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#5573022 - 01/30/15 09:50 AM So what's it going to be?
Southtexas36 Offline
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Since I already have a 7-08 and 280, why not a 7mm RM? Other suggestions welcomed, about the only thing I do know is Horizon is going to do the build.


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#5573181 - 01/30/15 11:12 AM Re: So what's it going to be? [Re: Southtexas36]
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Love my 7 mag. I have 2.
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#5573208 - 01/30/15 11:29 AM Re: So what's it going to be? [Re: Southtexas36]
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300 win mag, you will have pretty well everything covered.
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#5573234 - 01/30/15 11:38 AM Re: So what's it going to be? [Re: Southtexas36]
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Since you already have the 7-08 and 280, I'd go 300WM, if it's a long action and magnum bolt face. Push a 208 A-max, 210 VLD or heavier bullet fast, and it will hammer stuff. The 280 is pretty close to the 7 mag. About 150 fps.
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#5573294 - 01/30/15 11:59 AM Re: So what's it going to be? [Re: Southtexas36]
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Yea it's a LA Mag, and another part of my dilemma is I have a 300 WM in a Sendero with a threaded brake that I do not like. It's way too heavy for my liking and with a total length 28" bull barrel it limits me when I take it hunting. Long term plan would be to get this Sendero re barreled to a more manageable length and lighter contour.

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#5573295 - 01/30/15 12:00 PM Re: So what's it going to be? [Re: Southtexas36]
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Unless you already have a very capable big bore I would look at the 338 WM. I think it's an excellent cartridge that's often overlooked. The high BC bullets are available and can carry serious energy at long range.

Or .375 H&H for nostalgia. Well, nostalgia or elephants or what ever you might want dead. I never had an elephant problem in my yard when I had my H&H.

The recoil on both of these is very manageable compared to some of the supermags some have.

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#5573365 - 01/30/15 12:28 PM Re: So what's it going to be? [Re: ChadTRG42]
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Originally Posted By: ChadTRG42
Since you already have the 7-08 and 280, I'd go 300WM, if it's a long action and magnum bolt face. Push a 208 A-max, 210 VLD or heavier bullet fast, and it will hammer stuff. The 280 is pretty close to the 7 mag. About 150 fps.


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#5573832 - 01/30/15 05:20 PM Re: So what's it going to be? [Re: Southtexas36]
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Another vote for the 300WM pushing the 208 Amax or the 210 VLD. I run both in my 300 WM and it hits HARD. I shoot the 208's most of the time, and they are running 2938 fps out of a 27" Lilja 1:10".

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#5574776 - 01/31/15 10:39 AM Re: So what's it going to be? [Re: MacDaddy21]
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300WM, covers a broad range of game and ammo can be found most places in a pinch.

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#5574779 - 01/31/15 10:43 AM Re: So what's it going to be? [Re: Southtexas36]
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.257 wby mag

Those 7mm's are nice at all but you need something with some pizzazz
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#5574960 - 01/31/15 01:02 PM Re: So what's it going to be? [Re: Southtexas36]
Southtexas36 Offline
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Thanks guys for all the info, keep it coming. I do already have a 300 WM though.

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#5575174 - 01/31/15 03:27 PM Re: So what's it going to be? [Re: Southtexas36]
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7mm SAUM with 180 seated long.
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#5575278 - 01/31/15 04:24 PM Re: So what's it going to be? [Re: Southtexas36]
Eyesofahunter Offline
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If you have one already I then suggest to go for conversation starter 7mm RUM, 26 or 28 Nosler.

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#5575304 - 01/31/15 04:36 PM Re: So what's it going to be? [Re: Eyesofahunter]
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Originally Posted By: Eyesofahunter
If you have one already I then suggest to go for conversation starter 7mm RUM, 26 or 28 Nosler.


I was gonna say RUM too. Put the whop on em!

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#5575370 - 01/31/15 05:08 PM Re: So what's it going to be? [Re: Southtexas36]
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How tall are you?

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