Originally Posted by Lonestar
What would be a better choice .284 win or the 7mm rem mag for 1000 yrd elk hunting and bench Shoting I've had a 7mm rem mag but I don't know nothing about the 284 and I'm considering it for a new build please help
What about the 284 Win (as compared to the 7mm Rem Mag) is most appealing to you?
Ballistically, the 7mm Rem Mag is superior to the 284 Win in every way (aside, possibly, from powder efficiency where the 284 Win may have an advantage).
To get to the heart of the matter, are you most interested in:
1) Elk @ 1,000?
2) Paper @ 1,000?
To "show my hand", I'm a big, huge fan of the 7mm/.284 calibers. For paper/target shooting cartridge/caliber choice becomes simply a matter of trajectory and the ability to buck or slip through wind (given good available projectile components and a precision rifle/optics).
However, for hunting (and therefore *KILLING*) big critters like elk @ 1,000 I'm much more inclined to up the ante to fast .338 calibers for the sheer slam they can deliver.
As the old saying goes, "There's no replacement for displacement"!!! (all else being equal of course).