If you could own one or the other which would you choose?
+1. Read a great article in Outdoor Life a few years ago where a professional elk guide was asked to compare the 7mmRM to the .30-06. He claimed there wasn't a nickel's worth of difference in effectiveness on elk between the two. Looking at ballistics, it seems he wasn't off the mark. The difference between the '06 and the 7mmRM seems about the same as that between the '06 and the .270 (going in the other direction).moosehunter said:I went .300 Win. Mag here because I think it can do everything the 7mm can do and plus a little more.
I bet a 160gr .264" bullet from one of the .264/6.5mm mags would give it a run for its money.Big Ken said:My only gripe with the 300 Magnum is the intense recoil, much more so than the 7mm Magnum...And I don't think you will find a deeper penetrating bullet than a 175 gr. 7mm slug for the really big stuff......As for long range deer hunting, it would be awful tough to beat a 140 gr. Ballistic Tip out of a 7mm magnum