Exactly! Two years ago, I used a 7RM to take an antelope at 507 yards and my bull at 725. It's a great round that flattens game.7mm mag has stood the test of time. Newer calibers tend to fade quickly these days. 7mm brass is simple to find and the caliber is an absolute hammer on deer/elk
I dont reload but i see this statement a lot. I also see the counter that belted cases are reloaded just like non belted and it is a non issue. Guys report great brass life with belted cases.28 Nosler or 280ai.
I see no reason to put up with belted cases anymore.
Tell me what the 7mm rm does better than the 28 Nosler.
Of you go with the less recoil argument than just throw a brake on it. I doubt you can tell the difference at that point.
Keep in mind he said this is a hunting rifle
I dont reload but i see this statement a lot. I also see the counter that belted cases are reloaded just like non belted and it is a non issue. Guys report great brass life with belted cases.
which is it?
This. If you don't reload, 7 RM is def the way to go. If you do reload, 28 Nosler is awesome! I'm shooting 195's at 3050 with Retumbo. It's a lightweight gun for hunting (Manners EH1, Proof Carbon, TL3, Vortex AMG) and I don't use a brake, still have no issue with recoil and spotting impacts.If you load, 28 Nosler
I have a 300 Sherman mag as well as a 7SS and 6.5SS. His designs are awesome. The 300 shoots a 215 Berger at 3100 with 83 grains of H1000. I will definitly be getting the 7 Sherman mag when it comes out.7mm Sherman Magnum
Headstamped ADG brass coming in February
Size of 7RM but no belt. With speeds of 28 Nosler and without rebates rim
I agree, if you aren't gonna try and get full potential from the 28 nosler with barrel length and hand loading, the 7mm mag is probably a better option.I would also add that if you are not going to optimize the rifle to get the most out of the 28 Nosler just stick with the tried and true 7mm Rem mag.
There is not a bad choice between the two.
I should have elaborated my thought more, I was saying I don't think the extra expense for 28 Nosler ammo is worth it unless you are trying to maximize the rounds potential. If I wasn't looking to maximize the 28 and shoot the 195's over 3000 fps, I would have just done a 7rm for the cheaper cost and availability of ammo, while still being a magnum 7mm.Like I said, I'm biased for the 7RM. HOWEVER, I don't follow the logic of having to use a 26" barrel if you go the Nosler route. A 24" nosler should still outrun a 24" rem mag (all other things equal). If we're talking optimizing performance, a 26" barrel is not optimum for either cartridge - you should instead be looking at 30" - 32" barrels.
A 24" barrel should not dictate cartridge selection here....IMO