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Old 02-21-2004, 05:43 PM
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Help a newbie pick a cartridge.

Howdy all, im a long time reader, first time poster. Im in the market for a long range rifle in 7mm caliber and was wondering what your thoughts would be. So far im considering building a 284 or 7mmWSM with a heavy barrel, or possibly just getting a Win 70 Laredo 7mm rem mag with the boss. What would you pick for a newbie long range target/hunter? Which offers the most manageable recoil? I am a big guy, but id like to enjoy my shooting as much as anything. Im planning on targets to 500 yards, and medium sized game to a possible 300. Thanks in advance.

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Old 02-21-2004, 05:58 PM
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Re: Help a newbie pick a cartridge.

Win M70 Coyote in 7wsm..........
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Old 02-21-2004, 09:26 PM
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Re: Help a newbie pick a cartridge.

MSU,

My Dad has a larado, in 7mm rem mag, i think we're averageing about 4-5" groups at 500 yards with minor load development. The recoil is very light but the boss muzzle break sucks, lots of concusion blast back at the shooter, Have you thought about a savage at all?

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Old 02-21-2004, 09:47 PM
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Re: Help a newbie pick a cartridge.

The 7MM Rem Ultra Mag is pretty awesome and one that I wouldn't over look in the 7MM class. The recoil is a little more then that of the 7MM Mag however with the velocity gained over all the other 7MM cartridges, I would say it would be one of the better for long range shooting. I have one in the Remington 700 Stainless and I gotta tell ya the thing really shoots. I am so much into it the I want to build a 338 Ultra and see what it will do.
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Old 02-22-2004, 12:54 AM
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Re: Help a newbie pick a cartridge.

For a newbie and you demand a 7mm, I would pick the 7mm-08 or the 7wsm.
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Old 02-22-2004, 12:55 AM
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Also...Welcome aboard! [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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Re: Help a newbie pick a cartridge.

Welcome I have a 7mm Mag and like the cartridge.
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