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7mm ultra mag, good gun?

Old 04-10-2008, 08:05 AM
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Default 7mm ultra mag, good gun?

i am looking into buying a remington 7mm ultra mag, model 700. I recently heard some info that after about 3 shots the barrel gets really hot. also after about 50 shots the barrel starts to wear and deform.

wondering if anyone had info on this gun, if it is a good buy or not.
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Old 04-10-2008, 02:30 PM
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I hadn't heard anything like that. But common word is that its hard to find someone whose shoulder can stand three shots and who can afford the ammo for a fourth. Ballistics wise its an awesome round, but most posts on here will point out that you pay for that more than its worth. the 300 win mag will also likely get brought up as a better alternativeto the ultra mag.
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Old 04-10-2008, 03:13 PM
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I have a buddy with a 7 RUM. It's very accurate but kicks like a mule. Ammo is hard to find and rather expensive (course it's all expensive now). What is your hunting target and what are your normal ranges? I'd bet it's way more gun than you need. If I were you, I'd do a little more research.
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Old 04-10-2008, 03:27 PM
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Depends on what your hunting.. Overkill for deer IMO...
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Old 04-10-2008, 05:24 PM
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Depends on what your hunting.. Overkill for deer IMO...

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Old 04-10-2008, 06:46 PM
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Recoil is managable with a good recoil pad like a SIMS. I reload for mine so ammo availability is not a factor for me. You can never have enough guns or calibers IMO so go for it!!
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Old 04-10-2008, 08:06 PM
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Lotttttta gun for deer...but its a stud.
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Old 04-10-2008, 11:17 PM
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that gun is a hoss unless your aiming for a one shot on an elephant or rhino. guns demanding such strenght and heat resistant per bullet cant stand repeated shots (neither can your shoulder!). so no wonder the barrell wears down so quickly if thats the case
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Old 04-11-2008, 09:07 PM
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7 RUM and 375 RUM are dead or dying

300 RUM is popular,

338 RUM is doing ok/well?

get a 7mm STW or .300 RUM or maybe a .270WSM or .300WSM
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Old 04-11-2008, 11:01 PM
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The 7mm RUM is strictly a hunting cartridge..Rapid andHigh Vol shooting should be avoided, because barrel life will be short..
Naturally you do have to sight it in, so find an acceptable load that is both accurate with lower pressure levels and practice,butdo it carefully..*I'm saying lower pressur levels not because you can't handle recoil, I'm saying it toincrease barrel life.*
These steps will also help increase barrel life: Allowing the barrel to completely cool down before taking your next shot, keeping the barrel clean, and once you find an acceptable load, keep it, (don't change it cause than your shooting more than you need to) follow these steps, and it should last a lifetime.That being said, Ido agree with the 7mm STW.The 7mmSTW is already an overachiever. And even if you get more down range energy with the RUM, you still geta very very high velocity with the STW and you still get that high velocity with substancially less powder ..
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