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Unread 05-20-2004, 12:36 PM
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Re: 7mm mag vs. 300 win mag

Bill, I've heard that said before. Can you please tell me which bullets in .308 are not available in .284?
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Unread 05-20-2004, 01:54 PM
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Re: 7mm mag vs. 300 win mag

For hunting I like barnes TSX and XLC bullets.

7mm - 140gr. or 160gr.
30cal - 130, 150, 165, 168, 180, 180

7mm - 140 or 160
30cal - 150 168 180 200

I like the 7wsm over the 7rem mag. I like the 300win mag over wsm.

7 and 30 both have high BC bullets but you have to use an ultra mag for the 240 smk.

From what you've said I would go with the 7wsm.
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Unread 05-20-2004, 01:56 PM
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Re: 7mm mag vs. 300 win mag

I tend to lean toward the 7mm RM. I have owned a Sendero in this caliber since they became available to the public. It has performed flawlessly and is superbly accurate out to at least 500yds.
I bought and sold a .300 WM Sendero since buying my 7mm. For what I was asking the rifle(s) to do I couldn't see where the .300 was any better. It bellowed more, it kicked more and did not kill deer any better. I developed a terrible flinch from shooting the thing and traded it for a 70's era 700 BDL Varmint Special in .243 Win (which I since traded for a .25-06 Sendero!).
Both are "easy" to load for. Both have a wide selection of bullets and powders to choose from. My 7mm was easier to find accurate loads for but that may have been the rifles and not the calibers. The .300 does digest a tad more powder than the 7mm.
I currently have a Vari-X III 4.5x14x40 on my 7 that I sent back to Leupold to have a elevation target turret installed on. It works great for whitetails or targets. The .300 is a good round, but I'll take a 7 Mag any day. IMHO. Johnny K.
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Unread 05-20-2004, 02:32 PM
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Re: 7mm mag vs. 300 win mag

tc, in questions like this it ultimately boils down to personal preferance. When a person asks a question such this (in my experience anyway) your answers will be opinion. If it were me I would go with the .300, but again thats is me. Take the one which makes you happier.
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Unread 05-20-2004, 11:29 PM
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7mm mag vs. 300 win mag

I'm having trouble deciding between the two, which one has more optoins for reloading, will use for white-tails (300yd max), caribou, elk, and would like to load down for ground hogs (400yd max)
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Unread 05-20-2004, 11:32 PM
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Re: 7mm mag vs. 300 win mag

Bullet selection for the 30 is better.....
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Unread 05-21-2004, 12:29 AM
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Re: 7mm mag vs. 300 win mag

If I had to chose one rifle to do all my hunting, elk to groundhogs, it would be a 7 mag. I've had two, and maybe I was lucky, but they both consistently shot under .5 moa. I had a brake on one, and with that rifle was able to comfortably shoot 50 rounds a day at prairie dogs, using 168 SMK's. The .300 mag I shoot is a bit bigger than the Win mag, so I can't make a fair comparison based on that, but I will say that even with a brake it pounds me just enough more than the 7 mag did, that it is not pleasant to shoot 20 rounds from a bipod with it. My $.02, and it is based solely on opinion.
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