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Thinking about a Magnum Rifle

 
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Old 01-14-2004, 05:29 PM
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Re: Thinking about a Magnum Rifle

DB,

Lets take it form the top....

describe where you hunt and your type of hunting. Then describe what you think will be your maximum range...

Do people relize what caliber has killed more Elk than any other... you'd be suprized... Elk are big and tough but placement is the key ..as always...
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Old 01-14-2004, 08:37 PM
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Re: Thinking about a Magnum Rifle

Wyo is right.

It doesent matter what you hunt. Placment is the key. A .22 LR shot in the head will drop any game animal on the NA continent.
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Please just answer one very simple question. Why would anyone shooting long range load a low BC , low SD 168 gr offering in a 300 win???????

My answer to this is. The only reason is to make the 7 RM look good. There is no other reason.

Jeff.
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Old 01-20-2004, 06:52 PM
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Re: Thinking about a Magnum Rifle

I, personally, like my 300WM for elk. I have taken a number of elk with my 7mm RM, but, as stated above, two holes are better than one when a once-in-a-lifetime shot is on the line. With the Short mags, you get NEARLY equal performance, but the bigger case wins out in the long run. The advantage of the SM is that a short, fat case lends more toward accuracy and powder burn efficiency. For instance, the 6PPC is THE most accurate benchrest cartridge around. Look at it. It is short, fat, and dead-on accurate. Adapt this principle to the 7 or 300 short-mags and you get the same results to a lesser extent. You have excellent bullet selection with both calibers, with the .308 winning out in versatility. There are, however, some drawbacks to the 300WM. There is an article here where we discuss MANY details that will be relevant to your decision that you need to look over: http://www.longrangehunting.com/cgi-...c&f=3&t=001631
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