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Unread 02-14-2008, 01:05 AM
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Picking a new rifle

Hello Everyone,

I am planning on putting together a rig to shoot deer and possibly elk out to about 700 yards.I want something that will be light enough to carry for long periods though.I am leaning towards a Rem. 700 CDL in 7mm Rem. and getting it chambered to the 7 STW.For glass I am thinking probably the Leupold 4.5-14x50LR.Do you guys think this will be a good place to start?Any info would be appreciated.
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    Unread 02-14-2008, 09:34 AM
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    if you want to go to the stw thats fine just remember its more expensive to shoot and will go throught a barrel much faster than the remington mag. when i started i bought a remington sendero in 7mm RM. after i blow the barrel out i went with a custon 7mm wsm. my point is. dont think you need a STW when the RM is a great round. the scope is a great starter. i have 2 of them they track good. good luck
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    Factory Ammo is not cheap for the 7MM STW. If you re-load it makes a great round. Since I purchased mine last year, it has become my favarite rifle. One shot kills on numerous pigs, 3 deer and 1 Axis.

    The 7Rem Mag has been around for a long time and has lots of places for factory ammo. But it's not an STW.

    I named my STW "Watch This," because it still amazes me at what I can do with it. But that can be said with most guns you have confidence in.

    Either choice will do what you want. It's all about personnel choice now.
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    The straight 7mmRM is a great round, but as a pure elk rifle I'd move toward a caliber that has a good selection of heavier bullets. The 300Rum comes to mind for a great 700yd elk rifle. Rem 700 and Leupy will work fine.

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    Unread 02-14-2008, 02:44 PM
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    welcome bohe,
    your choice of the 7stw is excellent,every thing you stated will work great hands down. premium 150 -160 grain bullets are a must ,the stw is more efficient then the ultra mags. the 7mm is a great preformer just as the 30 cal are, good luck and keep us posted, regards
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