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Old 11-16-2007, 09:51 AM
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I have both. A savage 110 .308 and a ruger #1 in 7mm rem mag. I like the way 308 better for whitetail size game. Maybe consider the 7mm-08 or the 280 rem.
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Old 11-16-2007, 10:50 AM
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There is NO comparison in ballistics between the two. The 308 will kill a deer just as dead, but there isno question the 7mm Rem is a superior cartridge. I used to be stuck on the 30-06, itis agood deer caliber and has a wide range of bullet weights to choose from. The 7mm Rem Magis a better caliber that offers a lot of bullet weights and types. My 7mm Rem Mag has less recoil than my 30-06, but it has a bull barrel so it is also heavier. The 7mm Rem mag cartridge like the 308 and 30-06is widely available. The cost of 7MM Ultra Mag ammo, which is a really hot round is costly. The 7mm STW is getting harder to find on the shelf at many sporting goods stores.I really like my 7mm Remmag.
Forgive me for my blonde moment but the 7mm rem mag and 7mm ultra mag are 2 completeley different guns right?
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Old 11-16-2007, 12:09 PM
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Yes.
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Old 11-16-2007, 02:57 PM
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How do they compare as far as range, acuracy, and knockdown?
First off, let me assure you that there is no such thing as "knockdown".

The 7mm Rem. mag and the .308 compare just about the same way as the 7mm Rem. Mag. compares to the .30/'06. The .308 has a reputation for being a very accurate cartridge. The7 Mag. is also pretty good in this department. But I'm a bit prejudiced hee, because my 7Mag. shoots 1" groups at 200 yards; this is perhaps a little better than most of them!

With 175-grain bullets at 3050 FPS from my 26" barrel, I would like to believe the 7mm Mag. is slightly better at long range, because you have to use a 200-grain PSPBT bullet in a .308 to equal the ballistic properties of a 175-grain .284" bullet like the Sierra or Nosler Partition, and you can get only 2400 FPS from a 200 in the .308". What does this mean? The 7mm Mag. will deliver the same performance as the .308", but at 150 yards furtherdownrange.....

I stopped using my 7 Mag for deer. It is unnecessarily powerful. I use it for elk and moose. For deer, I use a 7X57mm with 150 grain bullets at 2700 FPS. Don't have a .308 any more, but the 7X57mm with 140-160 grain bullets is very similar to the .308!
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Old 11-16-2007, 04:57 PM
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I shot a deer last weekend with my 7mm mag at about 45 yards and it blew the whole front leg out on the exit. Only thing that held the leg on was the hide. I like the gun but I'm beginning to think it's too much for deer hunting around here.
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Old 11-16-2007, 06:54 PM
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Old 11-17-2007, 11:41 AM
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Unless you're taking shots beyond 300 yards, I'd stick with the .308.
dont the army sniper rifles use the 308? if its good enough for them im sold.
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Old 11-17-2007, 04:35 PM
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Another vote for the Classic 308.
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Old 11-17-2007, 06:54 PM
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For me, and most of the people living around where I do, a 7mm Magnum is just too much gun for close quarters deer hunting. The 308, 30-06, 270 and calibers similar to those are more appropriate. Most shots around here are under 100 yards, and a 7mm Magnum is just too much kick, velocity and meat dameging power for deer sized game. Now there are guys who will argue and some of thier arguments are warrented, but even my 270 will waste some meat at close quarters if the shot isnt right on target. But at least with it, the recoil is managable enough to place the shot where it is needed more times than not. The 308 is in that same class of low recoil guns. Low recoil, accurate, enough gun to take down most game that you point it at without developing manumitis. What more can you ask for in an all around gun?
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Old 11-18-2007, 12:02 AM
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For me, and most of the people living around where I do, a 7mm Magnum is just too much gun for close quarters deer hunting. The 308, 30-06, 270 and calibers similar to those are more appropriate. Most shots around here are under 100 yards, and a 7mm Magnum is just too much kick, velocity and meat dameging power for deer sized game. Now there are guys who will argue and some of thier arguments are warrented, but even my 270 will waste some meat at close quarters if the shot isnt right on target. But at least with it, the recoil is managable enough to place the shot where it is needed more times than not. The 308 is in that same class of low recoil guns. Low recoil, accurate, enough gun to take down most game that you point it at without developing manumitis. What more can you ask for in an all around gun?

Recoil is very subjective and alot has to do with the rifle specifics:style, weight and fit.Ie: my 7mm rem mag boots less then my 270 win. Their is no doubt the rem mag has more free recoil however largerly based on fit to my shoulder it feels less. I personally have never felt it much worse then a 3006 which many seem to shoot and handle well.

My experience with both cartridges on game is fairly equal and I haven't saw any increase in meat damage with a 7mm rem mag over a 270 win. If you hit bone or meat you will be trimming some with any cartridge.

7mm has the ballistical edge by a good margin and therefor the better long range choice. IMHO it is a better choice for larger then deer game, as well (due to the ballistical advantges and ability to shoot large for caliber bullets).


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