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Is the 7mm Remington magnum over?

Been in a few shops including Shyda's in Lebanon that have told me they don't stock new rifles in the Big 7 because it doesn't sell anymore. Seems folks have realized the .300 Win Mag is all that and more. We've also seen the more recent 7mm mags fall flat on their face. It was once a sensation but not any longer apparently. The .300 Win always did bring more to the table IMHO.

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Re: Is the 7mm Remington magnum over?

Not to me. Just bought one last year and love it! It has a BOSS, and the recoil is pleasant. Very accurate too. Will be my "go to" rifle when hunting areas where longer shots are a possibility.

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Re: Is the 7mm Remington magnum over?

I see what you're saying, but no, it will never be over. The 7mm Rem and .300 Win are two of the most popular magnums in the world in terms of sales for ammo and rifles. I do not own a 7mm, but have used the cartridge for a few deer because 2 of my family members and 2 of my friends use them. I'm a .300 Win Mag owner though and I agree that the big .30 is a clear winner in the big game arena. However, the reason the 7mm shines with a lot of people is because of recoil only slightly above the .30-06 with flatter trajectory and a bit more energy. I'm not a huge fan of the 7mm myself, but it does most things pretty well and is ALMOST as versatile as a .30 cal magnum. As for seeing them in the PA woods, there are quite a few I'd say, but I'd rather have my .30-06 in hand because you gain absolutely nothing over the .30-06 with a 7mm at woods ranges. Actually, you could say there's no real helpful difference between the two inside of 250 yards. And as much as I like my .300, you certainly don't need that in the woods either. From what I've seen in a few instances, and this isn't meant to bash the 7mm, but it seems to have a tendency to destroy a lot of tissue and the deer stays on its feet.

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Re: Is the 7mm Remington magnum over?

Wouldn't surprise me a bit that after 54 years the 7 Rem is losing its appeal to gun buyers. I was never a fan. Couldn't see why a guy wouldn't just buy an '06 if that's the level of performance he was looking for. If a guy wants a Magnum and is going to make that much noise and burn extra powder .....he may as well buy one of the .300's and have something.

But the 7 Rem is in no way over. Just like the .300 Savage......there are so many of them out there that they'll still be common 50 years from now.

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Re: Is the 7mm Remington magnum over?

They might not be selling many new rifles in 7mm Mag but there are plenty of them out there.
The 7mmMag with factory ammo isn't a big gain over the 30'06 but with handloads it shines.
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Re: Is the 7mm Remington magnum over?

I meant is it over as far as new rifle sales? There is a ton of them out there and they'll always be around. But then the 7mm STW, RUM, WSM, and SAUM have all been resounding flops. And the 7mm Weatherby never made much of a dent either. I don't predict much from the .28 Nosler either.

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Re: Is the 7mm Remington magnum over?

The only way it might be "over" is that so many people already have them. Mine is the most accurate rifle that I own and I have harvested a lot of pretty large game with it.
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Re: Is the 7mm Remington magnum over?

A lot of people already have .243's, .270's, 30-06's, and .300 Win Mags too but they remain top sellers.

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Re: Is the 7mm Remington magnum over?

So because a few shops you've been to say they're not selling them as much anymore means it's over? Okay.
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Re: Is the 7mm Remington magnum over?

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So because a few shops you've been to say they're not selling them as much anymore means it's over? Okay.
What's your research showing you? Feel free to include sales statistics because I'd love to see some.

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