It's a sickness, I say... Magnum Fever

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by P7id10T, Dec 29, 2015.

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If you had only one (non exotic) magnum to choose from, which one would it be?

  1. 50 BMG

    2 vote(s)
    11.1%
  2. 375 H&H

    1 vote(s)
    5.6%
  3. 338 Lapua

    7 vote(s)
    38.9%
  4. 338 Win Mag

    1 vote(s)
    5.6%
  5. 338 RUM

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. 300 RUM

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. 300 Win Mag

    5 vote(s)
    27.8%
  8. 7mm RUM

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. 7mm Rem Mag

    1 vote(s)
    5.6%
  10. Anything in a belted Weatherby

    1 vote(s)
    5.6%
  1. P7id10T

    P7id10T
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    I don't often think about all the calibers I load and shoot.
    However, as I was prepping cases tonight, I thought I'd take an inventory.

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  2. DSAPT9

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    I fell in love with the .375HH years ago and I still am.

    With a 270 grain bullet it is just a nice thumper.
     
  3. orygun

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    None of the above. If I was looking again for a "Magnum", I would buy the same as aI had before.
    Ruger 375.

    If I was choosing off of this list, probably 300 Win Mag.
     
  4. edslhead

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    I have 3 off that list. I'd say the 300 WM is probably the most versatile or common. They all give you a nice shoulder massage:p
     
  5. jluck

    jluck
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    338-378 Weatherby. Not on the list nor "exotic" with better ballistic performance than any listed, second for me would be 50 BMG just for the sheer horsepower.
     
  6. Velzey

    Velzey
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    7mm STW, (hand loaded of course), its my go to game dropper out to a long long ways away:eek:

    Next is the .338 Lapua..
    I've had the Edge and never impressed with case life.

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  7. P7id10T

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    Would have listed at least 15 more magnums, but the poll list doesn't offer more choices than the 10 items. There are at least 7 Weatherby magnums I can count, and then there's the short magnums too. So many cartridges...
     
  8. P7id10T

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    I like how my Edge shoots compared to my old Lapua, plus that it's at least 5 lbs lighter (sold the Lapua to a buddy, he lets me shoot it, I reload the rounds). On my third loading of the Edge brass. Will see how many I get out of them. Did you have neck splits or case head issues?
    Cabelas Sherwood had a Stainless Rem 700 in 7STW with Nightforce Varminter on it for $1500. I had it on reserve when I was debating that vs. a 7mm Practical. Finally decided I wanted to avoid the belt and try something different. I'll probably be $2K when it's complete, including glass. The rifle will weigh 8 lbs w/o scope.
     

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