Re: More confused than ever
No offense to the 338 guys, but a big 7mm (7mm RUM) pushing a 180 VLD (BC .659) @ 3300 fps will out run a big 338 pushing a 300 SMK (BC.76) @ 2900 fps. The 7mm will do better in windage, TOF and drop out to 1400-1500 yds. Not saying it is a better killer, but for killing deer and such, it's plenty good to where it goes below 1800 fps which is well past 1K @ sea level.
If the quarry was elk, I would say go for the big 338, but if it's just deer and general shooting the big 7 MM for dedicated LR is the best choice IMHO. The 7mm RUM will out shoot the EDGE at long range (1400-1500)
Last edited by MontanaRifleman; 01-23-2010 at 01:44 PM.