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Old 01-06-2013, 09:38 PM
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Re: .308 vs 7mm

I have to come to find out that no matter what caliber you choose if you are not comfortable with the recoil you will never be able to be accurate with it. So if it were me I would find out which one I am comfortable with and start from there. For example I have a Winchester Model 70 in 7mm WSM and I hate the recoil because of the barrel flip. So I don't shoot it that often. I hope to be able to work it and solve this problem. But till then I will stick with my 270 Weatherby Mag for hunting.
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Old 01-07-2013, 07:51 AM
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Re: .308 vs 7mm

I have a Sako Hunter Stainless in 308 and a Sako Grey Wolf in 7mm. If my hunting ,Whitetail Deer, shot is going to be 300yrds or less I grab the 308 over 300yrds I like the 7 and the recoil between the two is hardly noticeable. The weight of the Sako Grey Wolf in 7mm really helps make the recoil very tame and a pleasure to shoot. If I could only have one it would be the 7.
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:04 AM
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Re: .308 vs 7mm

I pick the 7Remington Magnum because of its flatter trajectory which equals easier adjustments for longer ranges.


Using my ballistics calculator (Ballistic: Field Tactical Edition) it tells me that

Blackhills 162gr Hornady A-Max
BC: .625
Velocity 2950 FPS

It will only drop 10.8 inches at 300, which to me means that I would not dope from 100-300 yards. = faster shot placements on game that is on the move.

It also has 962ftlbs of engery at 1,000 yards, which is a significant amount with a 162gr bullet on any Deer sized game or less. I would prefer to leave this round as a 750yard hunting round due to the ftlbs being at 1,328 but using this as a target gun out to 1,000 would be easy and reliable.



The .308 is no slouch, theres just a lot better performers out there. The 7RM is probably one of the best all round calibers with great factory ammunition out there.
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Old 01-07-2013, 11:49 AM
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Re: .308 vs 7mm

You intent to practice with that rifle, right?
Buy a Rem Milspec 5r in .308 Win burn out the first barrel at 300 to 600 yard and then rebarrel to .264 cal for 1000 yard when you are set up to reload.
That should give you a nice training rifle, with acceptable stock and match diameter barrel.
The magnums are nice if you have to kill something downrange, paper doesn't need killing.
You can use the rifle for deer hunting to 300-400yards too.
For longrange hunting build a dedicated rifle as soon as you are able to consistently hit at these ranges with your practice rifle.
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:30 PM
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Re: .308 vs 7mm

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Thanks for the responses, yes one day I plan on doing my own loading. Buts for now it will be off the shelf ammo or having cummin_un_glued reload for me once he gets set up. He is suggesting 7mm mag because that's what he has. So I'm leaning towards that.

Next question, what brand/model do y'all recommend? Have one friend sayin remnington 700 in a 7mm. For my goals and to eventually build off of, what would be the best? What ones should I stay clear of?
Remington 700 action in either 7mm-08 or ( second choice) 308. Good barrel life in either and less recoil in the 7mm-08.

I went with the 260 ( 6.5-08) so if needed I can shoot away with factory ammo...not sure if any factory is putting up 7mm-08 ammo or not.
Have fun!
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:20 PM
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Remington 700 action in either 7mm-08 or ( second choice) 308. Good barrel life in either and less recoil in the 7mm-08.

I went with the 260 ( 6.5-08) so if needed I can shoot away with factory ammo...not sure if any factory is putting up 7mm-08 ammo or not.
Have fun!
Both Reminton and Nosler make 7mm08, 140 gr. Accutip and Ballisic Tip respectively. Both shoot .5MOA in my R-25.
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