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#6301495 - 05/17/16 11:46 AM Is 7mm rem mag too much?
hogreaper Offline

Registered: 04/18/14
Posts: 94
Ok guys so I got an awesome deal on a ruger m77 rifle with a leupold scope for $350 out the door but after a while I started thinking it might be just too much gun considering my shots won't be no more than 150 yards if anything, what is your input on this round for the guys that hunt with it?

#6301498 - 05/17/16 11:51 AM Re: Is 7mm rem mag too much? [Re: hogreaper]
rexmitchell Offline
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Registered: 02/11/13
Posts: 2463
Nope and if/when you need to take a 300 yrd shot it won't be a problem.

#6301521 - 05/17/16 12:07 PM Re: Is 7mm rem mag too much? [Re: hogreaper]
postoak Offline
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Registered: 08/19/09
Posts: 2942
Loc: The Woodlands, Tx
No, not too much and neither is the .300 Win. Mag.

#6301524 - 05/17/16 12:09 PM Re: Is 7mm rem mag too much? [Re: postoak]
Armalite260 Offline
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Registered: 08/24/10
Posts: 1806
Originally Posted By: postoak
No, not too much and neither is the .300 Win. Mag.


#6301533 - 05/17/16 12:17 PM Re: Is 7mm rem mag too much? [Re: hogreaper]
PMK Offline
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Registered: 09/10/12
Posts: 7201
Loc: Central TX (Gtown/Austin)
7mm rem mag has been my go to rifle since 1979 for virtually all my medium to large animals hunting around the USA. Has a bit of a bite to it when shooting it at the range, but never notice it out in the field. Mine really likes (shoots well) Federal Premium Sierra Gameking BTSP 150 grain, dialed in at 1.5 high at 100 yards, holds at 2.4 inch drop at 250 yards for anything in Texas. For larger game (elk, CO Mulies), I move to a 165 grain at 1.5 high at 100 yards, holds at 2.7 inch drop at 250. I have learned to take more neck & front of shoulder shots for deer in Texas as a solid shoulder shot destroys quite a bit of meat and shooting heart/lung they tend to run a long ways.
"everyone that lives dies but not everyone who dies lived..."


#6301535 - 05/17/16 12:22 PM Re: Is 7mm rem mag too much? [Re: hogreaper]
Palehorse Offline
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Registered: 10/22/07
Posts: 4619
Loc: Surfside Beach, TX
7 mag is extremely versatile. For regular deer hunting, you can use Hornady Custom Lite or Remington Managed Recoil rounds. These have ballistics identical to 7mm-08. They are great for practice too plus you won't burn out your barrel as quickly. For the big stuff or long range hunting, you can use the full power stuff. If you reload, there is almost no limit to what you can do.
“He grouped his last five shots right in the center of the bull’s-eye. Then I showed him my technique of scattering shots randomly around the target because, as I explained, you never know which way the deer might jump just as you pull the trigger.”

#6301610 - 05/17/16 01:31 PM Re: Is 7mm rem mag too much? [Re: Palehorse]
cva34 Offline

Registered: 12/28/14
Posts: 63
Loc: Matagorda County
Sounds like a hell of a deal...Too much no...,more than needed yes...Its a great caliber only become lighter than I would want on Brown Bears and the like...I had one and it was just more recoil than I wanted..but maybe i"m a wus..after a couple boxes at range it starts to get to me...I still have a 280 about same just a little relief...But its about to 25-06 is just right its heavy and really comfy to shoot...So if recoil is't a factor with 7Mag you will be Happy...its a great cartridge

#6301637 - 05/17/16 02:00 PM Re: Is 7mm rem mag too much? [Re: hogreaper]
dkershen Online   content

Registered: 05/14/09
Posts: 18379
Loc: Denton/Argyle
Not too much gun for Texas game, as long as it's not too much gun for you. Magnum flinch would be my worry.

To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first and call whatever you hit the target.

#6301651 - 05/17/16 02:12 PM Re: Is 7mm rem mag too much? [Re: hogreaper]
Captain Luke Offline
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Registered: 10/11/11
Posts: 1171
Loc: Duval County, Starr County
Just curious, is it a tang-safety M77?
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#6301663 - 05/17/16 02:22 PM Re: Is 7mm rem mag too much? [Re: hogreaper]
ThreePeppers Offline
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Registered: 11/06/06
Posts: 465
Loc: Fort Worth/Kent County
It's a great round as long as you don't flinch. I've been shooting 7 rem mag for about 10 years now. Recently swapped out the plastic stock for a Boyd's Pro Varmint and the added weight tamed the recoil considerably. Also as Palehorse suggested, try the managed recoil rounds inside 200 yds. The Hornady Custom Lite has worked superb for me in those conditions.

#6301806 - 05/17/16 04:43 PM Re: Is 7mm rem mag too much? [Re: hogreaper]
Ramsey Offline
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Registered: 12/12/11
Posts: 12375
Loc: Grayson County
And a final bonus if there is a ammo shortage again you will be able to find it.
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#6301821 - 05/17/16 04:53 PM Re: Is 7mm rem mag too much? [Re: hogreaper]
Red Cloud Offline
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Registered: 09/04/09
Posts: 1941
Loc: Weatherford, Texas
Agree with the above assessments. The 7mm is outstanding for deer, elk,bear, exotics and yes even hogs or whatever. Sir you made a smokin' buy. cowboy

#6301825 - 05/17/16 04:56 PM Re: Is 7mm rem mag too much? [Re: hogreaper]
rugger Offline

Registered: 08/18/09
Posts: 855
Loc: Fort Worth
Nope. It's a great cartridge and bullet is only a little larger than a 270 win (.277 vs .284)

#6301929 - 05/17/16 06:41 PM Re: Is 7mm rem mag too much? [Re: hogreaper]
Flags Offline

Registered: 11/20/14
Posts: 182
Loc: Athens, TX
I've taken mulies, whitetails, blacktails, black bear, bighorn sheep, mountain goat, elk, pronghorn, aoudad, blackbuck, impala, black wildebeest, blue wildebeest, cape kudu, southern kudu, blesbok, vaal rhebok, springbok, gemsbok, zebra, and probably a few others with a 7mm Rem Mag. So no, it ain't "too much."

#6301968 - 05/17/16 07:19 PM Re: Is 7mm rem mag too much? [Re: hogreaper]
Western Offline
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Registered: 04/20/11
Posts: 25948
Loc: Wise County Texas
What they said, great buy in a great caliber.
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