Which 7mm Rem Mag?

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Konrad, Nov 17, 2013.

  1. Konrad

    Konrad Well-Known Member

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    I am shopping for a new bolt action chambered in 7mm Remington Magnum.
    I want this one for long distance shooting (i.e. 500 yards with hunting bullets) with an eye toward elk and plains game.
    My question is: What rifle should I be considering with a particular interest being paid to the highest probable accuracy potential with bullets in the 160 grain plus range ( The new Nosler 168 grain AccuBond Long Range is appealing) and the lowest cost of purchase?

    Of course, I will be crafting my own ammunition for this platform.
    What does everyone think about the Savage Long Range Hunter 11/111?
    It wears a 26 inch barrel and has both the Accu Stock and Accu Trigger.

    A 14 power glass will ride atop whatever winds up in the safe.

    Thank in advance for your input!
    Konrad
     
  2. farout

    farout Well-Known Member

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    I have a few Savages and they all shoot great. I am putting a new barrel on a Savage model 12 in 300 WSM today. And I am doing it in my garage. They are know to be easy for the do it yourself type of gunsmithing and with good results.

    The Savage Long Range Hunter 11/111 has some fans on here also. A few folks shoot it in 6.5x284 with great success. So for bang for the buck and with a good chance of having a good shooter right out of the box, you could probably not go wrong with this gun.

    Only concern I would have would be with bullet weights you mention. The gun only has a 9.5 twist. That would be fine for 168 Bergers and such, but I am not sure how well it would stabilize the heavier 180 Berger. It would probably also do very well with the 168 long range Accubond you mention.
     

  3. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    My vote is for a Remington Sendero SFII in 7mmRM. Excellent gun and excellent caliber.
     
  4. badaboom

    badaboom Well-Known Member

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    I think there are few factory 7MMRM with the 1x9 or faster twist for the heavier bullets made as MFG rifles. My Weatherby Vanguard 7MMRM is a 9 1/4 twist and did fire 175 Nosler partitions well.

    Its all about budget..good consistent long range shooting rifles need some work typically, trigger and range time to get confident and consistent down range, whatever you purchase and work on.

    Such things as action bedding, rifle fit to person, trigger adjustment or replacement, upgrades and such are a few possibilities. Get it all done prior to loading because some of this work my cause you to make loads differently...and can effect point of impact down range.

    Other things to consider are what the rifles ultimate use is for. this can guide you to weight of rifle you desire and many other choices to be aware of.

    Here is a pretty good example for a starter a bit heavy on $$
    *** WTS *** Remington 700 LSS - 24hourcampfire

    Good luck selecting plenty out and about to select from
     
  5. gitira6

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    I agree
     
  6. sbhooper

    sbhooper Banned

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    I have to go with the Savage. I have had two Savages and both were great. The one that I still have, has a Criterion barrel on it now and is a great shooter. I also have a Remington SPS and it is a good gun. I just am not real pleased with Remington quality anymore. It sure doesn't feel like they used to. They are both sub-minute shooters on the days that I do my part.

    There are other great guns out there, too, so don't limit yourself on your selection.
     
  7. Creedmoor shooter

    Creedmoor shooter Well-Known Member

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    Id go with either Browning X-bolt or Savage. I personally go with the Browning x-bolt. I absolutely LOVE that rifle! Reloaded for a Browning x-bolt in the 7mmRM and the first load i put together for it with 150 Nosler partitions it shot 1/2 MOA. Not bad for the first try...... I probably could have tightened that group up a little but i figured i didnt need to for hunting. Ive heard alot of people say how much they love this rifle. Its light weight and it doesn't kick at all.
     
  8. roninflag

    roninflag Well-Known Member

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    me too
     
  9. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    Also, don't underestimate the Browning A-Bolt II 7RM with the BOSS on it. I've had 2, and still have 1 of them, they are shooters right out of the box! If you can find a new one, snatch it up...You won't regret it.

    Also, the BOSS makes it kick like a .243...You feel virtually nothing.
     
  10. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

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    If it's about the budget then the nod has to go to the savage.

    If it's about getting the most you can get for the money I'd go for the Sendero; IF and it's a big if you are stuck on buying new.

    I happen to know where there's a damned nice Winchester Laredo in 7mm Rem for sale right now which could probably be bought right and that too is an absolutely wonderful out of the box rifle.
     
  11. roninflag

    roninflag Well-Known Member

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    the laredo is a great one.
     
  12. Dirty10

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    My vote would be Browning A-bolt 168 game kings! Mine shoots very well and can hit 8" clangers out at 850 all day..
     
  13. leifalweapon

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    not to hijack your thread, but along the same lines, does it matter which savage action to buy? I see a lot of guys on here go for the stevens 200, i think because they are cheap. But are the savage 116 actions just as good? Im also looking to build a long range hunter in 7mm RM.