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Old 02-01-2014, 09:32 PM
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7 mm remington mag on elk

I would like to know your thoughts on this at long range ?
I saw a story that showed john burns had shot a bull at 1038 yards I think with 180 grain bergers.another show has a shot at 950 plus yards with the168 berger.what have any of you done with this cartridge and how do you like the results?
this is not a bitching set survey on my part onhow it worked for you.
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Old 02-01-2014, 09:41 PM
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Re: 7 mm remington mag on elk

I've got a good friend who's taken literally dozens of Elk with the 7mm Rem out to 900+ over the last three decades shooting Nosler Partitions.

You can go bigger and badder but the 7mm Rem will certainly get the job done if you put it in the right spot. Of course he's one of the best natural shooters I've ever known and has decades of experience so shot placement isn't an issue for him.
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Old 02-01-2014, 09:44 PM
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Re: 7 mm remington mag on elk

Many are doing it but the bigger 338 does it better.I started as a high school kid with 7,it is loaned out to a friend of my sons.I was pushing it and moved to 340 more than 25 years ago, I've been in on 100's of elk kills the 338 and it newer offerings with 300 grain is a hammer.Just look at energy difference at 1000
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Old 02-01-2014, 11:10 PM
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Re: 7 mm remington mag on elk

In the right conditions it will be just fine. I have one and wouldnhave no fear with it. The common shot placement arguement applies of course, but that applied to every caliber esentially. Check out Aaron Davidsons kid shooting a bull at 1200 with 168's if I recall correctly. I wouldn't be afraid of it
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Old 02-02-2014, 12:35 AM
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Re: 7 mm remington mag on elk

My 9 year old son just shot his first ever big game animal. It was a yearling elk at 550 yards with my 7rem mag. The elk was quartering to us and without any thought I told him to send it when he was comfortable. Little did I know that he forgot all we had gone over with pictures and he put the x hairs behind the shoulder. That was my mistake but he tucked it close enough to the shoulder he got one lung and destroyed the liver. It walked about 40-50 yards before it expired. The bullet was a 162gr hornady A-Max. The only thing I would have changed was the placement but again I take responsability for that.
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Old 02-02-2014, 05:07 AM
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Re: 7 mm remington mag on elk

Curious Luke where did you want your son to hit that elk?
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Old 02-02-2014, 08:44 AM
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Re: 7 mm remington mag on elk

I haven't checked in a couple years but then The Best of the West was chambering more rifles in 7RM that any other cartridge. I think recoil becomes an issue with the larger bores.
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