets so the 300 is a natural choice for me though.
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#5523135 - 01/06/15 08:43 AM Re: Larger rifles [Re: jhenderson]
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Ammo cost is pretty close, great ammo for both.

7mm is my preference (obviously) because there are a ton of great, high bc, hunting bullets out there and it can do everything the 300WM can do

I would look for an 8.5-9" twist if you go 7RM, to shoot the super high BC stuff.

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#5523137 - 01/06/15 08:43 AM Re: Larger rifles [Re: jhenderson]
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300 with heavier bullets had me begging for a 7....I hunt with 7 now and haven't looked back.

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#5523229 - 01/06/15 09:18 AM Re: Larger rifles [Re: jhenderson]
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If you don't reload, 300 win mag...I don't like a win mag, but for what you are asking for it is the most available option.

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#5523244 - 01/06/15 09:23 AM Re: Larger rifles [Re: jhenderson]
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I would settle on the type of bullets you want to use and find a cartridge that has the capacity to push it to the speeds you want. Any other advantages or disadvantages to individual cases would help to weed it down to one selection.

For example, I wanted a high BC bullet in the 160-180 grain range. That led me to the 7mm class. Pushing those bullets to 3200 fps or better led me to the STW. Not being a handloader left out some other options with slight advantages, but it was the clear choice for me, at the time. If ammo availability was a concern, I may have rethought it, but it wasn't. When I get into hand loading, I will be able to enjoy the full potential of the round, as well as possibly find an even better alternative.

At any rate, that's how I go about these things. For an all around, entry level caliber that would suit your general guidelines, both the 300 WM and 7 Mag are great. If you want something with more horsepower, then you have a whole list of advantages and disadvantages to mull over to come to a conclusion, such as availability, expense, brass (if reloading), recoil, rifle compatibility, etc.

Just what is it that you want, specifically?
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#5523482 - 01/06/15 11:15 AM Re: Larger rifles [Re: jhenderson]
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7mm and .300 is big?
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#5523494 - 01/06/15 11:25 AM Re: Larger rifles [Re: jhenderson]
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300 win mag and get ammo from chad
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#5523512 - 01/06/15 11:34 AM Re: Larger rifles [Re: jhenderson]
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I've been looking for a 7STW, where did you get yours Sneaky?

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#5523537 - 01/06/15 11:52 AM Re: Larger rifles [Re: jhenderson]
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I also prefer bigger bullets, so I like the 300 WM pushing a 225 Hornady BTHP or a 230 Berger at 2850 to 2920 fps. It hits REALLY hard. A 7 mag with a 180 VLD will have slightly less wind drift and shoot a little flatter that a 300 WM since the BC is higher than the 30 cal bullets. A 180 VLD is tops for BC, so it's pretty much king of the hill. But I'll run up against anyone's 7 with my 300 anytime. Both of these rounds will have similar trajectory to your big 338 rounds, if not surpass them. They just don't have the energy of the 338's. I have a customer who shoots a Savage rifle in 300 WM pushing the 230 Berger out to a mile and making first round hits on a 36" plate. For a factory rifle with a tuned load to his gun shoots lights out. That 230 Berger is awesome in a 300WM. The 225 BTHP is right behind it, and is half the cost of the Berger. I've taken my 300WM with the 208 A-max and 225 BTHP out to a 1780 yards, and the 225 BTHP has a definite advantage over the 208 for the wind that far out, due to higher BC.
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#5523580 - 01/06/15 12:21 PM Re: Larger rifles [Re: spg]
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Originally Posted By: spg
I've been looking for a 7STW, where did you get yours Sneaky?


ER Shaw. They put together a fine rifle with a Savage action, Boyd's stock, and their barrel. Lots of options. Bedded. Floated. Nice work. About a grand. Only drawback is the wait time. I think they're at about a year or better.

I've since put a Lilja barrel on mine, but only because I wanted a heavier barrel. There was nothing wrong with the Shaw.

The Sendero is highly favored in that round, but not always easy to find since Remington has replaced the STW with their RUM, although that is another option.
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