7 mag vs 7x64

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  1. Valhalla

    Valhalla Member

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    Greetings from Scandinavia, Denmark!
    - and thanks for an interesting and educating site.

    I´m thinking of buying a 7 mag or 7x64(preferably the last mentionned). Could anybody please enlighten me: what´s the practical difference between the two?(it´s mainly going to be used for deer and wild boar).

    Thanks and greetings from Flemming, Denmark
     
  2. scirroco

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    hi valhalla
    7x64 great round,good mag capacity,no belted cases
    vhitavouri manual has listed load for 160 g nos partition at 2900fps, not far behind the rem mag, ive been shooting mine for 3 years now truly excellent round i run a swift scirroco 150g at 2950 fps kills very efficiantly!
    scirroco
     

  3. Valhalla

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    Hi Scirrocco,
    and thanks for sharing your knowledge.
    When getting my 7x64 next week I´ll try the load you mentioned. Could you spare the time telling me what´s the recoil like in the 7x64(some years ago I used to shoot the "7 mag" having no problems with the recoil)?

    Again: thanks for your time and effort.

    Flemming
     
  4. scirroco

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    hi valhalla
    recoil can be sharpish ,though not quite as bad as a 7 mag.
    the load i use is ,,rws cases ,58 grains vit n160,fed 210m primers, i just seat my bullets level with the bottom of the case neck, my rifle is freebored which i think is standard with 7x64 my rifle is a sako very accurate.
    what rifle are you buying?
    i shoot a lot of fallow deer ,roe deer ,muntjac and use it for boar also would not change it .
    if i can help you any more pm me
    regards scirroco
     
  5. Valhalla

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    Greetings again, Scirocco!
    Once again: thank you.
    I´ll be changing only the barrel, since I own a Sauer 200(changing barrel is very easily done). My second caliber(barrel) is 30.06 - also a superb caliber, but a little too big for roe deer, which by the way is the typical deer I hunt.
    In a two week´s time I´m going to Sweden for the opening season to shoot roe buck(well at least I hope so!) with my new and before metioned caliber - 7x64.

    What, where and when will you be hunting?

    Kind regards
    Flemming
     
  6. scirroco

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    hi valhalla
    i control deer fulltime,fallow,roe muntjac,
    saur are very nice rifles,
    i wish you waidmannsheil for your upcoming roe buck hunt
    send me a private e mail so as not to tie this thread up
    scirroco
     
  7. Valhalla

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    Hi again, Scirroco,
    have been trying to email you personally, but somehow I can´t get your maillink to work. Don´t know why.
    Kind regards Valhalla
     
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    valhalla, whereabouts in sweden are you going to ?
     
  10. Valhalla

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    Hi Alg,
    nice hearing from a fellow neighbour. I´m going to a place in the southern part of Sweden, very next to Bolmsöen(Bolm Lake). I have had this contact for about 3 years, but have yet to shoot my buck. Hopefully this year will bring some luck. Where and what do you hunt?
    Kind regards
    Valhalla
     
  11. älg

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    well , I am not such a close neighbour.. just a couple thousand km south, but I visit Sverige almost every summer and try to make it during the roebuck opening and try to do some outings.. I am usually in the Stockholm area, hunting north of Stock. near Gävle.

    I´ll see if I can make it this month. Good luck with the bucks, just be patient and remember..move really slow when you prepare your rifle , preferably when the target is grazing head down...the bucks are really suspicious up there
     
  12. Valhalla

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    Hej Alg
    Thanks for the good advice, and good luck to you too!
    Kind regards Valhalla