Re: caliber conundrum 7mm. v. 30cal.
After overthinking everything and then figuring out I didn't know as much as thought I have come to these conclusion. In 130-140 gr bullets stick to 6.5 and 277 cal., 150-180 are best for 7mm, 180-210 gr for 308 and everything from there (210+) 338. The other thing I have learned is for elk out to 600 +/- a 130-168 bullet "will work", for elk out to 800 +/- the 180-210 "will work" and anything farther the 225-300 gr should be the choice with the bigger 338 (edge, lap, ultramag) elk out to 1300. So buy using this logic you want elk out to 700 yards you want "at least" a 180-210 gr bullet which means a 30 cal bullet and obviously a 338 being more capable. These are just my conclusions that I have come to after spending way too much time thinking about caliber choices and these guidelines are really helping me make the decisions easier. So a 7 "will work" but you are pushing the boundries with it.
Last edited by pyroducksx3; 07-13-2011 at 04:27 PM.