Originally Posted by yobuck
dont worry about the 1500 yd. thing bub. all sounds good, but aint many, if any, 7mms can cut that mustard for hunting. a big 30 or a big 338, is the only thing that makes any sence for that. if you havent done it, hold on the opinions untill you have. the hell with the programs.
Well your's is a tough post to understand. Is your response to me (phorwath) or are you responding to "James Jones"? I'm confident in my opinion on the 7mm WSM or Rem Mag out to 800 yds for deer. Been there, done that, currently doing it farther than that on caribou. My question was to James Jones who stated that the 7mm WSM has more than enough energy to kill deer out to 1500 yds. From my perspecitve, there may be enough energy at 1500 yds if you brain the deer, but if the bullet doesn't open up with a body shot at 1500 yds, what good does the energy do if it's spent on the ground or brush after the bullet punches through the deer's body? So I was hoping to hear back from James on his rationale.
Have you heard of the 7mm Allen Magnum? I'm sure it's a potent deer killer out to 1500 yds. But the original poster wasn't interested in shooting 1500 yds. He was looking for a cartridge for use out to 800 yds. And specifically looking at the better of either the 7mm WSM or the 300 WSM. Which is why I recommended either the 7mm WSM or the 7mm Rem Mag, as either will do the job out to a good 900 - 1000 yds.
Maybe James Jones meant those bambi sized deer you shoot in Florida, eh yobuck? We'll have to condition all of your comments on the basis of marsh rat sized deer? That about right? Any more opinions to share... Bub?