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Old 09-10-2013, 01:01 PM
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7mm???

Hi y'all new guy with 7mm questions. Im not new to shooting or hunting, but i am new to long range shooting. i would like to build a 7mm of some sort for long range hunting and target shooting, right now long range hunting wont be more than 400 to 500 yards, i have places that i cant shoot further but right now im gonna limit myself to no more than 500 yards, ill shoot further as i learn more about shooting long range. As far as game animals go ill be hunting deer and hogs mostly. i have a couple savage LA to build on. Any advice on which way i should go would be great. thanks
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Old 09-10-2013, 01:12 PM
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Re: 7mm???

284 Win. You can neck up 6.5-284 Lapua brass. Perfect cartridge for deer and hogs to 500 and even a little farther.
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Hi y'all new guy with 7mm questions. Im not new to shooting or hunting, but i am new to long range shooting. i would like to build a 7mm of some sort for long range hunting and target shooting, right now long range hunting wont be more than 400 to 500 yards, i have places that i cant shoot further but right now im gonna limit myself to no more than 500 yards, ill shoot further as i learn more about shooting long range. As far as game animals go ill be hunting deer and hogs mostly. i have a couple savage LA to build on. Any advice on which way i should go would be great. thanks
7mm STW. We have a large bunch of STW shooters here at the LRH forum.

Out to 500yds the 7mm Rem is a great round to start with but when you are ready to stretch it out the 7mm STW really shines.

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Wild Rose beat me to it.....

My vote is also for the 7mm STW. Had mine for 11 years. Great caliber.
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The 284 is to the STW what a tricycle is to a Ninja.
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Old 09-10-2013, 01:36 PM
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Re: 7mm???

thanks guys!
montanarifleman, what bullet would you recommend? and will the 284 work for shooting 700 to 800 yards for practice?

wildrose, will the stw work in a savage LA 110 or 111? i have one of each.

sorry, i know these questiions are really basic, but all my shooting, hunting and reloading for the last twenty+ years has been for revolvers, very little rifle stuff until recently.

thanks
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thanks guys!
montanarifleman, what bullet would you recommend? and will the 284 work for shooting 700 to 800 yards for practice?

wildrose, will the stw work in a savage LA 110 or 111? i have one of each.

sorry, i know these questiions are really basic, but all my shooting, hunting and reloading for the last twenty+ years has been for revolvers, very little rifle stuff until recently.

thanks
I like Bergers and CEB's. I would recommend the Berger 168 Hybrids or 168 Hunter.

Or these....
https://cuttingedgebullets.com/cgi-b...on&key=MTH_J01

Nosler just came out with Long Range Accubonds which look interesting but their BC claims are a bit exaggerated.

You can target practice to beyond 1000 yds with the 284 Win. Hunting distance will be determined by the bullets velocity/expansion performance down range which will definitely exceed 500 for deer.

The STW is a lazer but a little more than you need for 500 yd hunting and comes with a price on throat wear just so you understand if you choose that.
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Old 09-10-2013, 01:56 PM
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I am not a Savage shooter, so I have no idea about action dimensions. Mine are off of Remington 700 actions with heavy Sendero barrels on them.
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