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coryglidden
05-11-2010, 11:04 AM
Hey guys. Need some advise.

If you had to pick a 7mm or a .308 on the remmington 700 model, why cal would you go with and why?

local shop I know has a remmington 700 in a 7mm, and it is for a good deal, and I am looking for a rifle to get out to 1,000 yards

Thanks for the help!

buffybuster
05-11-2010, 11:16 AM
A 7mm what?

Steve T
05-11-2010, 11:33 AM
FWIW, I would choose .308 because already have other .30 cal rifles and it helps me consolidate on one caliber. A cost savings.

Plus reloading, I can use some the same bullets for .30-06, 30-30 and/or .30 carbine (depending on the loads) as well. More cost savings.

But a 7mm at a good price: purchase it and save it for a trade if you really want .308. Both are more accurate than you are out to 1000 meters.

Steve T.

ShootinMedic
05-11-2010, 11:48 AM
My Rem700 7mm rem Mag is more accurate than I am at any distance!

swerv512
05-11-2010, 12:48 PM
A 7mm what?

this....

7mm-08
284 win
7mm Rem Mag
which 7mm are you talking about?

Jpach
05-11-2010, 1:06 PM
Go 7mm-08. You get great velocity out of pretty much any bbl length. IIRC theres like a 200 fps difference when going from a 15" bbl to a 26". Im going with a 20"-22" for my 7mm-08 AR. It should destroy.

Plus, unlike .260 and other 6.5s, the 7mm isnt too bad on barrel life, so Ive read.

swerv512
05-11-2010, 1:09 PM
i'd consider 284win if you plan on getting a LA that way you can seat the bullets further out....

ar15barrels
05-11-2010, 2:08 PM
If you had to pick a 7mm or a .308 on the remmington 700 model, why cal would you go with and why?

local shop I know has a remmington 700 in a 7mm, and it is for a good deal, and I am looking for a rifle to get out to 1,000 yards

Do you reload?

Read my thread on choosing a longrange cartridge: http://www.caprc.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=34

Big Jake
05-11-2010, 2:21 PM
I have an R700 in .300 Ultra Mag. I would take this over the other two any day of the week for it's awsome power and accuracy!

My 2 cents anyhoo!

Jonathan Doe
05-11-2010, 4:43 PM
7mm BR and 7mm-08 are good rounds.

ILVSMOG
05-11-2010, 6:52 PM
I went through this about 10 years ago and I decided on the 7mm Rem Mag. I have several .308 rifles and wanted somethign different. Also, looking at the ballistics, the 7mm out perfroms the .308 in every category except price. I've been extremely pleased with my 700 police in 7mm and am glad I chose to go that route.

Pthfndr
05-11-2010, 6:58 PM
this....

7mm-08
284 win
7mm Rem Mag
which 7mm are you talking about?

You left out 7x57. You young kids, no respect for tradition :)

Rob454
05-11-2010, 10:09 PM
Hey guys. Need some advise.

If you had to pick a 7mm or a .308 on the remmington 700 model, why cal would you go with and why?

local shop I know has a remmington 700 in a 7mm, and it is for a good deal, and I am looking for a rifle to get out to 1,000 yards

Thanks for the help!

Do you reload your own? How do you plan on getting to 1000 yards? Its not gonna happen with off the shelf ammo. I mean you can probably get on target but probably wont be accurate.

Simply having a gun that is capable of that distance is not enough. you also need the ammo that is made for shooting that far distance

Anyway 7mm gets my vote

gun toting monkeyboy
05-11-2010, 10:53 PM
Ummm... Are you planning on shooting at 1,000 yards with an off the shelf rifle? Is that all you plan on doing with it? Do you reload? If you were just going for a general hunting rifle, either would do. The .308 is easier to find and cheaper to shoot at this point. The 7-08 (I am assuming that is the 7 you are talking about) has a bit less power, but better ballistics. Critters won't really notice one way or the other if you can manage to hit them right. If you are looking at just a 1,000 yard target gun, I would look and see shat the majority of the long range shooters have settled on. There is usually a reason a particular cartridge becomes popular in a specialized sport like that.

-Mb

limitdown
05-12-2010, 3:27 AM
.308 for sure. you don't want your rifle to become a paperweight when you can't find ammo for it 10-15yrs in the future...

swerv512
05-12-2010, 2:08 PM
You left out 7x57. You young kids, no respect for tradition :)

how could i forget that baddest 7mm of all time....
too much video games and TV corrupts the mind :p

choprzrul
05-12-2010, 2:31 PM
Um....how could anyone go wrong with a model 700 in .308???

tileguy
05-12-2010, 5:55 PM
308 so you purchase surplus ammo at a reduced price than 7mm

coryglidden
05-12-2010, 6:24 PM
thanks for the advise guys, going with the .308