Originally Posted by Dick Tinsley
I doubt it! Efficiently is where it's at! A person can only burn X amount of powder in X case for X bullet. I have had dealings with the 7rum an as big of a fan as I am of the 284/7mm caliber an the RUM family the 7mm rum is IMO is a waste of case an powder! I've owned four of them, two I had rebarreled, one I traded, the other one just out an out got rid of because of(1) recoil!(an I'm really not recoil sensitive)(2) couldn't get it to shoot! The owner of it finally rebarreled it! All in all I love a 7mm remington mag, STW an 7/300! Don't know about the 7 Dakota,7/375 ruger. My vote goes to the 7/300 for efficiently an performance in a 7mm!!! NOT SAYING ANYTHING AGAINST THE STW!! Just my choice!! Sorry to get long winded!!
I think we all can sit around and talk about this stuff all day... not possible to get long winded! Very interesting that the 7's just don't need that much case capacity. Remington must not have done the research into the design... where the 300 rum is the start of where you get benefit from the big case, and the 338 obviously shines as well.
I'm actually looking into going to a small little 7mm-08, I think it would make for a great hunting rifle for my two young sons to start out on and for my wife, and then be a great target/range/practice gun for all of us. Not a LR hunting setup, but a very handy, low recoiling rifle, and I also think inherently accurate and extremely efficient.