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Remington vs Custom/7mm vs. 300/What would you do?

 
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Old 06-06-2012, 11:09 AM
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Re: Remington vs Custom/7mm vs. 300/What would you do?

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Nice looking rifle! From what I have been told, (now that I know what it is) the 5r and the 700 pss are assembled with more attention to parts an detail from Remington!
I've heard about special assembly too, just not from official sources.
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Old 06-06-2012, 05:08 PM
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Re: Remington vs Custom/7mm vs. 300/What would you do?

Thanks for all if the info guys! Looks like I will go with the 300winmag since it provides more energy at long distance than the 7mm. Especially if I am hunting elk. I like the way the the 7mm stacked up with the 300 with the 168 and 180 bergers but what sold me was the fact the 300 can use the 210 or 230 bergers. And with the 230s it had more energy further out.

Now I need to find a 300winmag 5r for sale! If not then maybe the sendero or custom!
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Old 06-06-2012, 06:34 PM
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Re: Remington vs Custom/7mm vs. 300/What would you do?

Like I said, to each his own as far as caliber choice. 210&230 gr bullet, sure is a lot of recoil! Whew!!! I don't wish to start anything, but 7mm mag,180berger will shoot just as flat an have just as much down range energy(if it's loaded right) as a 300 win! An I'm not saying anything bad about a 300 win!!(great round)just the 7mag has less recoil!!! Just puttin in my two cents!!
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Old 06-06-2012, 06:57 PM
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Re: Remington vs Custom/7mm vs. 300/What would you do?

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Like I said, to each his own as far as caliber choice. 210&230 gr bullet, sure is a lot of recoil! Whew!!! I don't wish to start anything, but 7mm mag,180berger will shoot just as flat an have just as much down range energy(if it's loaded right) as a 300 win! An I'm not saying anything bad about a 300 win!!(great round)just the 7mag has less recoil!!! Just puttin in my two cents!!
It really is to each his own, and I have both in exactly the configurations you're comparing. The 230's take the 300 WM to another level. Delivering an energy level that even the 7 RM can't touch with 180's fired 200 fps faster. You bring up a good point about recoil. The 300 WM with a stout 230 load comes back hard. A good muzzle brake is recommended.

For me, the recoil is managed by either a muzzle brake or suppressor. So really it's a non-issue. I respect individual opinions against muzzle brakes, but I prefer to have them, especially when they double as a suppressor adapter. I have one on my 7 RM for the 180s too.
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Old 06-06-2012, 07:17 PM
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Thanks for all if the info guys! Looks like I will go with the 300winmag since it provides more energy at long distance than the 7mm. Especially if I am hunting elk. I like the way the the 7mm stacked up with the 300 with the 168 and 180 bergers but what sold me was the fact the 300 can use the 210 or 230 bergers. And with the 230s it had more energy further out.

Now I need to find a 300winmag 5r for sale! If not then maybe the sendero or custom!
Check around. They're out there. I found mine on Gunbroker in like new condition. It came with a muzzle brake that I replaced with my suppressor adapter. So really, the price of the gun saved me a couple hundred off of new price, and having the muzzle threaded on the 26" bbl was an added bonus. I'm always extremely cautious about buying guns over the internet, but this purchase turned out great.

I was able to get into mine cerakoted, suppressor adapter, trigger, and bedded for less than new price. I was able to install and adjust the trigger and bed the stock myself to save on gunsmithing costs.
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Old 06-06-2012, 07:20 PM
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Re: Remington vs Custom/7mm vs. 300/What would you do?

Keep em both and set em up as a light bullet/heavy bullet combo. A 140 in the 7mm will take you out to 4 to 500 yards with a lazer flat trajectory, and the 300 with a 180 grain or heavier witrh a high bc will cover farther out. The stock on the 300 may need some attention though; if it shoots, leave it, but if not either pillar bed and float it, or pitch it for a HS or one of the other alluminum bedding block layups.
If you want to get froggy, re-barrel the 300 for 7mmstw and you will get the best of both. If you do that, you could sell the 7mm and the lesser of the scopes and be out less than 500 for the barrel and stock.
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Old 06-06-2012, 07:37 PM
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Re: Remington vs Custom/7mm vs. 300/What would you do?

Berntc an Lefty both have very good points! Bottom line is each his own! As far as the Froggy part( I'm gettin one built now) 7/300 win mag! 300 win necked to 7mm! It an a STW run. Neck an neck! Again, it's all about choice!

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