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7mm vs 300 win vs 28 nosler

Old 02-23-2016, 10:39 PM
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Default 7mm vs 300 win vs 28 nosler

If you had to pick one of these 3 cartridges which would you choose? The situation is mule deer and elk hunting in the northwest and shooting within 400 yards. I am under the impression that the 7mm generally shoots flatter within 500 yards. I could be wrong though. I know a lot of people like the 300 win mag. I don't know very much about the 28 nosler. So which do you choose and why?

7mm rem mag
300 win mag
28 nosler.
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Old 02-24-2016, 06:57 AM
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Personally even though I love 7mm diameter bullets regardless of what cartridge it's fired from, the 300 win mag has served me VERY well on elk so out of those 3, I'd grab the 300 without hesitation. I'd rather have a 338 mag but the 300 with a 180 gr accubond drops mature bull elk just fine. If mostly for deer I'd grab the 28 Nosler, and if mostly for elk, and within 300-350 yards I'd grab the 35 Whelen or 9.3x74.
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Old 02-24-2016, 07:03 AM
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I never heard of the 28 Nosler cartridge.
I own a 300 WSM and I regret not buying the 7mag instead. With it, you can use 120gr in the morning on deer and 180gr in the evening hunt on elk.

I own .270 and 300WSM. I now wish it were 7mag and 308, another rifle caliber that allows so much versatility.
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Old 02-24-2016, 09:27 AM
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300 Win Mag simply because of Bullet selection. I'd take a WSM over it though because of inherent accuracy and it isn't a belted mag. I have a few 300WSM's and won't be without one.
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Old 02-24-2016, 09:32 AM
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Of the three cartridges listed, my choice would be the .300 win mag. It has the range of bullet weights, velocity and power for just about any North American animal. It is also popular enough that should you need it, just about any Podunk store carries ammo for it.

I killed most of my elk with a .30 Gibbs, which is an improved .30-06 that is close to .300 Win ballistics.

The 7 mm Rem mag is a fine deer and elk cartridge, and I've easily killed elk with mine, but mine has been reduced to my back up foul weather rifle. My favorite rifle now for elk and for international hunts is my .300 Weatherby (a .300 Win on steroids).
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Old 02-24-2016, 10:13 AM
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I hunt with a 300mag my son a 7mm-wsm,we both reload I like a 30cal bullet, he believes a 7mm bullet is better, nether one of us have had a deer run off, bang flop he is up on me by two !!

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Old 02-24-2016, 11:03 AM
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All 3 will do the job just fine, an elk won't know the difference.

Pick the one that you can get ammo for easiest where you live...I'm betting that won't be the 28 Nosler...
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Old 02-24-2016, 02:26 PM
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Jeep kid beat me to the punch.The 26&28 Noslers could be gone before they even get started.
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Old 02-24-2016, 04:04 PM
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Originally Posted by GOOD OLE BOY
Jeep kid beat me to the punch.The 26&28 Noslers could be gone before they even get started.
26 yes but the 28 is looking like it's going to be a winner, especially with the new 195gr Berger...
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Old 02-24-2016, 07:57 PM
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Originally Posted by jeepkid
".......an elk won't know the difference.

Pick the one that you can get ammo for easiest where you live......"

+1

One last thing - the one you shoot the BEST !

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