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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