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#3046438 - 11/23/12 09:09 PM Re: 7mm mag or 300 mag [Re: stik]
10 Point

Registered: 11/03/08
Posts: 3685
Loc: Tennessee

Looking to buy a Marlin 1894 FG 41 Rem. Mag.

#3046522 - 11/23/12 10:54 PM Re: 7mm mag or 300 mag [Re: AllOutdoors]
8 Point

Registered: 01/22/12
Posts: 1240
Loc: shelby co TN

300 has left better bloodtrails when needed in my experience.
#3047162 - 11/24/12 05:12 PM Re: 7mm mag or 300 mag [Re: backwoods7]
6 Point

Registered: 01/12/12
Posts: 892
Loc: Unicoi Tn.

Both are great rounds, sold my 300 because of recoil, still have my 7mag but the older I get the more I like my 243.
#3047171 - 11/24/12 05:17 PM Re: 7mm mag or 300 mag [Re: stik]
8 Point

Registered: 10/13/10
Posts: 1264
Loc: Rutherford County

I wouldn't want either. Just too much gun for me.
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#3047234 - 11/24/12 06:07 PM Re: 7mm mag or 300 mag [Re: Wobblyshot1]
16 Point

Registered: 09/06/06
Posts: 12256
Loc: east tn

Still loven the 243 but started shooting the 300wm 4-6 years ago & love it.been carrying my ar to shoot a deer to make sure grand kids wont loose a deer.may take the 300wm in the am
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#3047679 - 11/24/12 11:49 PM Re: 7mm mag or 300 mag [Re: Model70Man]
Grim Reaper
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Registered: 04/07/08
Posts: 1396
Loc: SW TN

 Originally Posted By: Model70Man
7mm WSM.

"Blessed be the LORD my strength, which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight"
-Psalm 144:1

#3048197 - 11/25/12 02:09 PM Re: 7mm mag or 300 mag [Re: Grim Reaper]
Hillbilly Hunter
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Registered: 07/15/05
Posts: 18075
Loc: Branchville

7mm is not too much gun but a 300 is in my opinion. I have shot a few with a 300 and a lot with a 7mm.
...they never call me by my name, just Hillbilly...

#3048444 - 11/25/12 06:02 PM Re: 7mm mag or 300 mag [Re: Hillbilly Hunter]
12 Point

Registered: 01/29/07
Posts: 6265
Loc: Adirondack Mtns, NY

My Ruger 7mm Mag with handloads in the mid 150gr range is a deer killing machine.

“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.”
― Albert Einstein

#3048514 - 11/25/12 06:36 PM Re: 7mm mag or 300 mag [Re: FULLDRAWXX75]
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Bambi Killa

Registered: 11/19/99
Posts: 4106600
Loc: TN

9 times out of 10 when I walk out of the house to deer hunt with a rifle I have either a 7mm rem mag or a 300 win mag in my hand.

My 300 is my favorite rifle.
She is like an extension of me. When she makes noise, stuff dies, simple as that.
Her name is Diana.
Browning A-Bolt with a 3-9X50 Leupold varix II.

MOST of the time, if I can get my sights on it with that rifle, it dies.

With that being said, from my experience from killing a BUNCH of deer, the 7mm mag does more damage to a deer than the 300 does.
It is like until you get out to 250+ yards the 300 just don't get going good to just really pound the deer. However, I don't guess it matters what kind of damage is done when it hits them and they drop where they stand.

Couple of other things.
I shoot Remington Core Lokt ammo out of both. 150 grains, from wal-mart. I don't reload and ain't gonna spend any more than I have to for shells.
Their accuracy has been more than acceptable and out of my 300 it is a friggin tack driver.

I also aim at the center of the shoulder when straight broadside and if not, or if I am in a good mood, I go for the high shoulder / low neck shots.
Complete, total and immediate shut down of all communication.
When I am shooting a centerfire rifle I am not a fan of blood trails.
Bang / flop, go get the deer. That is how I like it.

I don't care what kind of high performance sports car or jacked up four wheel drive you got, if you rip both front wheels off, it ain't going far and however far it goes, it will be easy to follow. \:D

Since you asked, there ya go and in the words of Buckwild, YMMV \:D
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#3048802 - 11/25/12 08:19 PM Re: 7mm mag or 300 mag [Re: RUGER]
16 Point

Registered: 06/19/02
Posts: 19460
Loc: Millington, TN

Ruger's post is the best one on this thread. I share a lot of similarities, except I shoot a 7mm Rem mag...never have shot a 300.

Edited by moondawg (11/25/12 08:20 PM)
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