7mm Rem Mag vs 6.5 Prc

vortech347

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6.5PRC is very close to a 270 at the muzzle. You are burning similar powder charges and similar bullet weights.

Recoil is very similar.

The big difference is bullet bc and sectional density. The PRC runs away from the 270 at long ranges.

A 7 RM with proper twist to shoot the heavies is a step above the PRC but comes with more recoil.

What I have found with my PRC is it's similar to the 6.5cm in that it's easy to tune.
 

Raudy707

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I built an 8 twist 270 and it's not a bad 7mm mag. 170 EOL's at 2900+ fps. Price for the rebarrel and ready to shoot was $774. Quite happy with it. Between the 2 I'd choose the 7 mag shoot the Hornady 180 ELD-M and never feel marginally adequate. 😉
 

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I'm thinking about purchasing one of these calibers for deer/elk at a max of about 500 yards and wanted to know what people thought about the merits of each caliber and obviously 7mm has alot more factory options and can load a heavier bullet but is the extra before peoe say anything about a 300 i have had one and cant shoot one as consistently as I'd like do to recoil.
The .300 WM (I have 3 and a WSM) remains my go to chambering for antelope to elk size game up to 1K yards.

"IF" you still have the .300, have it threaded for 5/8-24 for $100. If you need help on a gunsmith, I can assist. Anyways, I have 4 or 5 .30 cal self-indexing MBs and suppressor for you to try and will be more than happy to meet at the range, if you want. You'll be surprise how well they tame the recoil.
 

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Having had radiation treatment for cancer in my right shoulder, I'm hypersensitive to recoil, so I have brake on everything. I shoot a 7STW with a brake more than anything else (but also a 6.5-08) at elk. They both do the job, I just feel like the 7mm is a little more insurance when conditions or range aren't ideal.
 

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I had a 7mm in Remington 700 BDL LH got a good deal on it and it was a left handed gun and thirty years ago they weren’t real common I took an elk mule deer black bear antelope and other game all one shot kills except the elk it took three shots to put him on the ground first two where in the boiler room and he just stood there the cows that where near just kinda looked around like what was that the third was in the spine he went down then the guys I was with locals in Wyoming after they got done laughing said if I had waited he would have went down after we gutted him we found two of the bullets heart and lung 175gr game kings the locals all used 300 win mags that round went in one shoulder and out the other their elk went down like a sack of dirt so now that 7mm is a 338 win mag and this bulls don’t stand any more
 

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The .300 WM (I have 3 and a WSM) remains my go to chambering for antelope to elk size game up to 1K yards.

"IF" you still have the .300, have it threaded for 5/8-24 for $100. If you need help on a gunsmith, I can assist. Anyways, I have 4 or 5 .30 cal self-indexing MBs and suppressor for you to try and will be more than happy to meet at the range, if you want. You'll be surprise how well they tame the recoil.
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Threerun

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Any reasonable cartridge can kill an elk, it's shot placement and bullet design/construction after that. Guys use 7mm-08's with just as effective results as a 7mm-mag- they keep shots within the range of effectiveness for the game. If you are recoil sensitive then take that into consideration. You really want a rifle that you can feel comfortable practicing with a lot. And practice means not ideal 'range' conditions.

I have a 7mm-mag X-bolt with a brake. I can shoot it all day long. It's a well designed rifle and recoil is (in my opinion) very tolerable. That being said I picked up a .280AI (custom made by Kevin Weaver) and I'll be tinkering with that. If I can get close to 7mm-mag performance with the same bullets, less recoil, less powder, shorter barrel- certainly the X-Bolt leaves my safe!!

I'm not an expert by any means, and I'm still sucking up information at 53 years old like I'm a newbie. When I moved to Montana a guy befriended me and said a .30-06 is not that great of rifle for the elk (I had two main rifles I moved with- a .257 Roberts and a .30-06). So I sold the '06 and picked up a .338WM. That was the biggest mistake I ever made. I couldn't handle more than 5-10 rounds and I had to stop shooting. I realized the error of my ways and backed it down to a 7mm-mag. If I can move to a .280AI with similar performance? Yup I'm doing that.
 

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