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Old 05-24-2011, 07:40 AM
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Ammunition question if you can help

hey i picked up a 7mm mag Weatherby Vanguard, black synthetic stock with stainless stell barrel and action, bought it a gun show because it looked like brand new and it was CHEAP and already had the scope rings mounted.
any ways, i want to go shoot it and im a dealer for hunting gear, ammo, and fishing supplies and all that good stuff here at the office, but we are an electrical wholesale house so no one here really knows all about that stuff, but my question is i want to order some ammo, but which one do i need.

this is what i am seeing to choose from i dont want the most expensive stuff because i will be target practicing and sighting in the gun for a few months until whitetail season comes around.
so what kind of rounds do i need for this gun for both target practice and hunting whitetail, most shots are 100 yards to 200 yards max

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7MM MAUSER
7MM-08 REM
7MM REM MAG
7MM WIN SHORT MAG
7MM WEATHERBY MAG
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7mm mag is generally 7mm Rem mag..... Could be a 7mm weatherby mag i suppose. Itll say on the side of the BBL what it is.

None of the rounds you have listed are even similar except the projectile that you push down the bore.

I would assume that as a hunting, shooting supply dealer, you would probly know that.....

Take it to a gun smith and have him take a look at the chamber.


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Old 05-25-2011, 10:21 AM
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i looked at the barrel when i got home and it plainly stated use only 7MM REM MAG

thanks for the help though
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Yeah I looked at the weatherby website and they only offer the vanguard in a 7mm rem mag, and a 7mm-08. That 7mm rem mag is a classic big game round. have fun.

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... im a dealer for hunting gear, ammo, and fishing supplies and all that good stuff here at the office, but we are an electrical wholesale house so no one here really knows all about that stuff...
Yikes.....
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we dont sell to the public really bro, we just use the account to buy fishing and hunting gear for ourselves, and donations for fishing tournaments and a few things for customers
and we dont have an FFL so we cant sell guns, just ammo and other stuff
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The 7 rem mag is way over kill for 200 yard shots. That said you can shot any ammo for plinking practice but once that's over use the same ammo you hunt with to zero you scope and get use to its kick. I use nosler 140 grain balistic tips. I have used those on Mule deer and Elk over the years and they always go down within 20 yards. My average shot is 300+ yards where i hunt, with a 200 yard range you may want to step up to a 150 grain.

Limb saver makes a butt stock pad that you may want to look into. Those 7mags kick
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The 7 rem mag is way over kill for 200 yard shots. That said you can shot any ammo for plinking practice but once that's over use the same ammo you hunt with to zero you scope and get use to its kick. I use nosler 140 grain balistic tips. I have used those on Mule deer and Elk over the years and they always go down within 20 yards. My average shot is 300+ yards where i hunt, with a 200 yard range you may want to step up to a 150 grain.

Limb saver makes a butt stock pad that you may want to look into. Those 7mags kick
the reason i got this gun is next year to go elk hunting but i will probably hunt hogs with it and maybe shoot a whitetail with it this year just to get used to it, what kind of scope would you recommend like a 6-14x50mm
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the reason i got this gun is next year to go elk hunting but i will probably hunt hogs with it and maybe shoot a whitetail with it this year just to get used to it, what kind of scope would you recommend like a 6-14x50mm
Any leupold scope would be real good. The farthest I have taken mine out is 575 yds at the range.
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Im not blowing my cash on a leupold, i know they are good, and i can get them at less than half the price of most stores...they are still crazy expensive, im thinking about getting a scope from this company i found made here in texas, exploreoptics
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