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  • Wow, March Madness shows the 7mmSTW being beat out by the .280Rem? I thought the 7mmSTW was developed to shoot from horizon to

    Wow, March Madness shows the 7mmSTW being beat out by the .280Rem? I thought the 7mmSTW was developed to shoot from horizon to horizon? I guess this says tons about the .280Rem. Another upset looks like the lonely .308 'short pants' taking honors away from the .264WinMag. Tell me it ain't so. Any guess who the ultimate long range winner is going to be?

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    The ,264 Win is an impressive performer and the selection of available 6.5mm bullets gives it a measure of versatility. The 7mm Rem Mag is another cartridge I can describe in the same terms. However, for the amount of powder you burn and the performance you net, I think the .264 is a bit too overbore to be practical. The 6.5mm-'06 makes sense to me; the .264 Win Mag does not. In terms of versatility and terminal ballistic performance, I regard the .308 as a practical cartridge (for my needs). The .264 Win Mag will definitely reach out there and touch something, as will the 7mm Mag, but I am unlikely to require what either of these cartridges can offer.
    In truth, anything more than a medium-capacity cartridge with bores of .25 to .30 caliber seems to go to waste in my possession, and I don't think of myself as "typical", nor do I argue with those who have needs greater than my own in terms of long-range accuracy and terminal ballistic capability. I haven't worked with the 7mm STW, but the .280 more than fulfilled any reasonable requirement for me.

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    • #3
      I have always preached the merits of the .280 and now it seems like someone else is catching on.

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        Sarge, you are a practical and logical thinker. We've seen a number of cartridges introduced and a few of them withered and died on the shelves soon after. It never made a great deal of sense to me to forsake what works well for what "might" work.

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        • #5
          I have always felt the 280 Rem was the new and improved 30 06 if that makes any sense.With all the better bullets in the last thirty years(design and construction)the 280 is as all around as it gets but with that title being held by 06 it has a limited success.We as shooters don't need all the guns and cal we have but we buy them anyway its what makes shooting fun!

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          • #6
            Just goes to show you that folks vote with their emotions and not practical thinking and logic. Look where we are with Obummer. Speaks volumes for the Mensa candidates here and elsewhere......

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            • #7
              Not to float off point, but Outdoor Life website is also having March Madness with Monster Bucks. These bucks are all fantastic and it’s hard to choose when voting between two.
              Right now there voting on the Midwest bracket, of trophy bruiser bucks.

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              • #8
                I am going on a limb and say the 7mmRemMag will win and edge out the .280Rem and .270Win.

                Anybody else care to guess?

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                • #9
                  jhjimbo I think your right on that one,bigger to a point is better in the shooting world and the 7 rem mag is that.It is a magnum but not a over bore,most shooters can hang with the recoil ammo is abundant its a good choice.

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                  • #10
                    Unfortunately people are selecting the caliber rifle they like rather than what actually is a great distance gun. 30-06 is the likely favorite.

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