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    What caliber?

    Hey guys.
    Im looking at buying a new rifle. I however am unsure of caliber, Already got a 6.5 creedmoor but I want something bigger that I can take out further. I want something I can stretch out to 700 meters if I really need too. Price of ammo isnt really an issue as I would only use it for deer and the od pig, use the creedmoor for goats etc. Id be hand loading too. Setup would probably be a 20 inch to 22 inch barrel with a over barrel suppressor. Anything in the 7mm range would be nice or somewhere around there. Im looking at 7mm rem mag but want to hear your guys thoughts.
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    7mm Rem mag is hard to beat imho. There's a bunch of other flashy calibers out there but they don't offer a great deal over the humble 7RM in my opinion.

    I shoot 7RM with a 168 Berger doing 3050fps out of a 21.5" barrel which is ample for what you want.
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    7mmRM to be sure, unless you want to go to 338LM
    but 7mmRM will do what you want no question asked

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    what does it go like on lighter animals like fellow. Im assuming ur shooting vld?

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    Never shot a fallow... Shot a yearling red hind with it the other day, made a pretty big hole in the base of the neck.

    Using 168VLD
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    There's a Tika 300WSM for sale on here, and its a good deal. Cut that back to 20-22" and it would be ducks nuts.

    https://www.nzhuntingandshooting.co....-rifles-45248/
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    Buy good earmuffs
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moa Hunter View Post
    Buy good earmuffs

    Heard of suppressors? Dock 2-4", add a suppressor, recover the lost velocity through hand loading.
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    7mm rem mag ticks all the boxes.
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    A shortened rem mag or 7 SAUM would work well for what you are after or even a .284 win, the 7 saum and .284 will be harder to find than just going and buying a new rem mag.

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    +1 for 284 or SAUM, my pick would be 284 given what you’ve what you have stated. Only down side is you have to hand load.

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    heard the 7mm saum brass is very dear

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    7mm rem mag or 300 win mag, plenty of ammo in the shops if you don’t reload and easy to sell on if it’s not for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toby132 View Post
    heard the 7mm saum brass is very dear
    Not at all 100 Norma brass for $200 off gunworks or most wholesalers

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    does it have anything over the rem mag?

 

 

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