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7MM REM Mag what do you think??

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Unread 08-21-2005, 02:25 PM
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7MM REM Mag what do you think??

I just purchased a 7MM REM MAG barrel for my Encore. I am taking it to Nova Scotia in Oct. I want to hunt with my muzzle loader barrel but also don't want to go without a reg. rifle in case. Never owned one so will be a new caliber for me. Any suggestions??
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    Unread 08-21-2005, 03:14 PM
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    Re: 7MM REM Mag what do you think??

    Todd,
    I have shot the 7 Mag for quiet a few years now. Mostly for whitetails and the all elusive paper targets. For the majority of this I have used the 150gr Nosler Ballistic Tip over 67.0 gr of RL22, usually pushed by a CCI BR2 or Rem 9.5M primer. This is a very accurate load in my Sendero. Good Luck. JohnnyK.
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    Re: 7MM REM Mag what do you think??

    I love the caliber. It won't let you down that's for sure. You didn't mention if you were planning on reloading or not but it is a good caliber either way. Shoots well has a good selection of bullets, and will take anything in N. America without a doubt. Good luck!
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    Re: 7MM REM Mag what do you think??

    I will be shooting factory loads. I'm kinda particular to the noslar partition bullets, I really like them in my weatherbys. This is a T/C Encore that I am taking to Nova Scotia bear hunting. I'm ready to get it and give it a try.
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    Re: 7MM REM Mag what do you think??

    If you are planning to use factory, then I would suggest you test with Winchester grey box stuff from Wally land. Depending on where you go, stores here may not have the selection you want.

    Personally, have started using the 7RM this season and am quite impressed. I am shooting 162gr Amax molied pushed by Re25 and Fed 215M primers. Definitely capable of tiny groups at LR.

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    Re: 7MM REM Mag what do you think??

    What are your plans for the muzzleloader and "black" powder?? I don't believe you're able to fly with loose powder.

    Some of those TSA weenies (affectionately) will take loose bullets (projectiles for the muzzleloader) because you can't fly with "bullets" rattling around loose in a box. (You can try explaining the difference between loaded (fixed) cartridges and components but I believe you'll lose the battle).

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    Re: 7MM REM Mag what do you think??

    good question, I have flown with them before but not lately so things may have changed. All i did before was put it all in a closed metal ammo box. Not sure does anyone know????
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