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300 win mag or 7mm stw For long range shooting ?

 
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Old 04-09-2007, 01:36 PM
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300 win mag or 7mm stw For long range shooting ?

We had an Temps around 15 at night an 45 in the day on Easter sunday in north west arkansas .

I need a little Help here.


I am looking to buy an Remongton Sendero in 300 win mag or 7 mm stw in Sendero .

For shooting long range up 1000 yards .

If you shoot an 300 win mag or an 7 mm stw Long range Can you tell me How your rifle shoots What is your set up Scope, barrel size , Kind of stock .

Wkat size of bullets .

Do you use H 1000 or some other powder.
an what ever else you can thought in .

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Old 04-09-2007, 02:14 PM
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Re: 300 win mag or 7mm stw For long range shooting ?

That my friend is a tough one.

I am going to want to build either of the 2 cartridges when the time comes. For out to 1K up to the size of elk, either will work fine.

I think ballistically, the 7mm might drop less, and drift less. However, the 300 "might" hit harder.

Its really a tough choice, in the STW I would shoot nothing but the 180g VLD at around 3000fps. With almost a .7 BC, that would make for one the best Long range deer rifles I could ever think of. Still have more then enough ummphhh to take elk and bears to.

In the 300 WM, I would shoot either the 190-210g VLD bullets. They might start out slower and with a little lower BC, but the little added bullet weight makes me a little happier on elk and bears.

To me, either are a great round, perfect for 1K shooting. I would be hard pressed to say ones better then the other.
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Old 04-09-2007, 03:15 PM
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Re: 300 win mag or 7mm stw For long range shooting ?

I would go with the 7 but truly it is a personal decision that you need to make and be content with.
Either will do the job, so you could say the answer to your question is, "Yes!"

My LR rig is an XP-100 specialty handgun chambered in 7mm Dakota (pretty much a twin to the STW). 1-7 twist, 200 grain wildcat bullet, Holland brake, Leupy Mark 4 8.5-25 M1 with ART reticle.
If I can do it with a XP, a rifle properly put together can exceed it.
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Old 04-09-2007, 08:17 PM
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Re: 300 win mag or 7mm stw For long range shooting ?

I think you would be happy with either one. I have both. I had the 300wm first and then thought the 7STW would be better but I have found that the quality of the brass has me shooting the 300wm more. I will eventually have the 7STW rechambered to 7mm-300wm.
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Old 04-09-2007, 09:56 PM
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Re: 300 win mag or 7mm stw For long range shooting ?

Im not as expierenced as others here but I have dealt with these two cartridges alot and found that they are both good cartridges. I never used my 300win past 450ish area. I took it out on to many squirle hunts before I started to get into longer ranges than 500. By then I had shot the barrel to much to keep my accuracy need for long range. 1000+. I am using an stw in a sendero and it holds real close to moa out to 1500 with an 162gr. amax. I am not expirenced with this to shoot animals that far yet but I am getting close. well to past 500yrds anyways. For deer I would like both. I would also try the suggested 180gr. berger as I would if I had the time.
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Re: 300 win mag or 7mm stw For long range shooting ?

the 7mm is a much more efficient caliber you can get a much higher BC. my brother shoots a STW and loves it. Retumbo is a much better powder than H1000 retumbo is less thermally sensitive.


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Old 02-22-2011, 03:16 AM
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Re: 300 win mag or 7mm stw For long range shooting ?

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I never used my 300win past 450ish area. I took it out on to many squirle hunts before I ...

A 300 Win Mag to go squirrel hunting?!!! LOL

You like to 'vaporize' them?
I'd hate to see what you hunt deer with. Probably a Tomahawk Cruise Missile.
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