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Old 09-14-2008, 09:22 PM
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Default 7mm Rem vs 300 Win Mag

which will be more inherently accurate at long range/600yds, i will probly be reloading them also.
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Old 09-14-2008, 09:30 PM
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Default RE: 7mm Rem vs 300 Win Mag

A good deal of gun writers feel the 7mm is an inherently accurate caliber. A quick look at the BC and SD of the 150 gr 7mm and the 168 gr .308 has them running pretty similar.
So on paper, it would appear as a toss up. I didn't look at the energy at the various ranges so I won't comment on that. But for extreme long range shooting I would probably opt for the 30 cal.
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Old 09-14-2008, 10:22 PM
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Default RE: 7mm Rem vs 300 Win Mag

At 600 yards the most important factor is the shooter.If you have access to a 600 yard range and you are willing to spend considerable time,and ammunition to practice regularly to 600 yards from field positions,either will do.If not,neither will do.
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Old 09-14-2008, 10:55 PM
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Default RE: 7mm Rem vs 300 Win Mag

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The Win 300 mag is what has been used for years to win the national long range shooting matches...
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Old 09-15-2008, 07:10 AM
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Default RE: 7mm Rem vs 300 Win Mag

That is a good question. I do not know why the 7mm Rem Mag is not used as often at the matches? You would think that the .284 caliber would out perform the .30 caliber even in a 160 grain compared to a 180 grain after about half that distance? In all categories including, wind drift, fps, and foot pounds of energy.
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Old 09-15-2008, 08:54 PM
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Default RE: 7mm Rem vs 300 Win Mag

At that distance it is more the gunner than the gun. A finely tuned firearm whether it be a 7mm or 300 mag in the hands of a trained marksman will work equally well at 600 yards.
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Old 09-15-2008, 09:08 PM
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Default RE: 7mm Rem vs 300 Win Mag

I'd choose the 7mm myself. They are both so close to each other its a toss up. I'd choose the 7mm for the less recoil, and I like to be different than the "other" long range guys that all shoot .308s or .338s.
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Old 09-16-2008, 09:18 PM
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Default RE: 7mm Rem vs 300 Win Mag

which will have the best results with a lite load, such as 120 gr bullets?, any ill afects with a lite FAST round?
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Old 09-16-2008, 09:22 PM
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Default RE: 7mm Rem vs 300 Win Mag

Your better off with a heavier, slower bullet for long distance. I did some experimenting with the 120gr Barnes TSX out of my 7mm Rem Mag last fall, and found all my heavier ammo shot better, and performed bettter across the board.
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Old 09-17-2008, 08:01 AM
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Default RE: 7mm Rem vs 300 Win Mag

Their accuracy will be dependent mostly on the nut behind the wheel provided both are built the same. Killing power I have yet to see a difference between a 7mm Mag and a 300 Win mag or wthby for that matter.
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