The 7mm Remington Magnum drives the wide variety of 7mm bullets, from 120 to 175 grains, at respectable velocities. Several have reported kills with a .243 and the … JavaScript is disabled. Being a “seasoned” hunter, I am naturally drawn to classic knives and firearms. Each cartridge is today the most popular magnum … i am new to reloading an not to worried about doing this any … are absolutely fanatic about its capabilities; those shooters and hunters ignore the comparisons to the .300s and .338s, and just continue to hunt with the 8mm. It’s not the fault of the design; with a 25-degree shoulder for good headspacing—the belt is just a carryover from the H&H design and serves no real purpose—the case capacity of the 8mm Remington Magnum is a good match for the bore diameter. On the other end, the .338 Winchester Magnum offers a selection of bullets from 185 grains to 250 grains; while the 8mm gives a shooter the option of the lighter 125- and 150-grain bullets—the big 8mm Magnum will absolutely give the best results with bullets from 170 grains to 220 grains. The late 1970s wasn’t an especially notable period in cartridge development; like much else during that period of economic stagnation, there just weren’t a whole lot of new releases. 375 Ruger or 338 Win Mag. If you are not reloading .338 lapua is going to be expensive. Looking for previous installments of our "Behind the Bullet" series? The 8mm Remington Magnum belted rifle cartridge was introduced by Remington Arms Company in 1978 as a new chambering for the model 700 BDL rifle. vs. 338. Even though I do handload, sometimes I do not always have time to do so and the .338 Win has plenty of awesome factory loads for any game. Much more than my .338 Lapua. 7mm rem to 338 win mag resize 09-25-2010, 12:17 have a load of 7mm rem mag brass that i wont be using soon. In our opinion, both sides of the 7mm Rem Mag vs. 300 Win Mag fence offers comfortable, efficient ‘seating’! Powders with a burn rate of IMR4350 or slower should give you the results you’re after, and since the cartridge more than likely won’t be see high volume use, a couple hundred pieces of brass could last for decades. The 8mm Remington Magnum does give a slight velocity advantage over the .300 Winchester Magnum, but I highly doubt any game animal could ever tell the difference between a 180-grain .308-inch bullet at 2960 fps and a 185-grain .323-inch bullet at 3080 fps. Holding 99 grains of water, the 8 Mag. Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by appalachian hunter, Feb 11, 2015. The ballistics chart below compares the trajectory of Hornady Precision Hunter and Winchester Expedition Big Game and factory loads for each cartridge. 7mm can be quite fun at a 1.5 miles and further and are really enjoying to shoot. Just wondering if anyone had experience with the .350 and how it shot and killed. I feel those are the biggest man portable systems to hike in with and not rely on a atv or utv. If I could go back in time I’d have never got into the .338 Lapua, or the 28 Nosler for that matter, and have just stuck with the 7RM. Easier on the wallet, shoulder, and barrels. There are plenty of good bullets available, brass is available from a couple of good sources and handloading the Big 8 isn’t a difficult prospect at all. The .300 Winchester Magnum has a slightly longer case length (2.62″ vs 2.5″) as well as a shoulder that sits .156" further forward than the shoulder of the 7mm Rem Mag. 7mm Rem Mag vs 300 Win Mag Conclusion. I have a .338 Win mag now and was thinking of selling it and buying a .350 Rem Mag. The 8mm Magnum spawned a respectable little family, having sired the 7mm STW (Shooting Times Westerner), the .358 STA (Shooting Times Alaskan) and one of my favorite African dangerous game cartridges, the .416 Remington Magnum. Unlike the 7mm Remington and .338 Winchester 2.5” length magnums or the intermediate length .300 Winchester Magnum, the 8mm Remington Magnum was based on the full length .375 H&H Magnum cartridge. In addition, while the 8mm bore is a perfectly viable choice for the big-game hunter, American shooters are historically hesitant to embrace metric calibers. I’m getting excellent groups (0.18-0.20 MOA) out of my current load of 195 EOLs over Retumbo. are great cartridges, but which one is better? This allowed Remington to keep within their preferred cartridge overall length of 3.600” (91.4mm), the M700 action having a magazine … A war’s been raging since 1963. (25 at 4000) 8.5 The 300 win mag was brought out to replicate the 300 H&H; same performance in a shorter action. The 7mm-08 is a bit closer to the 308 and doesn't really come close to the ballistics of the 7mm mag. Since the 7mm-08 and .308 share the same parent case with almost identical capacities, this is more a battle of 7mm versus .30 caliber projectiles than it is about case design. Now it's Ultra Mag or Short Mag that you should look at. might fit the bill. In Europe, the much older 8x68mm S offers very similar performance to the 8mm Magnum, so it is not difficult to see why the international market wasn't exactly kind to the 8mm Remington Magnum either. If you could have one, which would choose? Remington offered two loads for the Big Eight: a 185-grain load at 3080 fps and a 220-grain load at 2830 fps, with both loads generating just about 3,900 ft.-lbs. Mag. After looking at the .338 Win Mag more closely I see that I can load lite, 200 gr-220 gr bullets and not give up a noticeable differanace to the 8mm Mags velocity. The elk hunters I associate use a variety of calibers, including a .338 Winchester Magnum, 300 Winchester, .270 and 7 Mag. Alternatively, you can run 300 grain bullets in the Lapua for amazing BC’s and better 1000+ yard performance. That introduction was, I’m guessing, retaliation against Remington’s 1962 release of its equally famous 7mm Remington Magnum. This video shows the difference in impact force at 1.5 miles. Myself, I use the 300 H&H for deer and elk and the 338 win for moose and bear. Big Stuff--7mm, 30 Cal, .338+ . The case design was therefore very similar to the .300 Weatherby Magnum but differing in shoulder shape and angle. If you do reload, .338 lapua is still going to be expensive. It is, in fact, a perfectly viable cartridge for most of our hunting scenarios, but undoubtedly takes a back seat to both the .300 Magnums and the .338s. certainly delivers magnum performance, yet isn’t grossly overbore; however, the best ballistics and accuracy seem to come from the 26-inch barrels. With comparable bullet weights, the 7mm Mag. 7mm Rem Mag vs 300 Win Mag: Cartridge Sizes. Reloading manual says they are very close almost identical. Based on the full-length .375 Holland & Holland belted case, Remington’s 8mm Magnum represented the first commercial 8mm magnum cartridge to be introduced by an American firm. 7 Rem Mag or 300 Win Mag. There can be no doubt that both are outstanding rifle cartridges. Page 2 of 3 < Prev 1 2 3 Next > Sav .250 Member. Win. I'm going to sell 2 6.5 creedmoor rifles and building one from short action precision Less drift, better barrel life, more energy on target and more impact signature. Like all 7mms, they can fire bullets as light as 100-grains and as heavy as 180-grains. The 8mm (.323-inch) bore diameter uses bullets weighing between 125 and 220 grains, and the big Remington case can certainly push them to a respectable velocity, but the immediate comparisons were drawn to both the .300 Winchester Magnum and the .338 Winchester Magnum. was born. The primary difference between the 338 Win mag and the Lapua is in performance. Joined: Jun 5, 2007 Messages: 3,732 Location: Central Fla. You put yourself in a … Elk Cartridge Showdown: .308 Win vs. .300 Win. Founded by Frank Galli in 2014, Sniper’s Hide has been offering informational videos, podcasts, and other support to it’s users in one location. 338 Win Mag vs 300 Win Mag vs 338 Lapua Ballistics. In 1980, Remington decided there was consumer demand for a commercial version of the 7mm-.308 wildcat, and the 7mm-08 Rem. Both the .270 and 7mm mag. While this isn’t a big deal to the shooter—the bolt pull is only 0.375-inch longer—the manufacturing costs are much higher due to the number of magnum receivers produced. Silver Tip. If it was me, and I was looking for a long range rig, I'd likely look at something like the. tominboise. I have narrowed it down to 7mm or 300 win mag. Thank you help me make this decision, any info would be appreciated. Silver $$ Contributor. I'd definitely say to look into the .300 PRC as the posters above have suggested. In comercial rounds the 7mm STW is hard to beat. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. 338LM. Ammo for either at any place you can buy ammo always. Both of those cartridges are based on the standard .30-06-length action, while the 8mm Remington Magnum requires the longer magnum-length action. If I can find it at every place I've looked, I'm going to sell 2 6.5 creedmoor rifles and building one from short action precision, you should be one of each maybe two one to use and a back up. In short, like the 7mm Rem Mag, the .300 Win Mag is an excellent cartridge that packs more performance than the .30-06 Springfield into a comparably sized package. You can see some of the differences between the .300 Winchester Magnum and 7mm Remington Magnum cartridges in the photo below. Over the last 40 years the 8mm Remington Magnum has had brief moments in the sun; gun writers like Charles Askins, Craig Boddington and Cameron Hopkins have used it with good effect and have sung its praises, and I’ve handloaded the cartridge for a good number of customers. Though it will continue its slide into obscurity, those fans of the 8mm Remington Magnum shall remain faithful, and for someone looking for an all-around choice which isn’t mainstream, the 8mm Rem. Get the American Hunter Insider newsletter for at-a-glance access to industry news, gear, gun reviews, videos and more—delivered directly to your Inbox. Sniper’s Hide is a community of Snipers of all kinds, focusing on long range shooting, accuracy, and ballistics. Both the 7 mag and 300 mag have a place in history and should be put up on the wall next to the 30-30. With 250 grain bullets, the Win Mag is pushing 2650, while the Lapua is just short of 3000 fps. Wind drift and drop are both less critical with that extra speed. Factory ammo is everywhere, performance is something you'll take a LONG time to find limitations if ever. Not surprisingly, there are some significant differences in the ballistics of the three cartridges. Other guns I have are 270 Wby, 416 Rem 45-70 and smaller calibers. The word mag was an old selling point. The plan is to shoot out the barrels and then rebarrel to .300 prc. 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. It is a beltless, rebated rim cartridge based on the .300 Remington Ultra Magnum case shortened .090" and necked-up to accept a 0.338-inch (.338 caliber) bullet. of energy at the muzzle. The .270 Winchester vs. the 7mm Remington Magnum. 7mm Mag no question about it. 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Cartridge (Wb@MV) Rifle Weight: Recoil energy: Recoil velocity.17 HMR (17 at 2550) 7.5: 0.2: n/a.17 Hornet (20 at 3650) 8.5: 0.6: 2.0.17 Rem. So, with the .338’s heavier bullet and a 30-year head start, it isn’t hard to understand why the 8mm had an uphill drag from the get go. will supersede the velocities of the .30-06 Springfield ; though the ’06 can use heavier bullets, the 7mm of equal weight will offer a better Sectional Density. Thread Status: Not open for further replies. It looks like to me that the .338 had the edge. Well I passed on the 8mm Rem Mag. With 300 grain bullets, the win mag throws them at ~2300 fps, whil… If I was forced to choose between the 375 Ruger and the 338 WM, I would pick the 338-06, hands down. If you could have one, which would choose? I’ve found that those who’ve adopted the 8mm Rem. I want a magnum caliber but sont want to get into the chytac or something crazy. As well as our in-depth look at the 7mm Remmington Magnum. Everyone I've talked to said to get away from the belted magnum. If you happen to find yourself on a big-game hunt with an 8mm Remington Magnum in hand, you could do a whole lot worse. an example is both of them with a 150 grain bullet, and also same bullet type. by Philip Massaro - The 8mm Remington Magnum's parent case is the .375 H&H Magnum.It is a very long and powerful cartridge that cannot be used in standard length actions, such as those that accommodate the .30-06 Springfield. The .338 RUM is a well balanced cartridge ideal for hunting large bodied game at close to extended ranges. These will give substantially better performance than the 308 and won't burn barrels nearly as fast as the 7mm mag. Not everyone was idle; Remington announced a new magnum cartridge in 1978: the 8mm Remington Magnum. The 50s and 60s saw a barrage of new cartridges, many of them going on to become classics, but the 70s—not so much. The .325 Winchester Short Magnum, which came around in 2005, mimics the performance of the 8mm Magnum, but that cartridge hasn’t exactly had the warmest of receptions, either. Privacy Policy   •   Contact Us   •   Warnings   •   FAQs   •  © 2020 National Rifle Association of America, Remington Model 700 American Hunter Rifle Project, Women On Target® Instructional Shooting Clinics, Volunteer At The Great American Outdoor Show, Marion P. Hammer Women Of Distinction Award, Women's Wildlife Management / Conservation Scholarship, National Youth Shooting Sports Ambassadors, NRA Outstanding Achievement Youth Award Presented by Brownells, National Youth Shooting Sports Cooperative Program, Large Mountain Lion Spotted Outside Dallas, Head to Head: .308 Winchester vs. .30-06 Springfield, Head to Head: .444 Marlin vs. .45-70 Government, 2020 National Rifle Association of America. Was just wondering how they compare? The following ammunition cartridge ballistics information and chart can be used to approximately compare .338 Lapua Magnum vs 7mm-08 Remington ammo rounds. 375 Ruger vs 338 Win Mag for AK 11-30-2014, 20:10. Please note, the following information reflects the estimated average ballistics for each caliber and does not pertain to a particular manufacturer, bullet weight, The current Remington Premier factory load drives the 200 grain Swift A-Frame PSP bullet (SD .274) at a MV of 2,900 fps with a ME of 3,734 ft. lbs. The 8mm Remington Magnum is based on a full (.375 H&H) length magnum case. 1.- 7mm Rem Mag Browning X-Bolt Stainless Stalker 2.- 7mm Rem Ultra Mag Remington 700 XCR RMEF I'm considering changing the barrel on the Remington700 for a .338 Broughton 5C so instead of having a 7mm Rem Ultra Mag maybe a .338 EDGE would be a nice addition to my collection. 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. Case length of the .338 RUM is 2.760” (70.1mm), being .090” (2.3mm) shorter than the 7mm, .300 and .375 Ultra Magnums which have a case length of 2.850” (72.4mm). 7mm is a lot cheaper to shoot than 338. Mag. The 8mm (.323-inch) bore diameter uses bullets weighing between 125 and 220 grains, and the big Remington case can certainly push them to a respectable velocity, but the immediate comparisons were drawn to both the .300 Winchester Magnum and the .338 Winchester Magnum. Ballistics comparison video between the 7mm Remington Magnum vs the 300 Winchester Magnum. Something I can find factory ammo for at local places and want to use it for maybe hunting but also long range. But I know that they can be misleading. If you are determined to use the 7mm bullets look at the 280 rem, 280 improved, and 284 win. 300 win mag vs 338 win mag vs 7 rem mag. Yes, there is a greater frontal diameter with the 8mm, but the .30-caliber offers a higher sectional density. I want a magnum big caliber but what would you choose. You must log in or register to reply here. That’s the year Winchester brought to market its now famous 300 Winchester Magnum. 338 is easier to spot at distance. The 338 is a 33 cal magnum that just punches a bigger hole than the 300 . 7mm Rem Mag vs 300 Win Mag – Comparing Cartridge Sizes The differences between the 7mm Rem Magnum and the .300 Winchester Magnum rounds are shown in the table above. Mag. Firstly, both rounds are belted mags based on the .375 H&H Magnum cases . Just picked up 2000 190 LR hybrids to try out. If you find a deal on a 8mm Remington Magnum rifle and you handload your own ammunition, I see no reason to turn it down. 28 inch barrel at 2880 fps. We shot and compared three popular options to help you decide on the best elk cartridge for your style of hunting The .338 Remington Ultra Magnum has a similar case capacity as the .338 Lapua Magnum and somewhat lower than that of the .338-378 Weatherby Magnum. would it be possible to resize the neck up to .338 for my 338 win mag? That’s splitting hairs for on-game performance, but makes a pretty big difference for long range shooting. 2)) Load both of them with exact same bullet grain weight(150, 165, or 180 grain, etc.) The first two hits are 7mm hornady 162gr Eldm impacts. This means it is restricted to use in single shot rifles, double rifles, and bolt action rifles with "magnum" length actions. Basically a 30-06 magnum. Also what are some opinions on the 7mm rem mag vs 7mm rem ultra mag. Friday, April 12, 2019. I love the 7 Rem Mag. In this cartridge comparison of the 7mm Rem Mag vs .300 Win Mag, we are dealing with two cartridges that each carry loyal users and often find themselves the subject of heated debate on numerous firearm forums and within hunting lodges. Mag. That said, I shoot the 7mm remington magnum and just ordered a .300 winchester magnum.