Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics


Reply

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

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #22  
Old 05-12-2013, 09:55 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Alabama
Posts: 5,554
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.
__________________
"I'm just a peckerwood who lives in the hills with too many guns..." - Bob Lee Swagger

"Give me a minute...I'm good. Give me an hour...I'm great. Give me 6 months...And I'm unbeatable." - Col. Hannibal Smith

Ignore everything I say, because I have a reading comprehension and memory problem...

Quote:
Originally Posted by WildRose View Post
The 284 is to the STW what a tricycle is to a Ninja.
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 07-07-2013, 12:35 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: La Plata NM
Posts: 355
Re: 7mm Rem Mag or 7mm Ultra Mag???

Quote:
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!!
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 07-07-2013, 03:20 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Colorado
Posts: 324
Re: 7mm Rem Mag or 7mm Ultra Mag???

Trophyhunter1

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

Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 07-07-2013, 11:31 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 9
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
Attached Thumbnails - Click to View Larger
7mm Rem Mag or 7mm Ultra Mag???-novi-pazar-20130706-00916.jpg   7mm Rem Mag or 7mm Ultra Mag???-novi-pazar-20130706-00917.jpg  

Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 07-08-2013, 09:46 PM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 49
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.
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 04-07-2014, 09:34 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 1
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.
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 07-07-2014, 03:32 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 17
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 .
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads for: 7mm Rem Mag or 7mm Ultra Mag???
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
whats a better round 338 ultra mag or 300 ultra mag? pdbsa Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics 27 05-02-2012 11:01 AM
Recoil - 300 Ultra vs 338 Ultra MontanaRifleman Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics 36 03-26-2011 09:25 PM
WTB: 338 edge,338 ultra,300 ultra Elk Hunter 338 Guns For Sale 1 03-16-2011 08:57 PM
WTB 300 Ultra and 338 Ultra mag dies Idaho_Elk_Huntr Guns For Sale 1 02-20-2009 04:25 PM
WTB: Looking for a Sendero in 338 Ultra or 300 Ultra Randy338 Guns For Sale 0 01-23-2009 07:49 PM

Current Poll
Are you on Facebook?
Yes - 46.38%
1,113 Vote
No - 19.54%
469 Votes
No, but I may join - 1.75%
42 Votes
No way, are you kidding? - 36.08%
866 Votes
Total Votes: 2,400
You may not vote on this poll.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:52 AM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC