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Old April 28, 2009, 03:25 PM   #1
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7mm Rem Mag Vs .308

For medium game beyond 600 yds.

What would you choose and why?
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Old April 28, 2009, 03:31 PM   #2
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I wouldn't use either one. Get closer, then it doesn't really make a difference.
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Old April 28, 2009, 03:34 PM   #3
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It gets easier the closer you get. It's all about beyond 600 yards.

You have a choice starting from .243 (even a .223) to n for within 300-500 yards.
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Old April 28, 2009, 04:25 PM   #4
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7 RM shooting 162 grain A-max's kissing the lands with a lupy spinning turrets........that was easy
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Old April 28, 2009, 04:55 PM   #5
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Old April 28, 2009, 04:58 PM   #6
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Wont have to spin the turret as much on that combo as any other = faster!
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Old April 28, 2009, 05:55 PM   #7
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Why try to shoot game beyound a range that does not allow you to make a good judgement call as to what you are looking at to shot is worth shooting. Is it large or small ,spike buck or doe, get the meaning. I shoot a 7rem mag . And beyound 400 yards bullet fall really starts to get your attention as a range finder of top quality is a most and a great spotting scope. Then a 300 win mag to keep the energy up at those longer distances. Bad idea to begine with. Stay with target shooting beyound 400yards.
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Old April 28, 2009, 06:16 PM   #8
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Is this a debate or a ??
The question was:
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7mm Rem Mag Vs .308

For medium game beyond 600 yds.

What would you choose and why?

I would go with the 7mm, mag..flatter shooter
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Old April 28, 2009, 06:20 PM   #9
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I think .300 Win Mag should be added to the comparison as well.
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Old April 28, 2009, 06:40 PM   #10
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I think "I don't shoot at game at 600" should also be added
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Old April 28, 2009, 07:07 PM   #11
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Why? Thats when the REAL game starts.
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Old April 28, 2009, 07:30 PM   #12
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I do not have the skills to make those shots, but I know people who can do it and the 7 mag is the clear winner here. The 308 is capable of making hits at well over 600 yards with a good shot, but I would worry about the energy remaining.
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Old April 28, 2009, 07:45 PM   #13
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7 mm mag flat shooting thats why I got mine
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Old April 28, 2009, 07:48 PM   #14
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I would not use either to "hunt" big game at those ranges.
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Old April 28, 2009, 08:58 PM   #15
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I would not use either to "hunt" big game at those ranges.
Amen to that........nor "medium game", either.
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Old April 28, 2009, 09:28 PM   #16
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I would not use either to "hunt" big game at those ranges.
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Old April 28, 2009, 09:30 PM   #17
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The 7mm mag is faster, and flatter shooting.

I see no advantage in the .308 over the 7mm Rem Mag for long range shooting.

That said, I don't much care for shots over about 500 yards. Even on those, I'm careful about what shots I take.

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Old April 28, 2009, 09:30 PM   #18
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Long shot

My longest shot ever was 285 yards. Slightly under half (600) what you ask of your round. Closest was about 7 to 11 yards.
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Old April 28, 2009, 09:36 PM   #19
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I think .300 Win Mag should be added to the comparison as well.
Why? the 7mm with 162 A-max's will trump any .300 laod you can come up with in both energy and trajectory.....
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Old April 28, 2009, 10:31 PM   #20
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Hey, all it takes to be good at 600 yards is hundreds and hundreds of rounds of practice, and a really great ability to dope the wind. Isn't that what all of us do?

But is that critter at 575, or maybe 625? There's a fair difference in the trajectory, maybe a foot, foot-and-a-half with a 7 Maggie.

And "just a breeze" will give you some five feet of wind drift...

I've never messed around beyond 500 yards, but it's a bunch different from the easy stuff of 300 yards on in.

But, yeah, the Maggie will do better than the .308...
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Old April 28, 2009, 10:57 PM   #21
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But, yeah, the Maggie will do better than the .308...
Maggie?

I thought we were discussing the 7mm Remington Magnum, not some lap-dancer.
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Old April 28, 2009, 11:19 PM   #22
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7mm, like others said because it's a flatter shooter. I dropped a trotting bull elk at 450 yards with 1 broadside shot in the center chest using a 175 gr. Nosler Partition handload. He folded on impact and slid down a shale draw. He thrashed a bit but never got back up. I wouldn't have taken the shot at 600 yards even if he was standing. Deer are a much smaller target even though there is less to punch through. 1 MOA is 6 inches at 600 yards which doesn't give much room for ANY error on deer size game. Under hunting situations with adrenaline and rapid heart beats you are clearly in the messy hit/clean miss zone. My 7 shoots Noslers under .7 MOA.
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Old April 28, 2009, 11:35 PM   #23
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the 7mm with 162 A-max's will trump any .300 laod you can come up with in both energy and trajectory...
My understanding is that the Hornady A-Max is a match-grade target bullet, not a hunting bullet.
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Old April 28, 2009, 11:38 PM   #24
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Keep understanding it like that then........try it once it'll make a believer out of you.
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Old April 28, 2009, 11:40 PM   #25
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Keep understanding it like that then.
Well, my understanding is from reading what Hornady says about their bullets. I do believe I'll go with what the manufacturer recommends.

Hornady makes very good hunting bullets.....the A-Max just isn't one of them.
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