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Unread 02-25-2008, 11:06 PM
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Ballisticaly the 7mm will win the LR race just about everytime , the 7mm Weatherby doesen't have enough on the 7mm Rem to justify the added cost . On the negergy side I think that a 308 200gr accubond pushed out at 3000fps or close would be a far better elk round that the 7mm's , granded that recoil will go up substancialy but if your added a brake to your gun it would be more than manageable. A 338 cal 300gr Sierra Match Kingbullet run out at 2800fps or their about would be the best bet for long range elk and by long range I'm talking 600-1200yds.
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Unread 02-25-2008, 11:26 PM
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Thanks for your replies, James. Not being an experienced shooter, I don't want to get to carried away with a rifle with so much recoil that I won't enjoy shooting it alot, and thereby not becoming proficient at long range shooting.So as an entry level rifle capable of killing elk out to 600 yards that I would enjoy shooting alot, to become a good rifleman, what would be the way to go ?
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Unread 02-26-2008, 03:14 AM
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Darn it trueblue, will you please just use that S&H recoil calculator I gave you.

Get a current reloading manual, enter the data for the various cartridges and bullet weights of interest, and it instantly gives you recoil in lbs/ft and relcoil velocity in ft/sec.
Compare these numbers to the ones from cartridges you now use, and voila!, you have cold, hard data with which to compare recoil values, and make an objective decision.

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Unread 02-26-2008, 03:53 AM
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Thanks Lewis.
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Unread 02-26-2008, 06:12 AM
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My son has been shooting my heavy barreled 7mm mag since he was 9 and loves it. I let my daughter shoot my braked 338Edge when she was a 50 pound 8 year old. She said "WOAH!!! That's awesome!". If you are worried about recoil put a brake on it and be happy. I'm no expert on elk but I would go bigger then 7mm for long range.
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Unread 02-26-2008, 08:39 AM
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If you don't go by SAAMI, but the old reloading manuals, the STW can push a 140 grain bullet 3500+ fps.
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Unread 02-27-2008, 02:19 PM
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Listen to both James's. About recoil, it is not a factor in long range elk hunting with the proper equipment. The best equipment will have a brake on it to control recoil for accurate shooting. If your not shooting a brake then you don't have enough gun for the best long range elk outfit. The 7 wby falls between the Rem and STW. I prefer a brake on the STW with heavy bullets. The remmy and wby I can shoot well without. I have shot all extensively. All will kill elk at long range with proper bullets and placement. The placement part is why these are not the best long rangers. The 338's can help you there if your placement is off a little.
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