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Old 03-12-2008, 10:10 AM
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ORIGINAL: Ridge Runner

well the stw is pretty awesome, if you remember, remington legitimized the stw, rated it at 3430 fps or so, then a couple years later they introduced the RUM, essentialy the same but in order to boost sales the stw was then cut back to 3300 fps with a 140, I have a custom lilja barreled 7 stw and it sends a 140 downrange at an honest 3550 fps, not many rums run that fast.
But my favorite 7mm magnum cartridge is the 7mm Allen Mag, burns alot of powder, but flat leaves the stw or the rum in the dust, it sends a 160 gr nosler downrange at 3575 fps loaded rather mildly, I've taken deer with it at over 800 yards.
Very instructive. I didn't know that Rem had legitimized the STW.... although I did know that they are one of the few companys (bigger companies) that still offer it in a factory chambering. It would kind of make sense that they downplay the STW when they roll out their own version. Everyone has an agenda. And I suspect all those years loading and playing with the STW certainly taught them a few things for making the Ultra Mag family.

I don't think I've heard of the Allen Mag RR... mind giving us a bit of background on it? Parent case and so forth? Whats it got over the other two fast and flat 7mms? Thanks!
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Old 03-12-2008, 12:12 PM
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7mm saum.
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Old 04-02-2008, 11:05 AM
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.264 Winchester
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Old 04-02-2008, 11:35 AM
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270 WSM..
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Old 04-02-2008, 12:06 PM
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7mm Rem Mag is my favorite. Very versatile and not that bad on the shoulder.
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Old 04-02-2008, 04:42 PM
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340 Weatherby!
185 grain Barnes X Triple Shock Boattail pushed by 87 grains of H4831. 3.8" high at 100 yards equals -12" at 500 yards.
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Old 04-03-2008, 03:54 PM
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I Like shooting my Stainless (walnut stock) Winchester M70 in 7mm rem. mag.
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Old 04-03-2008, 04:19 PM
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338 win mag if I need a big gun. I feel like I can dispatch what ever I need to with a 338-06 however. I would go mag if I was hunting big bears, but other wise the 338 o6 will do fine.
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Old 04-03-2008, 06:20 PM
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Guess I have to say 7mm, since that's about all I own. I have a 7 rem mag, 7 wsm, and a 280 JDJ ( I know; not technically a magnum, but not really a 'regular' round, either)Haven't taken anything with the JDJ yet (and only1 goat with the wsm) so I'd probably have to pick the7 remmag asmy go-to magnum.

I really want to get a 264 mag and something in 338 at some point.

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Old 04-03-2008, 08:18 PM
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300 saum, 300 wsm, 300 wm.
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