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

 
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Old 06-06-2012, 09:23 PM
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Re: Remington vs Custom/7mm vs. 300/What would you do?

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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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Yep, they are close. They have the same disparity in case capacity as the 300 win and the 300 wby. Not really enough to justify custom dies unless you want a standard length action in my opinion. But it is getting dang tough for some people to get 7stw brass, so the 7/300 will be a decent option for them. I've thought about the 7/300, but I have a 7mag, a 7stw, a 300 win, and a 300 U, so I really don't want another in the same range. And I don't have a donor ruger or browning action for a build.
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Old 06-06-2012, 11:39 PM
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Re: Remington vs Custom/7mm vs. 300/What would you do?

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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.
As I wrote earlier, either caliber I will put a brake on it. I have one on my 7mm and like the way it works. I like the fact that with the 300wm I can go from a lets say 155gr to 230gr. If it wasn't for those 200gr plus bullets for the 300wm, i would probably go with the 7mm, but like he said above, the 230's take the 300wm to another level....
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Old 06-07-2012, 05:42 AM
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Re: Remington vs Custom/7mm vs. 300/What would you do?

I have two .300 Win Mags and will be converting one of them to 7MM STW and will be joining the STW brotherhood .

I already have the barrel, brass, and dies for it and will taking advantage of the upcoming 195gr (I think ???) VLDs from Berger.
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Old 06-07-2012, 07:30 AM
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Re: Remington vs Custom/7mm vs. 300/What would you do?

7/300 win mag, all you need is 300 win mag brass( avalialbie everywhere ) 7mm necking did an you are home free! Choices, Choices!! Isnt America great!!!!!!
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Old 06-07-2012, 07:33 AM
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Thats 7mm necking die.( instead of did) lol!!!!
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Old 12-20-2012, 06:25 PM
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Re: Remington vs Custom/7mm vs. 300/What would you do?

I am going to try to jumpstart this thread since I have had some time to shoot my winmag. I have a basic rem 700 300 win mag without a break. I have no problem with the recoil. I just finished my first rifle hunt and took a Coues Whitetail at 810yards with 20-30mph gusts. This made me want a 300 RUM a little more since it would buck the wind a little better. I have been wanting to take it to Phoenix Custom Rifles here in AZ and have them make my 300winmag a custom. But I am tempted to turn it into a 300 RUM with a break. I want it for my only rifle and I want to hunt elk, and if it happens to be long distance, I want it to be capable to reach out there. What's your thought of a 300 RUM shooting the 215s or 230s vs the 300winmag shooting the 215s and 230s? I will be reloading and I know it is more expensive to reload for the RUM and the barrel life may be less but the extra velocity may help it buck the wind even more. Or should I just stick with the 300 winmag? Thanks for your time.
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Old 12-21-2012, 11:51 AM
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Re: Remington vs Custom/7mm vs. 300/What would you do?

I just read this entire thread and could not figure out why you wanted to change either rifle except to maybe clone the look of other people's rigs. I kept asking myself, "why doesn't he find out how the winmag shoots and be done with it?" If you can load 210's in the winmag you have more than you need. Remember, the ultra high bc 7mm will deliver more energy than even the 30-378 past 600-800yds. If you used the winmag on the coes at 810 then keep shooting that gun! Spend your money on practice and more hunts. You certainly don't "need" different equipment.
Just to clarify. I shoot a 300 weatherby long range and I'm always looking for something better and trying to think of reasons why another gun or different caliber makes more sense; but, the fact is that they all work very very well if we do our part. Learning better wind calls will always put you closer to your target than a different cartridge. Nothing walks around long with holes in both lungs! Even little holes!
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