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Old 02-07-2012, 03:51 PM
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7mm Rem. Mag vs 300 Win. Mag

Which is better for 600-700yd deer shots? Whats the differance in recoil? Which do you perfer and why?
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Old 02-07-2012, 04:16 PM
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Re: 7mm Rem. Mag vs 300 Win. Mag

700 yds is a chip shot for either caliber. If that's the max range that you are going to be working in, then I would shoot the 7 mag for the high bc bullets, flatter trajectory, and about 30% less recoil, not to mention less powder consumed. You will be happy with the 7.
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Re: 7mm Rem. Mag vs 300 Win. Mag

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700 yds is a chip shot for either caliber. If that's the max range that you are going to be working in, then I would shoot the 7 mag for the high bc bullets, flatter trajectory, and about 30% less recoil, not to mention less powder consumed. You will be happy with the 7.
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Old 02-07-2012, 04:57 PM
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Re: 7mm Rem. Mag vs 300 Win. Mag

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Which is better for 600-700yd deer shots? Whats the differance in recoil? Which do you perfer and why?
Lots of variables to take into account here. When breaking it down you need to compare apples to apples and it's hard to do because each chambering shines in different areas.

Either one will be more than adequate for your needs. For higher performance for the recoil produced, the 7mm Rem is the one to go with.

The biggest difference when comparing the two comes down to Ballistic coefficient. In general terms. When comparing the 7mm Rem. with a 168 grain bullet with a 300 Win mag with a 168 grain bullet, the 7mm will deliver higher amounts of down range energy with less wind drift than the 300 Win mag because of a higher ballistic coefficient.

This effect takes place until you start getting into the heavier, high BC bullets in the 300 Win. At that point the recoil in the 300 Win is a lot less forgiving.
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700 yds is a chip shot for either caliber. If that's the max range that you are going to be working in, then I would shoot the 7 mag for the high bc bullets, flatter trajectory, and about 30% less recoil, not to mention less powder consumed. You will be happy with the 7.
Well stated.
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Old 02-07-2012, 05:48 PM
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Re: 7mm Rem. Mag vs 300 Win. Mag

Both would work. 7 has less recoil, but 300 wins in every single other catagory when its an apples to apples comparison...
High b.c. to high b.c. -300 (for 6-700 yds you don't need high b.c. tho)
Largest bullet selection to fit any need -300
Momentum catagory is also cornered by the 300
Use a muzzle break if recoil is a concern, & you just plain & simple walk all over the 7mm.
Unless somebody recently came out with yet another bullet for the 7mm to try to compete against the big 30's there's just no contest.
Depending on your situation, either could best the other with this statistic or that, depending on how the stats are used.
There are plenty of perponents for each side of the fence. Each figures thier side of the fence is the right side.
It all comes down to personal preferance. Pick one that suits your personal needs, & hunting style, & be happy with it for its positive characteristics in your chosen criteria.
Both will work, as previously stated, but I'm a 30 cal diehard. Just never been a fan of 7mm's in any configuration. Sorry.
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Re: 7mm Rem. Mag vs 300 Win. Mag

Either will work but the 300 winchester is the best if you want the best of the two. Just get on jbm ballistics and check all bullets/velocities and see which one you like the best. Run say a 150 grain 30 cal at 3500 fps next to a 168 grain 7mm going 3050-3100 fps to 700 yards. Either will kill the deer. Or try a 180 cutting edge .57-.6 bc at 3200 fps against the 7mm. 190 berger against the 7mm with your choice of bullets. All will kill the deer just see which one does the best with your parameters. I hunt with a 300 winchester quite a bit. I own two 7mm remingtons that rarely get out of the case. My favorite 300 winchester is a tikka light at 6 3/8 pounds and does not have a brake. No problem for me with 180 grain bullets. I like the 300 because it is much more versatile if you decide to hunt something else in the future.
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