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    Quote Originally Posted by JimP View Post
    Go with the .300 Win mag.

    It is my personal opinion but I believe that the short mag craze will die out and if you don't reload you may have a hard time finding ammo.
    If I had to do over again, I'd go with the 300 Win. mag. over the 7 mag. but I got a really good deal on my rifle, so I'll keep it for now. I'm going to put a muzzle brake on it this spring. So I can follow my shots better.

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    I started with the 300 WM and used it for 4-5 years. It was time to upgrade gun/scope quality so after a lot of research I went with the 7 mag and couldn't be happier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ridgetop View Post
    If I had to do over again, I'd go with the 300 Win. mag. over the 7 mag. but I got a really good deal on my rifle, so I'll keep it for now. I'm going to put a muzzle brake on it this spring. So I can follow my shots better.
    I already had a 30-06 so I didn't look at the 300 Win mag when I bought a new rifle 40 years ago, I went with the 7mm Rem mag instead. That 7mm did everything that I asked of it from dropping elk to long shots on deer and antelope. I had a couple of friends that watched me drop antelope at 600 yards and they figured that they needed one also.

    My next step up was a .340 Weatherby mag, now that is a long range rifle that packs a punch when it gets there.
    If you don't care where you are, you are not lost....

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    Well I do reload as of about a year ago and that is what has me interested at all in getting another rifle to be honest. I'm hooked lol. I acquired all the equipment from my father in law after he passed and low and behold there's still 7mag and 300 wsm dies available for me to pick up not to mention probably a couple hundred once fired 7mag brass. Not sure if those are reasons enough to go with it. I want the gun primarily for an elk rifle but realistically would be the one I take for muleys also.

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    am I too late?

    IMO a 300wsm > 270wsm

    and if you never plan to shoot past 500 or 600 yards, then the 300wsm shooting 150/165gr premium bullets is probably better than the 7mm Rem.Magm IMO., short action with a 23-24" barrel is all you need.

    best of luck!

    compare a 270wsm shooting 150gr and a 300wsm shooting 150gr... also the 270 will need more barrel length to get'er done.

    you can even shoot 130gr 300wsm if you really need more speed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HuskyMusky View Post
    am I too late?

    IMO a 300wsm > 270wsm

    and if you never plan to shoot past 500 or 600 yards, then the 300wsm shooting 150/165gr premium bullets is probably better than the 7mm Rem.Magm IMO., short action with a 23-24" barrel is all you need.

    best of luck!

    compare a 270wsm shooting 150gr and a 300wsm shooting 150gr... also the 270 will need more barrel length to get'er done.

    you can even shoot 130gr 300wsm if you really need more speed.
    Oh thank's as I've had it in my head that I'm gonna go with my gut and get the 7mag! Haha that doesn't really help my decision making, no offense! Lol

    Problem is, realistically id like them all.

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    I guess my thought has been that even for elk I probably wouldn't go above 180gr bullets in either caliber and the 7 mag tops out there so why go bigger than that. Thoughts? Is the bigger diameter of the 30 cal that big of a deal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by theddguide View Post
    Oh thank's as I've had it in my head that I'm gonna go with my gut and get the 7mag! Haha that doesn't really help my decision making, no offense! Lol

    Problem is, realistically id like them all.

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    Getting them all sounds like the best plan!

    and in reality all 3 are probably pretty close to splitting hairs, given the right loads/animals/ranges.

    IMO
    the 7mm should use 160gr type bullet, 175 is heavier, slower, worse BC in many cases.
    the 300 can use 165-180
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    Quote Originally Posted by HuskyMusky View Post

    IMO
    the 7mm should use 160gr type bullet, 175 is heavier, slower, worse BC in many cases.
    the 300 can use 165-180
    I agree.
    If you go with the 7mm rem. mag.
    Go with something around a 160 gr. bullet for the best BC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuskyMusky View Post
    Getting them all sounds like the best plan!

    and in reality all 3 are probably pretty close to splitting hairs, given the right loads/animals/ranges.

    IMO
    the 7mm should use 160gr type bullet, 175 is heavier, slower, worse BC in many cases.
    the 300 can use 165-180
    I have the same problem there aren’t very many calibers that I haven’t been able to convince myself that I “need “. Truth is whatever you decide is the right answer. With all the modern powders and bullets out there I don’t think you will disappointed with any of the calibers mentioned. So just buy one of each LOL.

 

 
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