close
Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


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

Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics Applied Ballistics

Reply

big 7 or big 30

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Unread 03-19-2013, 04:27 AM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 220
big 7 or big 30

Just trying to get some input on which would you get. I already have a 338 lapua was wondering would you rather do a 7 rum or say a 300 Norma. Or possibly even a wildcat 7-338 lapua improved or 30-338 lapua improved. Thanks for the advice guys.
Reply With Quote
  •   #2  
    Unread 03-19-2013, 07:01 AM
    Platinum Member
     
    Join Date: May 2012
    Posts: 4,132
    Re: big 7 or big 30

    I'd go with a 7stw, a 300win, or 300 rum. The 7rum is a heck of a round until you find out you need a barrel maker on speed dial. The 300 win and 300 rum will cover the 30's well with brass you can actually find.
    Reply With Quote

      #3  
    Unread 03-19-2013, 07:36 AM
    Silver Member
     
    Join Date: Jun 2012
    Location: montana
    Posts: 128
    Re: big 7 or big 30

    I think i would go with a 300 norma necked down to 7mm. I built a 300 norma last year and found it extremely efficient.
    Reply With Quote
      #4  
    Unread 03-19-2013, 08:00 AM
    Platinum Member
     
    Join Date: Oct 2008
    Location: Alabama
    Posts: 9,467
    Re: big 7 or big 30

    Another vote for 7mmSTW.....IMO, more efficient round than the 7RUM. There is only 1 advantage I see to the 7RUM, and that is the brass is solid. It is not a belted-magnum. Alot of people who full-length size belted magnum brass tend to have case-head seperation after about 2-3 loads. I recently got 4-5 loads out of some of my 7STW brass before it cracked about 1/8" above the belt. I guess the brass just got work-hardened from neck-sizing and and it finally got brittle and broke. Now I can't find any dang Nosler or Norma STW brass. LOL
    __________________
    "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

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by WildRose View Post
    The 284 is to the STW what a tricycle is to a Ninja.
    Reply With Quote
      #5  
    Unread 03-19-2013, 09:33 AM
    Platinum Member
     
    Join Date: Feb 2010
    Location: Gillette, WY
    Posts: 2,994
    Re: big 7 or big 30

    What are your intentions for the round?

    I think one of the big seven's would be pretty sweet (if the 195 ever come out) set up with a melonited barrel. You could probably see close to 1K rounds if you treat it right. The big .30s are still going to get my vote, either should get'er done.


    t
    __________________
    "I, however, view ethics as an individual decision. My ethics are mine - and I won't explain or justify them to anyone else. I seek nobody's approval, just that of my own conscience. "

    Reply With Quote
      #6  
    Unread 03-19-2013, 09:48 AM
    Platinum Member
     
    Join Date: Oct 2008
    Location: Alabama
    Posts: 9,467
    Re: big 7 or big 30

    I love the 180gr Berger VLD's out of my 7mmSTW, with the 1:9.25" twist barrel. pinwheeling the bulls.

    The 195's might be a bit overkill for me. But I'll probably give 1 of the 12-packs a shot if they come out.

    Out of the STW you can get more than 1,000 rounds out of a barrel. Loaded conservatively with mfg published data you can probably get dang near 1200-1500.
    __________________
    "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

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by WildRose View Post
    The 284 is to the STW what a tricycle is to a Ninja.
    Reply With Quote
      #7  
    Unread 03-19-2013, 12:21 PM
    Silver Member
     
    Join Date: Nov 2009
    Posts: 220
    Re: big 7 or big 30

    The rifle will be shot some but will mainly be a hunting rifle
    Reply With Quote
    Reply

    Bookmarks

    Thread Tools
    Display Modes



    All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:31 PM.


    Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
    All content ©2010-2015 Long Range Hunting, LLC