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Old 03-19-2013, 04:27 AM
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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.
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Old 03-19-2013, 07:01 AM
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.


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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.
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Re: big 7 or big 30

The rifle will be shot some but will mainly be a hunting rifle
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