Im looking at purchasing a remington model 700 sendero stainless in 7mm rem ultra magnum has anyone on the group used this caliber and can you recomend it, most of my hunting is done on the family cattle and sheep stations in mountanous country where long range shots at goats and feral pigs is not uncommon 300 to 600 yards. I currently use a tikka .270 using anything from 90gn speer hp to 150gn core lokt its a great rifle but i just need a bit of extra punch sometimes, I have a remington model 7600 in .308 and its a great close to mid range rifle on pigs using speer tnt 125gn hp. and 150gn soft pionts.........but any advice on the 7mm rem ultra mag would be great
Well... heck... I was all set to say that the 7mm UM was too much gun, but... if you can shoot accuratly at those ranges and have a real need for more punch at extreme hunting ranges, then it's hard to imagine a better caliber, on game in that size range.
Too much velocity for 'regular' hunting, though, in my opinion (just had to get that in <g>. Splat.
Do not shoot one while wearing dentures. Bill Van Houten (USA Ret) 'No matter how hard you try, you can't throw a potato chip very far.'
My only concern with the 7mm ultra is recoil. I had a Sendero SF in 7mm STW, so basically the same package you're looking at with a hair less recoil. It was a little bit hard to shoot up to it's capability because it wasn't quite heavy enough to absorb the recoil it generated using 'light touch' techniques needed for really precise longrange shooting. I had to hang onto it rather firmly so it couldn't take a run at me.
I think your idea of cartridge is probably a good one for your use, but it'd be a lot easier to hit with if you pushed the empty rifle weight up to about 10.5 pounds instead of 8.5; my rifle came in at about 10 pounds (8.5 pounds of rifle and a pound and a half of scope, base and rings, shells, and bipod) field ready and would have been a lot more 'fun' to shoot and easier to consistently hit FAR away things with at 12 or 12.5 pounds. Especially shooting prone!!
I think you'll find it to be a powder hungry pig, burning maybe 10% more powder per shot than a 300 weatherby, but you probably already gleaned that from the gun rags.
Listen bud the facts are in. the 7mm um is a great round. It is fast.It will shoot up to 200 grn.
at over 3000 fps. They are shooting f series comp. all over the world , with this round what else do you want. Read the articles and look at the ads. Its tough to beat! I am gonna build one myself. It is simply the best bang for the buck going. Do yourself a favor and research it and buy one. you will shoot better and enjoy more. I plan to do Just that...
i have one i deer hunt with and i love it. mine is very accurate at 100yrds /5 shots in a dime and 500yrds 5 shots in a 50cent piece . i have a sendaro stainless/ fluted with a zeis scope. bye one and in sure you will be happy
I bought one the year they came out 700 lss it very accurate absolutely devastating on deer.This year I will be using it on moose. When read about the recoil being a factor it makes me think that these people haven t shot one Remington makes an outstanding rifle and I don t notice much difference between the 7mm rem mag and ultra in fact my 7600 in 30 06 is more aburpt to shoot with 180 grain federals The ultra mag is loud and you should use hearing protection not only to protect your ears but also stopping in developing a flinch you will have to watch your shot placement but everybody knows that and practice makes perfect. The only bad thing is that it may not be around very long
Well I have one and if you tame it with a muzzel brake and glass bed the stock outfitted with good optics the recoil goes from 47lbs to about 8lbs and with hand loaded ammo will shoot quarter inch groups at 200 yds.
Hey man I have a Remington R700 in a 7mm ultra mag if your still interested. I have only had it for a few years and have hardly used it. It shoots great but I am just looking for something else.
Unless you reload and have a proficient knowledge of reloading I would by no means reccomend a 7mm ultra I have one and love it. One thing is if you dont reload you will never know the full potential of that round. On one more note if you dont reload ammo is very very expensive for the 7 ultra the cheapest factory ammo I have seen for it is the Remington Core-Locks and I'm not a big fan of them but they run any where from 56-60 bucks a box...But I love my Ultra wish you the best of luck
Steve, I have had my ultra mag for about five years and I love the gun. I use it for 800-1000 yard shots.I have a nikon titanium scope 5.5 x 16.5 which cost more then the gun, but if your looking for a great long distance gun you picked the right one. I am really looking forward soon to the 223 ultra mag also. They are great hunting rifles specially if your doing your own re-loads. Fred
I owned a Remington 700 in 7mm UM...it was a complete flop for me. Way too over-bore,way too much recoil for the ballistic advantage over the standard 7mm Remington Magnum offering. IMHO...the UltraMag series is better suited to the larger bore diameters, 338, 375, 416...etc...also, ammo costs are prohibitive to the extreme. Finally, I shot out my barrel with somewhere around 500 rounds.
not that its that much better but you can get 300 ultra for $35 25 roundscin redding ca
i bought one 7mm ultra mag with 3-9 stainless from neightbor getting divorced for 700 good deal or
Steve I have not had the 7 ultra but I have a Howard 7 mm mag. I used to hunt with 270 I have had really good results with 7 mm mag. I would strongly consider the 7 mag before the ultra simply because velocity and accuracy go hand in hand. Not running the gun down but just have fallen I love with my 7 mag. Will hunting and taking shots up 900 to 1000 yards this season with no problem
I have this rifle. Not a better hunting rifle for North america on the planet. I have never missed my target, even at 600 yards, and the bear dropped instantly. You have three power loads so Site the rifle to the strongest load you will use, Power level three at three hundred yards dead site. The varience between the rest of hte power level loads at closer ranges is un notice able. Been hunting sense I was 11yrs old and I am 48yrs old now. This is not only the best of all hunting rifles, it is also the best of all sniper rifles. Joseph K Hill 9/6/2011
I'm sorry to have found your question so late , but it is a Great Rifle ! I have own and can hunt anywhere with it . It has dropped everything I've shot at . It's a winner!!!