Originally Posted by RT2506
Some people just can't handle the truth. So flame away. I have been there and done that with the 7mm Mag when it comes to deer.
Where I hunt in East NC there are a lot of cut overs around the fields. These cut overs are like a jungle. They are so thick that you can't trail a chalk line through them. If a deer gets into these cut overs after you shoot them you have got your work cut out for you to find them. .
Been there done that, used to live in eastern NC and have hunted there a lot more over the years. I also hunted almost exclusively with a 7mag for a few years and never had a deer run far at all.
On the other hand I shot a deer over there with my 30-30 4 times that kept right on trotting. That was after my friend had shot it with a 308.
Point being there is nothing magical about any one cartridge to kill deer. Slow your 7 mag down 150ft or less per second and you have .280 which is nearly identical a .270 ballistically. You saying that those cartridges suck too? A cpl hundred ft a second is only the difference between a deer shot at 20 yds with you mag versus 100 yds.