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7mm Rem Mag or 7mm Ultra Mag???

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Unread 05-12-2013, 09:55 PM
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Re: 7mm Rem Mag or 7mm Ultra Mag???

But some people argue mercilessly about .30 vs .284....

I'm 7mm to the core, but I also own .30 caliber rifles....And larger, but for hunting (unless you're brush hunting on foot), I don't think you can beat the 7mm bullets.

The OP left off a viable option....The 7mmSTW, which is right inbetween the 7RM & 7RUM.

I love my 7RM's and 7STW.
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Originally Posted by WildRose View Post
The 284 is to the STW what a tricycle is to a Ninja.
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Unread 07-07-2013, 12:35 PM
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Re: 7mm Rem Mag or 7mm Ultra Mag???

Originally Posted by Trophyhunter1 View Post
1. Bullet placement.

2. You will shoot better with less recoil.

3. A elk on 1000 yards make no different with a central lung shot.

4. Go for the 7mm rem.mag and put attention to the load/bullet.

The 7mm rem.mag is maybe a little bit boring, its the same feeling when you like to get that new Chevy when you drive the old model.. But remeber that this is the ammuntion and rifle idustry way to make money, get new products out on the market and keep the cash flow !

Even the bullet industry is keepeing new slogans on some new bullets, but its the same old core bound stuff like 15 years ago !

Also you will have problem to get a proper feeding with the short bulky mags regarding the 7 mm WSM, if you using a drop box mag.

Good luck, Michael

Kamchatka Moose 725 yards (7mm Rem.Mag)
Awesome moose and great shot!!
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Unread 07-07-2013, 03:20 PM
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Re: 7mm Rem Mag or 7mm Ultra Mag???


Ditto his comments
I feel you can do great things with the 7MMRM and this caliber has been around for years brass and other components readily available in many obscure areas. Keeping things simple is sometimes the best approach.

I have been able to achieve 3000-3050PFS no problem consistently with the STD 7MMRM and 180gr Bergers and groups very well. I still haven't tried to push the envelope. 26 1/2" barrel

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Unread 07-07-2013, 11:31 PM
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Re: 7mm Rem Mag or 7mm Ultra Mag???

Thank you coyotezapper, yes its a great moose, I took around 75-80 good moos during the years but this one was the last one, and with out question the largest one, you know you should stop when you are on the top... I don't living in a moose country anymore...

When I say that normally someone shooting better with less muzzle blast, the 7mm Rem.Mag measure 20,3 (160 gr bullet at 2950 fps).

And the 7mm RUM with the same bullet (160 gr at 3200 fps) measure a recoil at 29,4

Both of the rifles weight is 8,5 ibs.

It's a bit strange that he 8mm Rem. Mag. shooting 200 gr bullet at 2900 fps will delivery a much more recoil of 32,9

This can be a important part for you gents that don't do not like muzzle brakes.

Anyhow, most of moose I bag with a 30-06 Mannlicher, shooting a 180 gr Nosler Partition, I took out my old "friend" a couple of days ago and its rely shooting well.

Simple "pron field position" 100 meter and 3 factory loaded Norma 180 gr Vulcan spreading 15 mm c/c (0,6 MOA) (photo)

Cheers, Michael
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Unread 07-08-2013, 09:46 PM
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Re: 7mm Rem Mag or 7mm Ultra Mag???

Yes my CPg 7mm runs 3000+ fps all day long on Berger 180's and shoots well! 69.7 grains h-1000 fed 215 primer. Gun has 25.5 broughton barrel.
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Unread 04-07-2014, 09:34 PM
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Re: 7mm Rem Mag or 7mm Ultra Mag???

Both are fine cartridges, but I'd give the power edge to the the 7 MM RUM in 175 gr Sierra GameKings loaded with 96 gr's of H50BMG using Rem 9-1/2 primers. Shoot's 1/2 inch at 100 yards (MV 3025) and 5-1/inches at 600 yards. I'm sure someone out there can do a little better, but for now it will work for me. Also, without the Muz Brake I usually only last around 10 to 12 shots. With the Muz Brake I can take it well past a box of ammo, so it does make a difference (with hearing protection). Hope this helps your decision.
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Unread 07-07-2014, 03:32 PM
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Re: 7mm Rem Mag or 7mm Ultra Mag???

I have a 7rum and i don't have a brake on it although i've thought about it a few times . It's really a good rifle barrel life will be long as long as you clean it after you shoot it .
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