Originally Posted by matt_3479
I was debating on buying a new gun for long range hunting on whitetails and moose. Most shots stay within 600 yards but have had shot opportunities out too 800 before. I currently own a 300. wsm and love it but its a factory browning a-bolt. shoots great and its a great hunting rifle but its no 800 yard rifle. Now i love the the 300 caliber but the browning is limited to after market parts as well as gun smiths that are willing to work on them so im pretty much stuck as a 600 yard and closer hunt. I already own a 7mm rem mag in a remington BDL that is a shooter. I was thinking i might as well take it and run with it. I know it doesn't make sense to down size in caliber but i already own one. what is your opinion
With the bullets available today, if you can shoot the thing sub MOA consistently and with confidence you have all you need already.
It's a bit on the light side for Moose at 800, but if you put it in the right spot they'll be just as dead as if you hit them with a .50 cal.
I've killed hogs over 600lbs at those ranges with both my 7 mag and 7stw and I only shoot the 140-162gr bullets in both, and anyone who's ever skinned a big boar and seen the 1.5-4" cartilage armor they have from behind the shoulders up under the chest and around to the opposite side can attest to just how hard they are to put down so I'd say you are good to go, espectially with the heavier scirocco and other high BC hunting bullets.