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    The 7 mm Remington mag like just about everything else between a 22 long rifle, a 30-06 and a 375 H&H was created to sell guns. Winchester came out with their 338 Win mag and their 264 Win mag in 1958 and 1959 respectively in their time proved model 70 rifle. In 1962 Remington countered with their then new model 700 rifle in Remington's new chambering the 7 mm mag. So at that time there was essentially an arms race giving us a 264, a 284 (7mm) and a 338 caliber magnums and then Winchester counters in 1963 coming out with their new 300 Win mag, filling the gap with a 308 caliber magnum offering even though the 300 H&H mag had been around for decades before. Just prior to the 300 Win mag Norma came out with their 308 Norma mag but it died probably because they only offered the chambering and not a rifle. Then in 1978 Remington came out with their 8 mm Mag giving us a 323 caliber mag (my favorite) and it goes on and on to now the new rage the short magnums. Then you can throw into the mix that two guys in 1953 which pre dates all of the above came out with the 7 mm Sharp & Hart magnum after their namesake that is ballistically superior to the Remington 7 mm mag by about 150 fps even though they look almost identical the S&H has a bit more powder capacity. To my knowledge only Schultz and Larsen offered this chambering on a commercial bases. All of this is probably much more than you wanted to know but now you know it. To answer your question; yes a 7 mm mag is a good deer cartridge but it has a lot of company and the list is growing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by h2oking View Post
    The 7 mm Remington mag like just about everything else between a 22 long rifle, a 30-06 and a 375 H&H was created to sell guns. Winchester came out with their 338 Win mag and their 264 Win mag in 1958 and 1959 respectively in their time proved model 70 rifle. In 1962 Remington countered with their then new model 700 rifle in Remington's new chambering the 7 mm mag. So at that time there was essentially an arms race giving us a 264, a 284 (7mm) and a 338 caliber magnums and then Winchester counters in 1963 coming out with their new 300 Win mag, filling the gap with a 308 caliber magnum offering even though the 300 H&H mag had been around for decades before. Just prior to the 300 Win mag Norma came out with their 308 Norma mag but it died probably because they only offered the chambering and not a rifle. Then in 1978 Remington came out with their 8 mm Mag giving us a 323 caliber mag (my favorite) and it goes on and on to now the new rage the short magnums. Then you can throw into the mix that two guys in 1953 which pre dates all of the above came out with the 7 mm Sharp & Hart magnum after their namesake that is ballistically superior to the Remington 7 mm mag by about 150 fps even though they look almost identical the S&H has a bit more powder capacity. To my knowledge only Schultz and Larsen offered this chambering on a commercial bases. All of this is probably much more than you wanted to know but now you know it. To answer your question; yes a 7 mm mag is a good deer cartridge but it has a lot of company and the list is growing.

    Thanks for that history lesson. I found it very interesting and appreciate you taking the time to post. Thanks!

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    I haven't gone deer hunting for probably the last 6 to 8 years but still manage to get at least one deer every year. Even got a turkey a couple years ago. Weapon used was a Chevy Caprice. It seems to be a one shot kill most often.

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    OhhhhBoy, I hear you loud & clear Joni Lynn -- when I lived in the southern part of my state I got two in less than a year. More accurately, I guess, I got one and one got me.

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    I packed up my birthday gun (left hand Safari Arms Renegade) and my father and made a quick trip to the range just to see how it worked. (after sight in it's quite nice)
    On the way back, I just missed a pretty yellow lab today and the guy coming the other way on the Harley came even closer. He saw me slam on the brakes to miss the dog and didn't slow or anything.
    I always feel bad when hitting animals with a vehicle, not sure I'd feel anything if they were politicians instead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joni Lynn View Post
    I packed up my birthday gun (left hand Safari Arms Renegade) and my father and made a quick trip to the range just to see how it worked. (after sight in it's quite nice)
    On the way back, I just missed a pretty yellow lab today and the guy coming the other way on the Harley came even closer. He saw me slam on the brakes to miss the dog and didn't slow or anything.
    I always feel bad when hitting animals with a vehicle, not sure I'd feel anything if they were politicians instead.
    Guess it depends on which side of the road they walk down, huh?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joni Lynn View Post
    I always feel bad when hitting animals with a vehicle, not sure I'd feel anything if they were politicians instead.
    FULLY AGREE! I feel similarly about complacent owners, too.

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    The 7mm Remington Magnum is a standard magnum catridge so yes you have superb range. But accuracy is a little more shaky on the standard magnum platform that it is on the newer and "better" Short magnum platform as the Short Magnum's have a much quicker powder burn. It is ballistically the exact same as the standard magnums but with a hair less recoil, and better accuracy, it will do the trick with less abuse. The 243 WSSM (WInchester Super Short Magnum), .270 WSM, .7MM WSM, and .300 WSM (My personal favorite, as i have one) are all extremely deadly on deer. The powder burns are quicker improving accuracy and reducing recoil slightly, and are all ballistically the same as the standard magnum loads for these calibers. Except the .243 they dont have a magnum load other than the WSSM.

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