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Old 12-07-2012, 10:44 AM
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7mm Rem Mag with 200gr Wildcats

I've been needing to build a 7mm to shoot all these bullets I have and ordered a stock last night and have an action coming today so it's finally time to get this thing done! I was going to do a 7mm RUM or 7-338 Lapua, but its a 30/06 action so I'm thinking the 7 rem mag might be better for overall length in the magazine...

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Old 12-09-2012, 12:36 PM
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Re: 7mm Rem Mag with 200gr Wildcats

though i don't have allot of experience with this cartridge, i did get a deer this year with it, i got it in the head (scope must have been bumped) and it knocked the horn right off its head about 15 yards away with a 150 grain ballistic tip from nosler. if you dont call that knock down power i dont know what is. also it was at 200 yards away. I would like to know where you got those 200 grain bullets i can only find 180 grainers from sierra. i would like to know because im gonna go elk hunting next year and would like the peace of mind that im not gonna have to deal with a running bull.


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Old 12-09-2012, 01:01 PM
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Re: 7mm Rem Mag with 200gr Wildcats

You might look into a 7 practical, 300WM case necked down to 7mm, little extra powder capacity, or a 7STW might work also. With a bullet that heavy I think you'd want as much powder as you can get, I feel that it's just beyond the point of diminishing returns with the 7mag.

Banjo the 7 is plenty, bullet placement is what will put it down right now or not. I've never had an elk go more than a few steps,whether it was my 7mag or the 270.
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Re: 7mm Rem Mag with 200gr Wildcats

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I would like to know where you got those 200 grain bullets i can only find 180 grainers from sierra.
From Wildcat Bullets (www.wildcatbullets.com)
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Re: 7mm Rem Mag with 200gr Wildcats

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From Wildcat Bullets (www.wildcatbullets.com)
Yup...Paul sent me about 300 of them to try out right after he got up and running...they didn't stabilize in my 7mm Rem Mag so it's time to build another 7mm after I finish this 6.5x284 I just started on...
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Old 12-16-2012, 03:45 PM
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Re: 7mm Rem Mag with 200gr Wildcats

I have been waiting for the berger 195's and have also been watching for the
7mm Sin from Sin arms .
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Re: 7mm Rem Mag with 200gr Wildcats

I talked to the fellow at Sin arms last week. The 7mm Sin got derailed by the 6.5. Had a client that was really excited to get the 6.5 so that has held up the 7mm while he worked on that project. He has a couple of 6.5's built and working on a 3rd. When the 7mm becomes available would great to try as they are designed to work with a standard 06 case length action. Bruce
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