Originally Posted by cmorsch
Im looking at getting a new rifle to take on hunts that will involve a lot of hiking. Im thinking of either a Remington 700 ADL in 7mm Rem Mag or 300 Win Mag? What does everyone think of these two or what other options to look at. Im trying to stay under 500 for a basic rifle since I will be changing out the stock and most likely the trigger as well.
If I were going with a Rem I'd go with either the BDL or CDL.
The blind magazine of the ADL can be a pain at times.
Both calibers you are looking at are great for a number of uses and the decision should come down to range and the type of game you are going after.
If you want to shoot Moose and Elk at 1,000yds, the 300wm is where you want to go because you just have a hell of a lot more energy and higher BC bullets to choose from with the 300.
If your wanting to shoot deer sized or smaller game at that range, the 7mm Mag is all you need. The 7mm is also quite capable of taking the big game out to about 750yds with ease with the right bullet and shot placement.
Of course you could always come over to the dark side and join us 7mm STW shooters as well... .
Tell us more about what you plan to hunt and at what ranges and we can do a lot better job of helping you.