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Old 07-06-2011, 04:33 AM
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7mm rem mag enough gun?

hey, am in process of first long range shooter, i hunt deer and am dubious about weather or not the 7mm rem mag has enough out there for elk sized game to 1000 yds,...with practice. just dont want to find out i should have gone bigger shortly down the road.
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Old 07-06-2011, 06:09 AM
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Re: 7mm rem mag enough gun?

As long as you can hit your elk in the eye, it should do just fine.
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Old 07-06-2011, 08:14 AM
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Re: 7mm rem mag enough gun?

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hey, am in process of first long range shooter, i hunt deer and am dubious about weather or not the 7mm rem mag has enough out there for elk sized game to 1000 yds,...with practice. just dont want to find out i should have gone bigger shortly down the road.
cheers.
Will it ? Probably.

But I would not recomend it for hunting at 1000+yards. At 1000 yard Targets, it will do fine.

Look at the energy tables for 1000 yards and they will get you in the right caliber for Elk.

I use 1000 ft/lbs for deer and 1500 ft/lbs for elk. You can do it with less but I like to error
on the conservative side and use these energy values as the minimum.(A case where more is
better as long as you don't give up accuracy).

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Old 07-06-2011, 09:24 AM
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Re: 7mm rem mag enough gun?

I agree. Just make sure your @ 1500 at a 1,000 yards for elk.
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Re: 7mm rem mag enough gun?

If you like 7mm and want more, might think about 7mm Dakota, 7mm STW or 7 RUM and you would have plenty of gun.
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Old 07-06-2011, 10:35 AM
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Re: 7mm rem mag enough gun?

You might want to check out the Anyone own a 7mm 300 Win Mag? thread.
There is a wealth of information in those 20 something pages. At least I was so impressed, I might need to build one!
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Old 07-06-2011, 10:39 AM
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Re: 7mm rem mag enough gun?

The 7mm rem mag is not a long range elk rifle. You can kill elk long range with the 7mm rem mag, 308, 30-06, 243 and about anything else with the right bullet and the perfect shot. The perfect shot doesn't happen very often from what I have seen in 40 years of hunting. What I have seen is a lot of wounded lost game from people thinking they can make the perfect shot all the time. If you are going to hunt elk long range gt a large caliber rifle 338 or larger with a big 30 as minimum. You will not lose as much game and have much better success on your hunt.
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