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Old 04-06-2012, 07:13 PM
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Re: input wanted!!!

Not trying to change your mind, but a 7mm RM is not exactly a light recoiling round. Don't get me wrong it is not exactly punishing, I guess it depends on how recoil sensitive you are. Then again, you could always get a good Brake to tame it if you do not mind the extra noise and blast.

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Old 04-06-2012, 08:13 PM
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Re: input wanted!!!

I'm not real sensitive, just don't want 300 mag recoil. I'm definitely not opposed to a muzzle break either. If I'm gonna get a break anyways should I go ahead and get a 300 win mag?
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Old 04-06-2012, 08:28 PM
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For shots inside of 500 yards on most "Big Game" a 7mag will more than get it done. For that matter a well tuned 7mag can get it done out to 1k pretty good. I admit that a 300WM might do it with a bit more authority, but at 500-ish Bang-Flop is Bang-Flop either way you send it.

Have a good one,
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Old 04-06-2012, 08:37 PM
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Re: input wanted!!!

I feel like a 300 wm would just be overkill for the whitetails here in sc. And in my case I'm not sure if I'd benefit any with the 300 vs the 7mm mag
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Old 04-06-2012, 09:02 PM
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If you can use Berger Hunting VLD's then the good old 25-06 with the 115gr will straight up Hammer a white tail out to 600 yards. When I say Hammer I mean more than plenty of FPS and Ft.Lbs retained.

at 550 yards with a 25-06 shooting a Berger 115gr Hunting VLD at 3000fps you would be carrying about 2014 fps., and 1036 ft.lbs. energy.... which is MORE than plenty for a white tail. That is at about 800 ASL too by the way... so close to "worst" case scenario.

At 650 yards you would be at 1858 fps, and 881 ft.lbs energy. Which by most folks reckoning is still plenty for a white tail. The added benefit of the 25-06 would be downright mild recoil.

Not trying to talk you out of the 7mag but just pointing out for your stated purposes there are some mild recoiling alternatives. 6.5-284 shooting a 140gr bullet would also way more than get it done with pretty acceptable recoil levels.

Good Hunting sir,
Gary
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Old 04-07-2012, 02:11 AM
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Re: input wanted!!!

The 257 has two advantages, flatter trajectory, and less recoil. The flatter trajectory can be an advantage if you have to shoot in the first few hundred yards at unknown ranges. Less recoil is always nice.

The 7's have a lot of advantages. Superb all around caliber, moderate recoil, great long range ballistics, MUCH LESS WIND DRIFT, 500 yards more maximum effective range, double the barrel life of the 257weatherby.....

The win mag is gonna offer more energy on target, better barrel life, and a bit more maximum effective range.

Of the three, I'd choose the 7 by a big margin. I've had great luck with the Senderos. I'd brake it. I just finished installing a brake on one.
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Old 04-09-2012, 11:42 AM
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Re: input wanted!!!

Thanks for the input guys. I'm just gonna get the sendero in 7mm rem mag. Figure that's a pretty safe bet. Ill probably get a muzzle brake just so I'll shoot better. Will I still need to pillar bed the stock since its a HS Precision? That along with a jewell trigger and zeiss scope and hopefully I'll be set until I can afford a true custom rifle.
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