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.300 WBY is out....300 Win. or 7mm. Rem. Mag.?

Old 02-16-2011, 02:24 PM
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Default .300 WBY is out....300 Win. or 7mm. Rem. Mag.?

Ok...the .300 WBY has been ruled out...which leaves the .300 Win. Mag. or 7mm. Rem. Mag.

I want this custom rifle built in a caliber that will cover 99% of all big game I'm going to hunt...deer to elk/moose.

I don't really think I could go wrong with EITHER the 7mm. Rem. Mag. or .300 Winny. ....just can't seem to decide which to go with.

Anyone been in the same spot picking between these 2 calibers?

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Old 02-16-2011, 02:29 PM
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How about a .300 WSM? haha


I wish the 7mm RM and .338WM weren't shorter than the .300win.mag., man it really bothers me!

I'd shoot 160gr with the 7mm, 180 with the .300, but the 7mm with 175gr have such high SD's, either or could probably take anything in NA.

You said you were sensitive to recoil, maybe get the 7mm RM.

What are you planning to hunt anyway? mostly? if it was mostly deer and maybe an elk or moose one day, I'd say maybe just get the 7mm.

If you were gonna mostly do elk, and the occasional deer I may say get the .300 win.mag.

Is this going to be your 1 gun for everything?

Do you have a .270win or something? if so that may change things...

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Old 02-16-2011, 02:31 PM
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Either one...I prefer 7mm stuff...
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Old 02-16-2011, 02:33 PM
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The ballistics are almost identical. You can't go wrong with either.
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Old 02-16-2011, 02:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Ridge Runner View Post
To be honest, I like 7mm cals, but the 7 RM never really impressed me, bump it up to the STW and there is a big difference. for all intensive purposes from what I saw using the 7 RM, 270 wby, 270 win, 7mm/08, and 280 on deer, couldn't tell any difference, get the muzzle velocity to around 3400-3500 fps and there is a noticeable difference.
(PS, the stw will work in your action)
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Surprised. I have an STW, and always wished it was a remmag.

I think I got the slowest STW known to man. I am lucky to get 3100fps with 160gr accubond with RL25, H1000, and 7828.

but Charley (mossy) gets 3050fps with 140gr accubond with mid load of RL22 and lot less powder.
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Old 02-16-2011, 05:08 PM
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Schoolcraft,

I have a 7MM Rem Mag & went to a .338 Win Mag for the big stuff.

I will one day "fill-in" with a .300 WM.


So, my question is; Do you own a medium or big bore rifle ?
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Old 02-16-2011, 06:24 PM
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I have had to make this same choice before, I choose the 300-win mag.
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Old 02-16-2011, 08:49 PM
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I'd take the .300, for no reason other than I'd rather have it. I don' think that for your uses that either can be a bad choice.
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Old 02-17-2011, 05:13 AM
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Load No
Caliber
Grains/ Grams
Bullet Style
Brand
Use
P7RF
7mm Rem. Magnum
160 / 10.37
Nosler® Partition®
Vital-Shok®

P300WD2
300 Win. Magnum
180 / 11.66
Nosler® Partition®
Vital-Shok®

Ballistics Comparisons:
Velocity in Feet per Second (To nearest 10 FPS)

Velocity

Load No
Caliber
Muzzle
100 Y
200 Y
300 Y
400 Y
500 Y
P7RF
7mm Rem. Magnum
2950
2752
2563
2381
2207
2040
P300WD2
300 Win. Magnum
2960
2701
2456
2224
2005
1799

Energy in Foot Pounds (To nearest 5 Foot Pounds)

Energy

Load No
Caliber
Muzzle
100 Y
200 Y
300 Y
400 Y
500 Y
P7RF
7mm Rem. Magnum
3091
2691
2333
2014
1730
1479
P300WD2
300 Win. Magnum
3502
2915
2411
1978
1607
1294

Wind Drift in Inches (at 10 MPH)

Wind Drift

Load No
Caliber
100 Y
200 Y
300 Y
400 Y
500 Y
P7RF
7mm Rem. Magnum
0.6
2.7
6.0
11.3
18.2
P300WD2
300 Win. Magnum
0.9
3.5
8.3
15.4
25.3

Average Range

Average Range

Load No
Caliber
50 Y
100 Y
200 Y
300 Y
P7RF
7mm Rem. Magnum
-0.2

-3.1
-11.5
P300WD2
300 Win. Magnum
-0.2

-3.3
-12.3

Long Range

Long Range

Load No
Caliber
50 Y
100 Y
200 Y
300 Y
400 Y
500 Y
P7RF
7mm Rem. Magnum
0.6
1.6

-6.8
-19.8
-40.0
P300WD2
300 Win. Magnum
0.6
1.6

-7.4
-21.9
-45.0
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Old 02-17-2011, 05:21 AM
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Note the energy on the 7mm it exceedes the 300win after 300yds.Wind drift is less as is drop on the 7mm.Factor in the recoil is considerably less on the 7mm my choice would be the 7mm. I've shot both,the 300win kicks alot more IMO
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