Please let us know what you place on it for a scope, and how well it shoots. Are you hunting where things are really open, or do you just like your bullets really moving?
Yeah, I'm still trying to decide what scope to put on it. I don't want to just through a cheapy on it, but I don't want to spend an arm and a leg either. I got the 7mm mag because I'm hoping to go elk hunting in a couple of years, plus Missouri is suppose to have elk in the next five or so years (if everything works out).
I always suggest shooters/hunters plan around 250.xx for a good scope. If you have another couple of hundred the 400-500 dollar ones are better, but not twice as good just a little better. The scope selling for less then 200.xx are a noticeable step down.
Yeah, I was torn between the 7mm mag and 300 WM. What factory ammo do you guys recommend for this rifle. I don't know a clue about reloading or have the equipment, so for now I will stick with factory loads. Any suggestions?
Last edited by gawith0413; 10-11-2011 at 10:23 AM.
Hopefully some of the users of the 7mm mag will chime in but I would think that you would want to stay at 150gr and above. I know the 7mm-08 and 7mm mauser are factory loaded with the 140s. Having the extra case capacity would call for more bullet weight unless you are looking for hyper speed.
I dont use factory ammo. The best thing I could suggest is to try a few of the name brands and see which is most accurate.
If memory serves me correctly I tried Remington 150 gr core locks when I first bought the gun and they were pretty accurate. I dont like core lock bullets so I would stop short of reccomending them.
Don't have the $$ to get set up for hand loading, and don't really put enough rounds downrange to justify the costs . . . . yet.
Started hunting with Winchester Silver Tips. Hit two deer, the first of which got up and ran off. (My fault for not putting another round between the antlers while he was down) Had to slit the throat of the second one. Neither bullet penetrated the chest cavity. Called my father-in-saw who said he'd used Core-Lokt bullets for years. Started using them and have had great luck with them, putting two or three in the freezer every year.
Use Core-Lokt 150 grain in my .270, .30/30 and .300 Savage.
Use 100 grain in my 6mm Remington, too.
Can't complain about the results I've gotten . . . . . .