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#7009104 - 12/23/17 05:01 PM 7 mag or 300 WSM?
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Looking to get another rifle and am considering either the 7 mag or 300 wsm. I know theyíre pretty close in performance and kill about the same too. I think Iím leaning 7 mag but wanted to see if Iím missing anything on the 300 wsm?

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#7009135 - 12/23/17 05:28 PM Re: 7 mag or 300 WSM? [Re: Shaner]
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You wanting the bullet to go far?
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#7009143 - 12/23/17 05:34 PM Re: 7 mag or 300 WSM? [Re: Shaner]
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When necessary.

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#7009150 - 12/23/17 05:44 PM Re: 7 mag or 300 WSM? [Re: Shaner]
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That .300 WSM can't hang with the 7 Rem Mag then.

Hornady ELD-X 175 gr. G-1 .689, G-7 .347

Hornady ELD-M 180 gr. G-1 .795, G-7 .401

And you will get both of those high BC bullets north of 2900 fps MV. 2950 is also very expected. My 7 Rem Mag safely shoots a 180 VLD at 2950 (I had it uo to 3030 fps)

That .300 WSM can't drive a BC that high, that fast.
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#7009182 - 12/23/17 06:05 PM Re: 7 mag or 300 WSM? [Re: Shaner]
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Another vote for the 7mm RM.
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#7009187 - 12/23/17 06:08 PM Re: 7 mag or 300 WSM? [Re: Shaner]
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Where does the 7saum come into play in the number crunching

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#7009204 - 12/23/17 06:15 PM Re: 7 mag or 300 WSM? [Re: Shaner]
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Iíve wanted a 7Saum but ammo prices are crazy.

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#7009205 - 12/23/17 06:15 PM Re: 7 mag or 300 WSM? [Re: Shaner]
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Thanks! I was leaning that way.

Now should I get a custom rifle or semi-custom? smile


Edited by Shaner (12/23/17 06:33 PM)

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#7009230 - 12/23/17 06:40 PM Re: 7 mag or 300 WSM? [Re: Shaner]
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Budget?
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#7009234 - 12/23/17 06:43 PM Re: 7 mag or 300 WSM? [Re: RedSnake]
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And, since on one else has asked: What is the intended use of the rifle, target shooting, long range shooting (600 yds+}. hunting (if so what critters)? Texas? Rockies? Africa?

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#7009243 - 12/23/17 06:47 PM Re: 7 mag or 300 WSM? [Re: Shaner]
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Sorry guys. The custom vs semi custom was supposed to be a joke. I already know what Iím getting. This will be mainly a hunting rifle. Elk, nilgai and any other big critter I may fancy.

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#7009254 - 12/23/17 06:53 PM Re: 7 mag or 300 WSM? [Re: Shaner]
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Of those two I'd have to go with the 300 WSM for primarily big game rifle, I would want the heavier bullets. Or go 30-378 Weatherby Magnum for speed and energy but better reload, the factory ammo is a killer!


Edited by bronco71 (12/23/17 06:55 PM)

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#7009288 - 12/23/17 07:28 PM Re: 7 mag or 300 WSM? [Re: Shaner]
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Originally Posted By: Shaner
Sorry guys. The custom vs semi custom was supposed to be a joke. I already know what Iím getting. This will be mainly a hunting rifle. Elk, nilgai and any other big critter I may fancy.


I hope you're planning on a 26" finish.

Mine is a "Light Palma" contour, with Kampfield sprial flutes. It is lighter than it looks. I did tote it for a week at 9000' to 11,000' it really wasn't a problem. I've also carried it many a mile in Terrel county, Texas, still not bad to tote in that rocky ground. Mine is in a Manners T-4, it balances well. But if you really wanted to shave weight a Manners EH-1 would do that. It'll get barrel heavy, though.
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#7009297 - 12/23/17 07:43 PM Re: 7 mag or 300 WSM? [Re: Shaner]
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My plan is to go with a gun company from Finland and put it in a Manners EH-T. I have a 308 in. EH-T and really like it. I believe the gun comes with a 24Ē barrel from the factory. Iíll pribably shoot it first and see how it goes.

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#7009307 - 12/23/17 07:54 PM Re: 7 mag or 300 WSM? [Re: Shaner]
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