Re: Need Some Input on 7mm recoil comp to 300 RUM
My answer could be considered prejudice, but not as you might think. I once had a 300 rum. It slayed everything I pointed it at. I shot it quite a bit when I first got it, and the recoil didn't bother me. Well, father time marches on, and I grew tired of it due to the recoil, and went back to my roots, which has always been the 7 mm family. Namely, 7mag, obviously, 7 STW etc. I feel like I can do the same with a liitle finesse, and a lot less recoil to boot. I even owned a 7 RUM for a while. I really wasn't impressed. My STW's shoot circles around the RUM, with nearly the same velocity, and again , less recoil.
I absolutely love a 7mag. I have several, that shoot amazing, and I enjoy shooting them. I have an incredible 700 p in seven mag, that thinks it's a varmint rifle with 168 grain bullet.
But my pride and joys are my 7STW's. I have been shooting them since they became legitimate in 1996. And to this day, they still give me goose bumps. I built one in the spring, that is insanely accurate. I also just bought a Winchester Sharpshooter, that is a standard weight rifle. The recoil is very tolerable as compared to the 300 rum, in any weight comparison.
Either one of the mentioned will definitely be less in the recoil area, but NOT in performance. The 7 stw is one badass cartridge, that is manageable in recoil. But the 7 mag is no slotch in performance, and has even less recoil.
So of the two, the question is how much power do you want? Either one is not a bad answer.
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