300 win mag vs 7mm rm

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  1. vitaminado

    vitaminado Well-Known Member

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    Hi guys.
    What caliber would you choose for long distance hunting?
    -The 300 wm is with 26 "barrel and 1:10 twist. thinking of using 210-215gr bullets
    -7mm rm, 26 barrel and 1: 8 twist. thinking 180gr bullets.

    What speed can I expect from these calibers with these bullets?

    regards
     
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  2. 6fatrat

    6fatrat Well-Known Member

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    Anything a 7 mag can do, a 300 wm can do better IMO.
     
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  3. Dosh

    Dosh Well-Known Member

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    7mm mag with 180 gr bullet in a 1:8 twist.
     
  4. Ingwe

    Ingwe Well-Known Member

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    Anything a 300 wm can do, a 7 mag can do with less recoil ;)
     
  5. Brush buster

    Brush buster Active Member

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    Not sure you can go wrong with either. Both classics that have great performance. That said I am building a 300wm to shoot 215s. But I still have a deep affection for the 7rem.
     
  6. moa_shooter

    moa_shooter Well-Known Member

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    i would go with the 7mm because it has less recoil and that said you can manage the bullet alot better
     
  7. L.Sherm

    L.Sherm Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    Elaborate please.
     
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  8. Muddyboots

    Muddyboots Well-Known Member

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    First if you are changing twist on the 7RM then you need to consider doing same to 300WM to 1:9 to shoot the heavyweights better. Either way, I've owned both and settled on the 300WM for just that reason to shoot heavier bullets. No need to explain why for LRH.
     
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  9. Plinker147

    Plinker147 Well-Known Member

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    If for just hunting I would do 7rm for less recoil. If you don’t mind weight more and maybe more range ELR shooting the heavies out of 300 likely be better.

    You can build each one to be pretty much ballistic equivalents if you design them to shoot the heavies.
     
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  10. johnnyk

    johnnyk Well-Known Member

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    "Anything"? Not true. Can't shoot "MAN" bullets (200gn or heavier), LOL, :)

    They don't make 200+ gn bullets for the 7mm but IF they did I believe the recoil between the two rifles, set up exactly the same, would not be discernible.
     
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  11. moa_shooter

    moa_shooter Well-Known Member

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    it means that with less recoil you dont feel like you dont have to try harder to hold gun and you can feel more confident
     
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  12. moa_shooter

    moa_shooter Well-Known Member

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    i have found that 7mm rem mag has better ballistics than the 300wm comparing the two
     
  13. moa_shooter

    moa_shooter Well-Known Member

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    i would get a 7mm rm with a 1: 9 twist
     
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  14. Creedmoor shooter

    Creedmoor shooter Well-Known Member

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    The recoil is a moot point if both have brakes. If the rifle isnt braked then the 7mm will definitely have the advantage of less recoil. As far as ballistics go, you can just about flip a coin. Wind drift, and drop probably favor the 7mm depending on which bullets you use. 300 will hit harder and has a greater variety of long range hunting bullets. After saying all that, I'm a 7mm guy
     
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