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7 mm Remington Magnum

Is the 7 mm rem mag better at taking large heavy game such as moose more humanly and/or at longer ranges than the 30-06 ?

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That's a hard one to answer.

That's a hard one to answer. Both are capable of a decent long range shot but what do you consider long range? Before the 7mm Remington mag was even a glimmer on a cartridge designers piece of paper the 06 was taking animals at ranges that surprised many.

One thing that the 7mm has over the 06 is that for the same weight bullet the ballistic coefficient is going to be greater because of a long skinny bullet as opposed to a shorter fatter one. Which would give it the edge for a longer shot.

I have both calibers and I would not hesitate taking either one of them on a hunt for any animal from here to Alaska. And if you do your part in putting the bullet where it belongs when you shoot a animal both of them will humanly kill it.

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I have both calibers

Critter wrote:

I have both calibers and I would not hesitate taking either one of them on a hunt for any animal from here to Alaska. And if you do your part in putting the bullet where it belongs when you shoot a animal both of them will humanly kill it.

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Covered it. If my shots were liimited to 300 yards and under either would fit the bill quite confidently. If I was a long range sniper the 7mm mag would have a edge due to a slight advantage advantage in trajectory from 300 to 400 and a greater advantage beyond that with the right bullet.

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