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Deciding tween 30-06 and 7mm Rem mag!

 
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Old 03-26-2014, 07:42 PM
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Re: Deciding tween 30-06 and 7mm Rem mag!

Both calibers will be adequate at 500 yds. However, the 7mm will do it with less wind drift and bullet drop. Which to me means you have better odds of hitting where you want. Bullet trajectory probably not really an issue(with quality RF) but wind drift certainly is. And if you like most people on this forum, 500 is just the beginning. After you see how well you do at that distance, you will want to shoot further. Then further. Then further. Then, the 7mm with be superior to the 30-06. Get a 7mm RUM and shoot 180 bergers. Myself and 7 of my buddies shooting senderos with 180s. Awesome ballistics and killing performance on whitetail, mulies and elk. Just my two cents. Jamie
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Old 03-26-2014, 07:47 PM
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Re: Deciding tween 30-06 and 7mm Rem mag!

Almost forgot, I too am a avid bowhunter. Bowhunted Iowa and New Mexico last year(successfully). Longrange hunting is another addiction in its own. I enjoy both tremendously.
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Old 03-27-2014, 12:03 AM
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Re: Deciding tween 30-06 and 7mm Rem mag!

7mm 100%
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Old 03-27-2014, 03:40 AM
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Re: Deciding tween 30-06 and 7mm Rem mag!

Thank you fellas! This site is a wealth of knowledge and I am pretty green when it comes to ballisticsand such. I just want the pull the trigger and the animal dies quickly! Just for a FYI I use to use 777 pellets with a 250gr Hornady SST bullet in my muzzy. I have shot lots of deer but I have never been satisfied with its performance. I would hardly get any mushroomed bullets. Deer would go 100 yards or more sometimes with marginal blood trials. Of course at times I would get deer drops or massive blood trials but so far using the Barnes Spit fire EZ bullet, no only has my accuracy improved some but bullet performance has been OUTSTANDING!!! From 52 yards out to 211 yards on a 326lb mule deer, devasting results and near 100% weight retention! I really hope the Barnes bullets group well for me otherwise I plan on trying the Accubonds, sorrcios ect...
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Old 03-27-2014, 03:13 PM
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Re: Deciding tween 30-06 and 7mm Rem mag!

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Thank you fellas! This site is a wealth of knowledge and I am pretty green when it comes to ballisticsand such. I just want the pull the trigger and the animal dies quickly! Just for a FYI I use to use 777 pellets with a 250gr Hornady SST bullet in my muzzy. I have shot lots of deer but I have never been satisfied with its performance. I would hardly get any mushroomed bullets. Deer would go 100 yards or more sometimes with marginal blood trials. Of course at times I would get deer drops or massive blood trials but so far using the Barnes Spit fire EZ bullet, no only has my accuracy improved some but bullet performance has been OUTSTANDING!!! From 52 yards out to 211 yards on a 326lb mule deer, devasting results and near 100% weight retention! I really hope the Barnes bullets group well for me otherwise I plan on trying the Accubonds, sorrcios ect...
I tried the Scirroco bullet in 150g probably 12-13 years ago. I had been shooting RL 22 and loaded for that bullet in several different 7mm and experimented a .5 of grain at a time between 66 and 69 grains through 26" barrel and 24" barrels. At 67 grains, I was averaging 3100-3150 fps out of 26" barrel from three browning A bolts and almost 3000 in a Rem 700 24" barrel. One of the guns likes 68 grains (which is over the posted maximum) and shoots 3280, which is really fast and it's accurate for a factory gun, averaging 3/4 " groups.

I hope this gives you some knowledge on where to start at if you get the 7mm. It has proven to be an accurate and devastating combination on mule deer and elk out to 500. I haven't had an opportunity to shoot it further than that on any big game yet.

I have since picked up a .300wm in a stainless A Bolt 2 and have been hunting with it for the past few years.
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Old 03-27-2014, 03:28 PM
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Re: Deciding tween 30-06 and 7mm Rem mag!

Thanks for the reply. I am about 99% positive I am going to go with the 7mm rem mag. I have been looking at 26" encore barrels so will see how it performs with some hand loads!.
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Old 03-27-2014, 03:36 PM
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Re: Deciding tween 30-06 and 7mm Rem mag!

Just a quick question. 26" or 28" barrel for the encore? My current Pro hunter muzzy is a 28" barrel and I dont mind carrying and hunting with that at all so I would imagine haveing the 28" barrel wouldn't bother me at all. Just curious if anyone really has had any accuracy issues with it compared to the shorter 26" or 24" barrels? Thanks
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