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Location: Boise, ID
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7mm Mag. Remington or Weatherby

I'm new to this forum and have been reading several forums over the past few days trying to decide which of these rifles to buy.

I'll be hunting Deer & Elk primarily in Idaho and Wyoming. Ranges from 250 - 400 yards with the latter being under perfect conditions.

I have decided that 7MM Magnum will be the caliber. I'm partial toward Weatherby, finish, stock, overall look and accuracy but the initial cost and cost for ammo later is a big drawback.

Remington's are nice as well. I like the Sendero but perfer the Monte Carlo style stock found on the 700 LSS.

Would you guys that own Remington's give me some feedback regarding the detachable mag versus not and advantages of the Ultra Mag round over the Magnum round for this rifle. I have primarily shot Winchester and Savage in the past. Your comments would be greatly appreciated.

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Location: Nebraska
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7mm Mag. Remington or Weatherby

Well i would have to go with the Remington. Me and my friend shot three, three shot one inch groups at 300 yards with his model 7MM Rem Mag Model 700 ADl. I personaly love the DM and think its a great thing to have for fast reloading if you ever have to.

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Location: Missouri/Arkansas
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7mm Mag. Remington or Weatherby

The 7mm Weatherby Magnum is a definite ace when it comes to long range big game. However, cost and availability are the main issues against it. Recoil isn't generally that much greater than a 7mm Remington Magnum, although the Weatherby rifle is ideal at about 9 1/2 lbs, whereas my 7mm Remington Magnum weighs an even 8 1/2 lbs. Handloaded properly, a 7mm Remington Magnum will achieve the same ballistics as the 7mm Weatherby.

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Location: Boise, ID
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7mm Mag. Remington or Weatherby

Thanks for the feedback guys. Everyone I've asked said to go with the Remington. I have to concur. I have narrowed this down even further. 700 BDL SS DM or the Sendero SF. They have some suttle differences in barrel length and weight but I'll go to my local shop and do the touchy/feely before I decide.

Did you guys have a trigger job done to yours?

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Location: Nebraska
Joined: 08/21/2003
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7mm Mag. Remington or Weatherby

I havent had the chance to get mine done but i have shot many guns with trigger jobs. Jewell is a great one to get but the stock Remington trigger is the best one u will ever get. All u have to do is find somone that can do the job because its not just a few screws and springs to do it. The proper way to do it, u will have to grind out some metal. Once all of this is done u will have the best trigger job u can get soft pull and smooth as can be.

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Location: montana
Joined: 01/05/2004
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7mm Mag. Remington or Weatherby

Today is my first day as a member because I wanted to respond about having a trigger job done to a Remington 700. I have a handload that my rifle would shoot at about an inch on a regular basis. After a trigger job that put my pull at just over 3 pounds, that same load will group into 1/2 inch at 100 yards. Whether the difference in pull is totally responsible, I don't know. The work was done for 40.00 by High Performance Gunsmithing in Hamilton, Montana. If you can't find anyone in your area, maybe you could send your trigger assembly alone to have it done by High Performance. They are on the web at http://www.highperformancegunsmithing.com I believe the address is correct but will double check. Hope this helps. mtmuley

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Location: montana
Joined: 01/05/2004
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7mm Mag. Remington or Weatherby

Today is my first day as a member because I wanted to respond about having a trigger job done to a Remington 700. I have a handload that my rifle would shoot at about an inch on a regular basis. After a trigger job that put my pull at just over 3 pounds, that same load will group into 1/2 inch at 100 yards. Whether the difference in pull is totally responsible, I don't know. The work was done for 40.00 by High Performance Gunsmithing in Hamilton, Montana. If you can't find anyone in your area, maybe you could send your trigger assembly alone to have it done by High Performance. They are on the web at http://www.highperformancegunsmithing.com I believe the address is correct but will double check. Hope this helps. mtmuley

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Location: Boise, ID
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7mm Mag. Remington or Weatherby

mtmuley - I'm familiar with Hamilton, MT. I have completed a lot of Architectural design at many of the Labs and buildings on the RML Campus in Hamilton over the past several years. Thanks for the link.

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Location: Wisconsin
Joined: 12/26/2003
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7mm Mag. Remington or Weatherby

The Weatherby is sweet.If its the gun that will be your favorite for what you want it for, buy it. All the brands are good when you hit your target.But you like the looks and feel of the Weatherby ,save some more and order what You like.If you have some big gun places around put it on a lay away deal and it makes it real afforable then.I do the lay away deal when ever i dont want the warden to find out I just added another shootin iron to my toys.Weatherby makes a 7 mm Rem mag. so the ammo wont be any more for that rifle than brand X.These are just my thoughts on your subject but get what you like cause when you open up that gun case to go shootin ,you will either be smiling all the way to the range or goin, damn I should have bought the Weatherby.Have fun ,its only money and we are just passin through.

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Location: Boise, ID
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7mm Mag. Remington or Weatherby

I ordered a Savage Model 116 in Stainless, 7mm Rem. Mag. today. I weighed all the mfr's and found this to have almost everything at the right price. I'll be replacing the stock with a McMillan and that's about all I'll need to do.

I appreciate all the input from you guys.

Thanks

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Location: hanover, pa
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7mm Mag. Remington or Weatherby

all things being equal the 7mm wby will give you about 200 fps more over the 7mm rem mag.

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