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For those of you that own one whats your likes and dislikes of this rifle? Also what caliber do you have? I'm thinking of getting one in either 308 Win,350 Rem mag ,or 300 WSM . I really like the looks of the Remington Model 7 CDL just not sure which caliber I'm leaning mostly towards the 308 since my other rifle is a 300 Remington Ultra Mag.
 

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My Model 7FS is one of the older Model 7 rifles..It is in 7mm-08 which I would choose over a 308 any day, but if it could be had in a 350 Remington I could go that route as well.My Model 7 is as light as a feather and is easy to lug around, especially when I'm climbing hills all day long.The short barrel doesn't catch on bushes or laurel when navigating through such thickets.Accuracy is on par with any other bolt action...There is really nothing not-to-like about a Model 7.
 

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Big Ken has hit the nail on the head! I dont have a Model 7 since I'm Left Handed but I do have some model 700's and encores that I have short barrels on for the reasons listed one of which is a 350 magnum with a 20" barrel. I also have a browning micro hunter in 22-250 and it is Model 7 sized, drives tacks for accuracy with my hand loads. I wish big green would make the small model 7 in left handed.
 

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my son bought a model seven, back in 1985 at the age of 12 years old(naturely it was in my name). but the 7mm 08 was his chioce. loves it. late on he bought a mag caliber, went with the 7mm stw. this way it cuts down on loading supplies and has the best of both worlds. both guns are tack drivers
 

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Many years ago my huntin' bud bought his youngest son one in 7mm-08 for his first deer season. It was the older 18.5" barrel/walnut version.

We were pleasantly surprised as to how accurate that thing was. When Remington came out with the 20" barrel/synthetic SS version, my bud bought one for himself, also in 7mm-08.

That thing was also a tack driver, with his 140gr Btip loads and a joy to tote in deer season. In my opinion they are great little rifles. Hunted with that one several times myself and shot it often.

Only reason I've never gotten one myself, is because I built a 20" barrel M98 in 8x57 years ago and didn't really need another bolt action carbine.
 

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I have one of the originals with the pencil thin 18" barrels in 708. I still use it and have probably taken more deer with it than any other single gun, only thing close to it would be my TC Renegade. It isn't very accurate at about 2" but that is very fine out to at least 200yds on deer. Longest shot with it was an 8 pointer right at 200 yards. My daughter took her first few deer with it.
 

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I would go with a .308 because of ammo. availability and variety of ammo. for it. The .308 is great caliber takes a backseat to the 30-06, only. Nothing to sneeze at what this caliber can do out on the field, and a decent brush round, too.
 

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I have 3,SS 7mm-08,.243 and a .260! Excellent rifle,the 7mm-08 is also a great caliber choice...
 

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B.D.MAGNUM said:
I would go with a .308 because of ammo. availability and variety of ammo. for it. The .308 is great caliber takes a backseat to the 30-06, only. Nothing to sneeze at what this caliber can do out on the field, and a decent brush round, too.
308 is a great round, but to me is like using a five-iron to golf an entire match...It can be done, but is best at nothing...A cartridge for the "one-gun" owner.,,I think that the Model 7 did more to make the 7mm-08 famous than any other rifle, and today many "specialists" see the 7mm-08 in a Model 7 as probably the close to perfect combo for Pa. hunting...I don't think a 175 gr. Partition from the 7mm-08 would do a bear any good either.
 

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I no nothing off golf. It's all preference, I suppose. Can't go wrong with either caliber for hunting here in Pa. I like the .308 a little better than a 7mm-08, because it is a .30 caliber. I would sooner plug a bear with a .308 over a 7mm-08, anyday. Like a NASCAR driver will say about his (beast of an engine) "There is no substituting for cubic inch".
 

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Either or......neither will pull away from the other in the PA woods. Neither will leave you hanging. neither kick hard, and both are inherently accurate.
 

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Have 2 in 7mm08 now, had a 243, 308, and 223 previously. All shot exceptionally well and are great if you do a good bit of walking while hunting.
 

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i have a 300 saum, and two 7mm saums all in model sevens. i had a 22-250 and i have been able to get all 4 of them under an inch with handloads at 100 yrds. the model 7 is my favorite. if your thinking 300 wsm, look into the 300 saum, ballistically they are twin brothers, but remington did not market the 300 saum very well. i can touch 3 shots at 100 yards with 180 nosler ballistic tips. the best thing about the saum is there are alot of the model 7 ss synthetics out ther for under $500. the only downside is it is becoming a reload only caliber. just my opinion
 

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You are correct..last year I got a heck of a deal on five boxes of Remington factory loads for the 7mm SAUM..Like $13/box..So I bought the five boxes..Only then did I realize that I didn't own a rifle for those shells, so I went to Gunbroker and bought a NIB laminated Model 7 for under $500..As soon as I received my rifle, I put the standard Leupold 3X9 Compact on it and sighted it in..Next , I fired a five shot group with those factory shells....5/8"......Good enough!......I imagine that somewhere down the line I'll have to do some handloading for this, but then these five boxes may just last me forever, but anyway, it's a great shooting gun.
 

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I think it's a shame that remington discontinued the stainless synthetic and the youth models.I had a ss/syn model 7 in .308.It shot so so but it handles nice,fit me good and I never missed a deer with.I used it for several seasons and sold it because I could really never get it to shoot better than 1 3/4 at 100 yards.In hindsight,I miss that gun and it was plenty accurate for what I used it for.
 

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Big Ken said:
You are correct..last year I got a heck of a deal on five boxes of Remington factory loads for the 7mm SAUM..Like $13/box..So I bought the five boxes..Only then did I realize that I didn't own a rifle for those shells, so I went to Gunbroker and bought a NIB laminated Model 7 for under $500..As soon as I received my rifle, I put the standard Leupold 3X9 Compact on it and sighted it in..Next , I fired a five shot group with those factory shells....5/8"......Good enough!......I imagine that somewhere down the line I'll have to do some handloading for this, but then these five boxes may just last me forever, but anyway, it's a great shooting gun.


That's when you know you have too many guns.
 

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I FORGOT, I OWNED A 7MM-08 THAT I COULD NOT FIND A LOAD TO SHOOT BETTER THAN 1 3/4 INCHES, PLENTY GOOD FOR HUNTING BUT NOT GOOD ENOUGH WHEN YOU PUT THE TIME IN TO RELOAD. I SOLD TO MY FATHER IN LAWS FARM HAND AND SHE SHOT TWO DEER WITH IT LAST YEAR WITH MY 1 3/4 HANDLOADS. PLENTY GOOD GROUPS I SHOULD HAVE KEPT THE GUN
 

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I have one in .243. Its a great little gun, very nice for carrying around the mountains all day. The action on it is very nice, and it is just as accurate as any of the other bolt actions I have.
 

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between me and my father we have 260, 7mm-08, 308, and 300 wsm

we love em......especially for those huntingdon county hills

i just dont understand why remington doesnt make the stainless version in the non saum calibers anymore....Man if you can find one of them snag it cause it took me a while to find mine....that is at a decent price.
 
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