Originally Posted by Walker1
I find this thread very interesting. I just found this forum and joined because I am thinking that I want a 7mmRUM. I hope to find more info on reloading info. I am looking at getting the Remington 700XCR. Would/could this rifle be very accurate out of the box? I have a 7mmRM now but am wanting something different. I usually hunt mule deer and elk. I figured I could use either of these calibers for pretty much any big game in NA.
For the purpose of accurate NA hunting, I would move toward a shorter fatter catridge like the 7mm WSM. The XCR could be accurate out of the box with ample shot spacing, but it's only good for two back to back clean shots. After that of course, the barrel will be too hot to do any good at long range. Also, the 7mm WSM is a short action, which means an overall lighter rifle.