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Old 11-25-2012, 04:53 PM
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Lr caliber, which would you choose?

My hunting partner is kicking around getting a new rifle, which was the easy decision making part, now it is down to caliber. He is looking at either the 7MM MAG or the 300RUM,and this will be in a remington sendero. Now, if it was up to you guy's which caliber would you pick and why?
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:55 PM
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Re: Lr caliber, which would you choose?

For me, the 7 is perfect. I don't need the extra whack of the RUM, and it will be a significant increase. Even the 300Win is an up from the 7. I shoot my Colt Light Rifle pretty good, but the Sendero in 300Win I shot, grouped well, (only 3 shots), but was not something I want to do much.
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:37 PM
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Re: Lr caliber, which would you choose?

The answer depends on what he wants to do with it. Deer at 500-600 yards is different than elk at 1200 yards. How well does he handle recoil? Does he reload? Distances? Intended use? Shooting experience? A few more details will garner better replies. Bruce
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:57 PM
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Re: Lr caliber, which would you choose?

another vote for the 7mmMag... it's a classic...
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Old 11-26-2012, 07:27 AM
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Re: Lr caliber, which would you choose?

Unless your friend has handled many higher recoiling rifles a 300 RUM might be a poor choice. I know several occasional shooters who are afraid of their 7 rem mags! IMO recoil is the biggest factor in this decision.
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:41 AM
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Re: Lr caliber, which would you choose?

I'm gonna go with the 7mag mostly because thats what i have, and loaded properly that caliber has a surprising amount of range. 300 ultra mag is a step up, you can launch a 230gr in the nieghbor hood of 2900-3000fps, that is a helluva reach. Most schooled lr shooters can't take full advantage of that, but i does call for a break, and has a shortened barrel life. my opinion is get the 7mag learn to really stretch it out, then he could step up to the big boys in the class of 300 ultra - 338 lapua, and hit the ground running
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:46 AM
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Re: Lr caliber, which would you choose?

Pretty hard to beat a Rem Sendero in 300 Win. Mag. with a 215 Berger Hybrid. I know it was not one of your choices but after owning many of these I say, Why not get the best of both worlds?

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