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Unread 12-12-2007, 11:11 PM
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nice so u tink a 7 mag is not so good at 600 yrds even whit the heavy hi bc bullets like 160 accubond or 162 a-max ? i hunt mainly white tail but never did at that distance just need a good combination and begin my practice to be sure what i`m doing, i allso hunt foxes, raccons and similar sized anymals inside 300 yrs.
an other question is whish of this 2 rem and weatherby have beter extractor ?
i see many people in other forums instaling sako extractor on remington rifles.
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Unread 12-13-2007, 03:22 PM
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The 7mm WSM is more than enough for 600 yards.....granted a good shot will make sure the animal dies but having a 50 BMG won't help kill anything if you shoot it in the ass bone..... Lots of people use the 7mm RM and WSM out beyond 1000 yards with no accuracy/ death issues. Bullet construction plays more of a role at those ranges though, Accubonds, Barnes and the quality repeatable expansion type bullets.

If you go with a picatanny type rail and set your ring height appropriatly you should be fine with any type of rifle but an Enfield....
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Unread 12-13-2007, 03:28 PM
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7WSM or 7RM are plenty to 600yds for deer. As long as its accurate, its plenty. A 160gr Accubond leaving at 3000fps still has nearly 1700fpe at 600yds (at 5000ft elevation). Thats enough for a lot bigger animal than a whitetail when hit correctly.

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Unread 12-13-2007, 11:07 PM
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ok guys now who can tell me whish one have better extractor rem or wheaterby i really like the accumark ok remington too but i dont want pure accuracy i need reliability and super strong bases or rail and rings most rifles seems to come whit tiny screws, ruger comes whit a good set of rings but regular accuracy .
i allso want a decent triger
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Unread 12-13-2007, 11:12 PM
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ooo someting else where i hunt elevation is 50-1000 ft and a lot of humidity
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Unread 12-14-2007, 03:15 PM
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a 7 mmrm or a wsm would be a good choice for this yardage and farther if high bc/heavy for caliber bullets are used.7mm rem mag is one of the top 10 selling calibers.but as with most who get into this stuff,you will want to shoot farther.when i bought a rifle i looked at 7mmrm and 300wm.i chose the 300wm.why?can shoot heavier bullets for more downrange far as i know the major non custom bullet makers make a 175 grain bullet for 7 mag.the 300wm can shoot 180,200,220 grain bullets that are easy to brother,dad and i allhave 300wmlong range rifles and shoot smk's and amax.but if your goal is 600 yards.7mmrm or wsm---good choice.jason
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Unread 12-14-2007, 06:12 PM
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thx guys very nice respond from u the fact is that i saw some bullets in 7mm whit higer bc than 30 bullets like bergers and some others plus 7mm recoil less i can take more recoil but less recoil allways help placing shoots accurately other caliber of choice is one of the big 30 like the 300 wheaterby or rum but maybe that can be other rifle proyect.
keep posting any advice is welcome, o someting else about the 300 win mag when you reload long bullets like 220 grains smk dont u have to seat them too deep ?
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