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7mm Rem Mag VS 7mm Rem Ultra Mag

 
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Old 04-12-2012, 06:58 AM
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Re: 7mm Rem Mag VS 7mm Rem Ultra Mag

I have a 7MM Rem. Sako Grey Wolf on order due in around the 1rst of May.I had a Browning A Bolt XTR but could not get it to group under 2"-1 1/2" so traded it.
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Old 04-12-2012, 08:56 AM
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Re: 7mm Rem Mag VS 7mm Rem Ultra Mag

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I have a 7MM Rem. Sako Grey Wolf on order due in around the 1rst of May.I had a Browning A Bolt XTR but could not get it to group under 2"-1 1/2" so traded it.
My old 7mm RM X-Bolt was really accurate, and my .243 Win X-Bolt gets .5 MOA groups with hand loaded ammo. So no complaints in this department with the X-bolts so far
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Old 04-12-2012, 10:41 AM
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Re: 7mm Rem Mag VS 7mm Rem Ultra Mag

The 7mag in my opinion the better choice.Sure,you can load the Ultra up a little higher velocity,but like you say,a lot more recoil and powder.If most of your shots are inside 300-400yds,the 7mag is really all one needs.The sad thing these days is,the modern manuals have really loaded down the 7mag.This began when the 7STW first came out.When the 7 Ultra mag came out,they loaded the 7STW down too to make the Ultra mag shine.I started shooting the 7mag before the other two came out.Even though it's older,unlike us,it doesn't slow down with age.In fact,with the powders we have today,it is probably an even better cartridge than it was nearly fifty years ago.
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Old 04-14-2012, 12:58 PM
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Re: 7mm Rem Mag VS 7mm Rem Ultra Mag

I am currently transitioning from the RM to the RUM (barrel not arrived yet). But since MY objective is HEAT, I will continue to use NBT 120's, unless I decide to take shots at significantly longer ranges than I currently do . The fps increase, from RM to RUM, should be in the range of 300 to 350, for the 120 grainers. With heavier pills, it will be less. But it will still be approximately a 10% increase. Some don't seem to think that is all that much. But a 10% increase in heat results in 25% more energy being delivered to the target.
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Old 04-14-2012, 01:18 PM
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Re: 7mm Rem Mag VS 7mm Rem Ultra Mag

Today I was looking over the 7mm Weatherby Magnum data in my Hornady manual.The book data showed it to nearly match the velocities shown for each bullet weight for the 7 Ultra Mag.I know Weatherbys are freebored so you can load them a little hotter,but dang,is the 7mm Weatherby that much better than the other 7mags.That is one cartridge you just don't hear too much about and it's been around for a long time.
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Old 04-14-2012, 04:45 PM
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Re: 7mm Rem Mag VS 7mm Rem Ultra Mag

Hey don't forget about the 7MM WSM ! I can push 162 gr A-Maxs at nearly 3200 out of 26" bbl.
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Old 04-19-2012, 05:37 AM
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Re: 7mm Rem Mag VS 7mm Rem Ultra Mag

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The 2 rifles I'm considering are:
1.- 7mm Rem Mag Browning X-Bolt Stainless Stalker
2.- 7mm Rem Ultra Mag Remington 700 XCR RMEF
I too looked at both these rifles recently, although for me I was sold on 7mm Rem Mag, so it was a straight rifle comparison (with no caliber variation).

In the end, I went with the XCR, and I have to say that I am very very happy with it.

The decision took me over 2 months to make though ...
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