Originally Posted by kc
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?
Good questions. I've asked myself the same thing. I recently purchased a Savage 112 BVSS in 7MAG to be my long range deer rifle. Heck of a fine cartridge. Very accurate, relatively flat shooting, decent barrel life, tremendous high BC bullet selection, easy to find brass, relatively easy to load for once one understands how to size the brass. Lots of thump for taking down deer to a grand, elk to half that, and I can shoot it just fine with out a muzzle brake.
Lot to like about that cartridge. So I have to agree, I think the 7MAG is a better tactical cartridge than the .300MAG or .308.