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What do you think is better for long range shooting the 7mm rem mag or the 30-06?

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  • What do you think is better for long range shooting the 7mm rem mag or the 30-06?

    What do you think is better for long range shooting the 7mm rem mag or the 30-06?

  • #2
    That one is easy the 7MM Mag.

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    • #3
      7 Mag.

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      • #4
        They are both quite comparable with max range of about 600 yards for hunting game the size of deer. They both stay supersonic for 1000 yards with the right bullets. They can both be quite accurate given a good rifle and highly accurate bullets like Bergers.

        The 7mm Mag made its reputation with small fast bullets but at long range, it is best to shoot heavy for caliber bullets in both of them. At that range they start to look much more alike. The 7mm Mag has caused many a shooter to learn to flinch and jerk because of its fast recoil. That is why you will not find too many of them on the benchrest circuit and why you will find a lot of them used at gun shows.

        Neither case design is considered optimum for long range accuraccy by today's standards. The 7mm WSM case design burns powder more consistently and yields more velocity at a lower recoil than either of the two.

        If you are serious about long range shooting, you have better choices. The 6.5x284, the .308 Rem, the .300 Win (or even better, the .300 Dakota with better case design), the .30/378 or the .338 Lapua. Your choice depends on how you want to use it and how much you can spend for ammo.

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        • #5
          JMO~~Do to the Recoil factor: I would pick the 06 over the 7mm/Rem Mag...A day of shooting with an 06..is better then 1/2Hr of 7mm/Rem Mag...Just Saying.

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