We put 3 popular cartridges to a head-to-head-to-head test vs. .300 Win. It's almost, but not quite, comparing apples to oranges. Size.300 Win Mag bullets are 7.8mm (.308 inches) in diameter, and the case measures 2.62 inches..30-06 bullets are also 7.8mm in diameter, but the case measures 2.49 inches long.. I love havivg the option to reach out and touch something with this rifle, but this thing does not have the knock down pwer I want. Prev. Nosler and Hornady load both 7mm Remington Magnum and .280 Ackley ammunition; looking at their data you’ll see a difference of 90 to 100 fps between the two, with the belted 7mm Magnum giving the higher velocities (with a 162-grain Hornady ELD-X, the 7mm Mag. I fired the 7mm and then switched the bbl to the 300 Win.Mag.. First thing i noticed was enough added recoil that i had to be VERY carefull to keep from having the scope hit me. Recoil is different for each person and it is different for each rifle. I've owned both in the Rem 700 BDL and over the course of 15 yrs that I owned the 300 Win mag it split the stock in 3 different places while the 7mm Rem mag stock is still going strong. If you're getting something to shoot for fun, go with the 7mm Rem. If you can handle a 12 gauge the 7 mag is nothing more than maybe a 3" 20 gauge. Just food for thought. 300 Mag carries more energy within all but very long-range distances and can handle heavier bullets. I like my 7mm Rem Mag and recoil on it doesn't bother me that much, but then again I got an adjustable slip on recoil pad I added to give me a more comfortable shouldering length. However, despite the differences in case length, the cartridges are the exact same overall length. Add to that the chamber’s maximum 0.315-inch throat diameter, and you’re adding the “hot dog down a hallway” effect that makes it hard to get the .308-inch bullet to enter the rifling at a consistent angle, as Quinlen explains it. 300WM will kick a lot more and has more energy and a bit more hitting power. In the case of the 7mm Rem Mag vs .30-06, we do see some differences that warrant some discussion when it comes to the topic of accuracy. ... (300 Win Mag and 7mm Rem Mag) in my safe. For example, when fired from the exact same rifle, a .300 Win Mag load firing a 165 grain bullet has about 25% more recoil than a 7mm Rem Mag load firing a 150 grain bullet at a similar muzzle velocity. 2)) Load both of them with exact same bullet grain weight(150, 165, or 180 grain, etc.) I have killed elk with the .270 and the .300. Would primarily be used for Elk and Deer. Which is sort of an explanation of why I have the .300. 1; 2; 3; Next. with 200 NP's against the 7 Rem. Similar to the case with the 7mm WSM vs 7mm Rem Mag, the 300 WSM and .300 Win Mag factory loads often fire the exact same bullet at virtually identical velocities. I have a collection of guns mostly for deer hunting from 6.5 to 06 to 308, 270, 7x57, 30-30, 35 and so on. with a 168 grain bullet with a 300 Win mag with a 168 grain bullet, the 7mm will deliver higher amounts of down range energy with less wind drift than the 300 Win mag because of a higher ballistic coefficient. Like all 7mms, they can fire bullets as light as 100-grains and as heavy as 180-grains. Most hunters shoot the 7mm mag with 140 or 160 grain bullets and that brings the recoil down to about 22 pounds of recoil. If you prefer 7mm go with the Rem mag if you like 30cal go the the win mag. However, and this is pure personal opinion, I don't like putting the 7mm mag and the .300 in the same category. Again, they shoot about the same ballistically but you get a bit more power with the 300 Win Mag. Both do the same job at the same distances you just have to tweak loads to suit. Feb 1, 2016 #14 VAspeedgoat Well-known member. Depending on which 7mm mag you choose the energy pound of recoil range from 19 to 29 pounds, in comparison a 12 gauge with 3" mag load is about 58 pounds. If they 7 mag case was a .300 win mag necked down, then I would say they are the same, but the 7 mag case is shorter, and for some weird reason that bugs me. The 7mm is kind of in between, but I got a smokin good deal on it. Mag. Joined ... Any of the calibers listed above would work fine but the 7mm would generally have a little less recoil. has a little less recoil compared to the 300 firing 180 with like stock designs. 7mm mag vs 300 win mag. looking for some direction. I'm a 30 cal fan so would go the the 300. In general .30 cal bullets have a lower BC than 7mm, 6.5, and 6mm bullets. Thanks If you plan on using factory ammo the 7mm rem mag almost never reaches posted ballistics IME. Recoil on my 300WSM vs my buddies 300 WinMag ( both Savage BVSS ) the 300WSM is more of a push than a punch. 50 BMG is only about equal to a 10 gauge. If you're getting something to hunt larger animals with and need some serious power, go 300WM. This is my fisrt season to use this rifle, and I have had some pretty weird things happen with this rifle. You may also want to consider some of the the short mags. One is a Steyr SBS Forester and the other is a Sako AV. they should produce the same recoil (according to Newton). Good Shooting Re: 7mm rem mag vs 300 win mag The game would be anything from gemsbok and wildebeest down to sprinkbokkies in the kalahari, freestate areas, wich could range from 200-400m shots.I was also looking at the 160 gr bullets in 7mm wich I believe should be more than enough for gemsbok at those ranges.Especially the barnes vortx 160gr ammo. with 175 NP's. Page 1 of 2 1 2 Next > clemsonguy81 remington 700 cdl 30-06! Hard to pick a favorite. Keep in mind no one has died from recoil of a 7mm mag. A 300 win mag will do it all, theDude is excellent at providing some insight on shot. 300 win mag vs 300 prc The .300 Winchester Magnum is redlined right off the bat, thanks to its belted case. It sounds like you have experienced some harder recoiling guns already so you should be fine. I am liking what I see about the 7mm mag but a lot of people use the 300w/m . .308 ammo is the easiest to acquire, w/ the most variety of factory loads, followed by .300, with 7mm coming in last. So I gave them to a hunting buddy that shoots a 300 win Mag and he loves them. Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by CYANIDEGENOCIDE, Dec 5, 2009. The ballistics coefficient is what determines that. Recoil is worse with a .300. ... At that point the recoil in the 300 Win is a lot less forgiving. In the table below rifle weight is given in pounds, free recoil energy is given in foot pounds, and free recoil velocity is given in feet-per-second. I have a .270 Win, a 7mm Rem Mag, and a .300 Win Mag. 7mm mag Vs 300win mag. vs. 7mm Rem. Does the perfect muley cartridge really exist? For me, the 7mm firing 175 gr. I would go 300 win mag, because I plain like 30 cals. 7mm Rem Mag vs. 300 Win Mag 1)) Load each of them with the very ‘maximum’ amount of powder each case will safely hold, and also with exact same type of powder. 300 SAUM and its felt recoil is considerably less than that of the 300 win mag or 300 weatherby mag, and is matches closely to the trajectory of the 300 win mag. Truly appreciate you watching the videos!Cinder blocks with these two power houses!! One day i was testing the 300 Win. Jump to Latest Follow 21 - 40 of 45 Posts. If both rifles have the same weight etc. I have a Rem. Weight of the bullets in grains does not mean it is better in the wind. The 7mm Mag will give me a charlie horse after a few shots and the .300 Win Mag does not do that to me.7mm Mag shooting a 175gr bullet at 2,870fps out of a 9 pound rifle. 1. runs at 2940 fps and the .280 AI runs at 2850 fps). Recoil is 21.7 energy pounds.The .300 Win Mag shooting a 180gr bullet at 2,960fps out of an 8.5 pound rifle. 7mm Rem Mag vs 300 Win Mag. My elk rifle is a .338. I can shoot my 300 H & H well but I don't like the recoil and never shoot more than a box at a range session. The 7mm will have the flattest trajectory of the three, with the .308 having a rainbow trajectory by comparison. While there is not a huge difference in the recoil when just looking at the two cartridges in general, there is a slight increase in recoil energy of the 7mm Rem Mag cartridge. Here is a direct comparison of 300 Win Mag firing the popular 178gr A-MAX vs 7mm Rem Mag firing the popular 162gr A-MAX. The 7mm shoots .284-inch diameter bullets through bores .28-inch across, but only two use this Imperial measuring system in their titles: .280 Remington and .284 Winchester, both excellent but under-rated “standard” velocity cartridges. Stay relaxed, square shoulders and body to rifle. It just seems to kill elk a lot better than the .270. This year I have been using a 7mm mag. which has more recoil and which would you recamend for a 15 year old thats 5 ft 8 in and 165 lbs. I am looking to get something for going larger and longer out west type hunting. When comparing the 7mm Rem. Pretty much the same argument 708 vs 308. If I wanted something bigger than a 300 … ... 7mm Mag has better long-distance ballistics and is easier on the shoulder. 300 win mag vs 7mm rem mag? Mag. Discussion in 'Firearms' started by clemsonguy81, Feb 6, 2009. More in the head then the body of felt recoil. I have one on my .338 Rem Ultra Mag and it is very pleasant to shoot. The 7mm and the .300 have the same parent case, and the recoil … No biggie in my book. In fact, the difference in published velocity is often smaller for the 300 WSM vs 300 Win Mag than the 7mm WSM and 7mm Rem Mag. mag. The first is recoil. That being said, the .300 Win Mag has more recoil than the 7mm Rem Mag. an example is both of them with a 150 grain bullet, and also same bullet type. I would not recommend shooting 50 rounds first time out from prone though. I'm trying to establish the recoil difference if both a 308 win and a 7mm Rem Mag are loaded with 150gr bullets to 2950 ft/s. I do not have a 7mm Rem Mag as my Deer Rifle is a .264 Win Mag & my Elk & Beer rifle is a 300 H & H. Why 7mm Rem Mag over 300 Win Mag simple recoil. In the same weighted rifles the recoil is noticeably different. 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