Originally Posted by DrillDog
The discussion of this entire thread here is THE 7MM REMINGTON MAGNUM vs. 300 WINCHESTER MAGNUM for long range military sniper applications.
Comparing bullet weight to case capacity is a whole different subject that can encompass a multitude of calibers. Then we get into efficiency and all kinds of other ballistic data. This thread is caliber specific in it's comparison
Please read the thread and pay attention to the discussion at hand.
I am keeping it to the discussion at hand... Sounds like you're out of sound reasoning.
Oh, and the number one reason the military stuck with the .300 WinMag, was because of the already massive surplus of .308 caliber projectiles and US869 powder they stock. Also, to convert the M24 to .300 Win, they only had to 2 simple things, open the chambers, and open the bolt faces. The mil contracts already have barrel & action blueprints and specs approved...And a complete redesign and resubmission, restocking components, and dealing with all the red tape, would cost billions of dollars and LOTS of time.
It was a simple rechamber & open the bolt face job with new brass and primers... No new rifle specs. They could essentially keep everything the same.
Oh, and I never said it was superior, but apparantly you thought I did, and that's what got you fanboys all butthurt. Nobody's ripping on your caliber, just setting the record straight when several others claimed it was "so much better" than the 7mm RemMag, when in reality, they are so close, it pretty much comes down to if you want a 7mm bullet or a .30 cal bullet.
But if you're good at ballistics as you say, and have as much first-hand knowledge with each caliber, as you try to portray, you should know that, right?
Instead of making up crap, like trying to ball-face lie and say that I said it was better.... Which is NOT true. I said they were so close it didn't matter which one you pick.
I DID, however, say the 7mm RemMag was MY favorite caliber...But never said it was better.