300 win mag vs 7mm rm

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  1. LVJ76

    LVJ76 Well-Known Member

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    What do you currently have? Which caliber do you prefer, .284 or .308?

    Both will work and it just comes down to preference, in my case I am a 7mmm guy and I already had three 7mm-08's when I got my 7mm Rem Mag, it just made sense, I already had lots of bullets for it, why get something different.

    They both shoot and kill fast out to 1,000 yds with the right bullet.

    The 7mm Rem Mag with a 1:8 twist will work perfectly for you, using 160gr to 180gr bullets it is deadly., but again you can't go wrong with either one.

    Saludos y buen dia
     
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  2. Stgraves260

    Stgraves260 Well-Known Member

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    Why not just get the 30 Nosler?
     
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    Stgraves260 Well-Known Member

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    You would be the first.
     
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  4. Bravo 4

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    Nope, just because you can’t doesn’t make it impossible. A .300 WinMag doesn’t have that much recoil. You seem to be doing fine with your .260 so maybe you should just stick to that. I mean I hear crazy crap all the time, like “it matches a .300 mag”.

    And by the way, guys have been using the 28 Nosler case necked up to .30 cal because it’s longer than the 30 Nosler. Same reason guys go with a .338 Edge over the standard.338 RUM, get a little more power capacity.
     
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  5. Bstick

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    No. One barrel could just be flat out faster than the other. Lengths could be different. All kind of things come into play then.
     
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  6. moa_shooter

    moa_shooter Well-Known Member

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    who knows what bottom metal works best for a boyds stock for a remington 700 sendaro la 7mm rem mag
     
  7. LVJ76

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    If someone needs to get used to recoil, get a KelTec KSG shotgun and a couple boxes of shells, it will dust you off clean and then some.

    Recoil is part of what we do, it's fun, heck my wife shots my 7 Mag cause its more fun than her 7mm-08, she says the kick is boring on it.

    If you practice you get used to it
     
  8. Bravo 4

    Bravo 4 Well-Known Member

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    It is definitely part of what we do. The guys just shot 20 x 300 Win, then 20 x .50 cal and then gonna switch back to the .300’s.
    I just have a hard time with guys talking (or whining however you care to look at it) about how bad something like a .300 kicks. When my 80 pound daughter could outshoot most men I know with anything from her .243 up to my .338, but then again she could probably do more pull-ups too.:D
     
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    7mmRM or a 300WSM 200gr bullet
     
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  11. Stgraves260

    Stgraves260 Well-Known Member

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    I didn’t know people were necking the 28 Nosler up. I don’t have experience with them or any of the new Noslers. I don’t know about my 260 Rem matching 300 WM power. That’s just crazy. It can match it in wind dope and drop but not in energy. And I have learned nothin is impossible. But 30 lbs of recoil is still 30 lbs of recoil wether you, I or anybody for that mater can handle it or not. I never said I couldn’t handle the recoil of a 300 WM. I can’t put 50 rounds down range as some people claim with no break. I’ve never done it wouldn’t even consider it. I’ve got friend well over 200 lbs and some over 300 lbs that don’t want to shoot a 300 WM over 10 times. Didn’t say they can’t. They just don’t want to cause we all get bruised after around 5 round. I bruised less than them and I’m only 168 lbs. I keep telling them to pull it into their shoulders. They tell me they are so I don’t know what they are doing.
     
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    Train with a 416 Rigby or a 50 BMG, and you'll never flinch again. :):):)
     
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    Could you rechamber the .338 Win to a .340 Wby??? That's a dandy cartridge, and the recoil impulse is less than a 300 Mag.........the 340 is more of shove than a punch. :cool:
     
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  14. cross

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    I agree. If I saw any benefit to shooting a 300WM compared to a 7mmRM, that’s what I would shoot regardless of the extra recoil but after watching 30 or 40 elk get shot over the past 15 years or so by myself, friends and relatives with 7mmRMs, 300WMs, 300 Wbys, and 338 Wins and seeing no discernible difference in what happens upon impact, I’m more than happy to avoid the extra recoil.
     
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