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Old 12-11-2008, 06:25 PM   #1
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Default 7MM-08 VS 7MM REMINGTON MAG

HELLO GUYS,

I AM HAVING A LITTLE DILEMA WITH CHOOSING A NEW DEER RIFLE, I HOPE YOU GUYS CAN HELP. I HUNT IN PA AND THE TERRAIN IS THICK BRUSH/ FIELDS ETC. I AM LOOKING INTO BUYING A NEW RIFLE AND REALLY LIKE THE 7MM-08 RIFLE. I ALSO LIKE THE 7MM MAG. I ALREADY HAVE A 30-06 AND I USE A 300 WINCHESTER MAGNUM, BUT WANT SOMETING IN BETWEEN. MY QUESTION IS, 7MM-08 OR THE 7MM MAG? CAN ANYONE PROVIDE INPUT? I WOULD REALLY LIKE TO HEAR TESTIMONIALS, PREFERENCES, ETC..THANKS,


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Old 12-11-2008, 06:51 PM   #2
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I just got this one in 7MM Stainless synthetic with a detachable magazine



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Old 12-12-2008, 06:21 AM   #3
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I got a Rem 700 sps 7 mag on order
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Old 12-12-2008, 06:31 AM   #4
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7mm-08 is my choice, awesome caliber...probably one of the best out there. There is not much you can't do with that gun, plus it won't pound you and ammo is reasonable. You already have a magnum (and a great one!) this would be my choice.
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Old 12-12-2008, 08:08 AM   #5
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The 7mm-08 would fit your "needs" perfetly hunting deer in PA but you said you wanted something inbetween your 30-06 and the 300 and that would be the 7mm mag. The 7mm-08 ballistically a step behing the 30-06.
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Old 12-12-2008, 08:15 AM   #6
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I have a few friends who shoot 7mm-08 and they all love them. One friend has a Weatherby Vangaurd, another has a Model 7 Remington, the other a model 700 Bdl.

One shoots 140 ballistic tips, the other 140 nosler partitions, and the other 140 core-lokt out of em all they all kill deer. Its just an all round great round for whitetail. You already have a cannon for larger game this probaly fits the bill alot more for you since you have an 06.

If i didnt shoot a 270 i would be all over a 7mm08 as a primary deer rifle. Im in the opposite boat as you im looking at either a 300win mag or a 7mm Mag.
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Old 12-12-2008, 04:09 PM   #7
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A good 140 gr bullet fired from 7mm08 will kill any whitetail ever to walk the earth within 400 yards in the right hands,and with a considerable amount less recoil compared with 30-06 or .300 win mag. The 7mm rem mag is pretty close to the 30-06 you already have so it wouldn't make much sense to duplicate it.
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Old 12-13-2008, 08:52 AM   #8
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I too hunt Pennsylvania. I'm familiar with your "dilema". Since you already have a larger rifle or two, I see no need to go the 7 Mag route.
I hunted with a 7 Mag for 20 yrs., and killed a lot of deer with it. About 4 yrs. ago I bought a 7-08. The Mag is a closet queen now. I simply love that 7-08, and have no reason to think of anything else for whitetail. It has filled my deer tags repeatedly. It's a pleasure to shoot and to do bench work with. I'm totally sold on it.
If you handload, you may want to try IMR 4350 in the 46-48 gr. range under 140 Accubonds. A lot of 7-08 guys are shooting this combo and doing well with it.....both in the woods and on paper.
Good luck on your decision.....either is a potent round....the 7-08 being a lot easier on ya........
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Old 12-13-2008, 11:02 AM   #9
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Another vote for the "little guy".The only real advantage for the mag is in retaining more energy for extra long shots at elk on up.
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Ive got both as well. The 7mag never leaves the cabinet and the 7-08 usually wins the fist fight with the 270 for first in the woods.
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