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Why not the 7MM MAG?

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Unread 08-10-2010, 03:21 PM
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Why not the 7MM MAG?

Every time I see TACTICAL RIFLES, they are in .308 or .300MAG and .338 Lapoua.
I have a 7MAG I got from a friend back in 1982 its got a heavy Barrel and sets in a HS Precision
Bench rest stock with a Burris Scope..My plans are to replace the Barrel back to the 7MAG.
I just love what it did when the Barrel was new it needs to be changed(shot well over 5000 rounds)why do they not recognise this calibre? anything at 500 yards is dead(Deer) even woodchucks. I like this better than the .308?
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Unread 08-10-2010, 03:28 PM
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Re: Why not the 7MM MAG?

The 7mm is a great round .... no doubt. To me , the difference between the 7mm and the 300 comes in with the energy at 1000 yards. That and I have not seen the 7mm take over at the matches yet.

7mm or 308.......hard to choose for sure.

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Unread 08-10-2010, 04:34 PM
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Re: Why not the 7MM MAG?

The 7mm mag is a outstanding round I have a couple friends that shoot them in 1000 yard bench rest competition and do well with them.
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Unread 08-10-2010, 04:56 PM
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Re: Why not the 7MM MAG?

I agree! I love my 7mm mag, excellent ballistics in a mild package. Perfect long range deer round.


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Unread 08-10-2010, 05:04 PM
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Re: Why not the 7MM MAG?

7mm is a great caliber. I have a 280Rem that shoots 168grain VLDs at 2850fps and it is awesome! That's enough power to take deer at 1k.

My 280 - Updated!

If you are going to rebarrel your rifle go with the 7mm Ultra Mag. That way you have even more case capacity. So you can load it down to 7Rem Mag velocities or crank it up.

With the 7Ultra you would probably be able to send 180grain VLDs at 3200+....AWESOME!
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Unread 08-10-2010, 10:46 PM
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Re: Why not the 7MM MAG?

When I competed in NRA High power matches I used a 7mm rem mag for the 1000 yard
course and did very well (Even won a few state matches in my class). I used H 4831 and
the 168grain Sierra match king.

With better ballistics than the heaver and slower 30 cals it was very competitive even in bad

There are probably better calibers now due to bigger cases and better bullets but there is
nothing wrong with the 7mm rem mag and it is a proven performer at long range.

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Unread 08-11-2010, 09:00 AM
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Re: Why not the 7MM MAG?

I just purchased a 7MM Rem Mag in a Rem 700 Sendero II as it will fit into my group of guns I own now very well. Couple reasons for the purchase was I didn't have a gun in 7MM or even close. Have the .25-06AI, .308 Win, .300 RUM and I also just purchased a .300 WM in a 700 Sendero with a worn out barrel to be used as a .338 Edge but I really wanted something that could handle a heavy 7MM bullet and since Remington is dropping the Sendero I also seen that as a bell ringer to get er done. Now all I need to do is get time to work up a load for it. The recoil should be a bit more comfortable than my .300 RUM and barrel life should be good with it.
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