Originally Posted by pyroducksx3
I talked to the smith I'm going to use and he's recommending the 7mm option for me. This smith does more shooting in a year than I ever will so I'm going to trust him. His reasoning is he has and has seen many elk taken out 900 yards very effectively with the 7 mm and the only thing the 300 rum is going to get me is a couple hundred ft lbs of energy , which isn't going to make up for a poor shot, at the cost of more recoil more powder more blast. So maybe if my majority of hunting was past 800 but with the heart of my hunting being sub 600 the 7 is quite adequate and still very capable on even elk out to 800. I am buying into this and looks like I will most likely be taking his advice. Hd also said that with my preference for a 26" tube the 7 was better as the 300 is most efficient in a 28
Well if youi're going to do that you might as well come over to the dark side and join the 7mm STW crowd... .
I spent probably 30 years shooting the 7 R Mag as my primary and the STW does everything it does with about 300-400more FPS at any given range.
If you're going to reload anyhow the cost differential is negligible.