Re: 7mm rem mag VS .308 win
How much do you plan on shooting? Do you reload? Are you wanting to hunt or just shoot out to 600? How well do you handle recoil? What variety of Rem 700 (ADL, BDL, CDL, Classic, Stainless, Blued, Matte)?
I'm guessing by your post that you don't reload. That would give the edge to the 308.
Generally it's cheaper to shoot a 308.
The 7 mag has a performance edge that may or may not be an issue to you. Hunting at 600yrds it would be to me. Just shooting paper it wouldn't.
With the heavy barrel 308, the recoil will be light. A similar 7 mag will recoil a touch more. A lighter 7 mag may recoil significantly more. Is this an issue? Only you can say.
Value comparison? I would say your Remington is going to be worth more. Basically consider them both new and compare the prices. The Rem will hold a little better resale but are you buying for resale or to use it?
Me? Well I'd like to have a 308, but I just keep on shooting my old Rem 7 mag. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]