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Old 03-28-2003, 02:30 AM
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what do you all think of the 7X57 as a deer caliber ?
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Old 03-28-2003, 05:48 AM
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Quilly, aren' t you starting to recycle these questions? Thought you asked this last year. Anyways, it sits between the 7mm-08 and the 280 Rem so it is a great deer cartridge.
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Old 03-28-2003, 08:15 AM
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Nearly perfect deer round. Also quite adequate for elk, moose and black bear. If you handload, it can be a nice pronghorn cartridge, too.

It is maybe the most proven all-around big game cartridge on Earth (or maybe the .30-06).
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Old 03-28-2003, 10:27 AM
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I' d like to take my 7x57 Venez. Mauser ' 98 to the deer woods but it' s too like new and the reciever is one of those polished " in the white" ones, way too shiny.
I' m thinking of doing a rebuild mauser' 98 in that round though, maybe a mannlicher style stock and bolt handle.

Back to the round itself. Factory loads in the US tend to be wimpy incase they are used in older actions. If you reload you can bring it up to a better velocity and use a better range of bullet weights & styles.
But those factory loads are adequate for deer sized game. I have not even checked to see if they have any premium loads for the 7x57 might be worth a look.
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Old 03-28-2003, 01:59 PM
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Took my first deer with one, a 175 grain slower than molasses factory load. Did a great job though. I have taken a few others with handloads from 160 grain down to 140 grain. I like the round immensely. It can provide large game ballistics and almost varmint-like capabilities. Can be quite mild recoiling also. Good case for reloading.
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Old 03-28-2003, 02:10 PM
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frizz..

don' t remmeber if i did or not. i can' t remmeber all the ones i have done since i have been here
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Old 03-28-2003, 07:45 PM
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I' ve heard alot of good results form people using the 7mm-08. The 7x57 is to the 7mm-08 as what the 6mm Remington is to the .243 Winchester. Slightly more velocity potential.
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Old 03-28-2003, 11:51 PM
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I was considering one but went with a 280 Rem instead .A lot of places don' t carry ammo for it .
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Old 03-29-2003, 02:52 AM
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I' ve seen the 7X57 work just fine on moose and caribou, so I would think it would work fine on deer as well. I dunno, though, those deer can get really big.
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Old 03-29-2003, 06:15 AM
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You' re right, bearhuntr. The 7x57 has worked many, many times on elephant and Cape Buffalo, but the minimum requirement for our elk is .375 and the the minimum for our tough, large deer is apparently the .338 Win Mag, allthough " light tackle" enthusiasts are really starting to make a case for the .300 RUM. [&:]
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