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Posted: 12/18/2001 10:12:36 PM EDT

in the future i would like to pursue bear hunting as well as deer. i'm looking at a rem700 bdl. if i got it in 7mm rem would it be adequate for both? what would be a better choice?
Link Posted: 12/18/2001 10:20:01 PM EDT
Depends alot on the size of the bear, I would have to say but the 7mm Rem has enough juice to do the deed. But it all comes down to doing your part and putting the bullet when it should go
Link Posted: 12/18/2001 10:24:44 PM EDT
that what i wanted to know, i'm talking about black bears in northern WI. i don't know much about em and i'm trying to read up on hunting stuff so in the next couple years i can get my act together, and of course it would be a nice excuse to get another rifle.
Link Posted: 12/18/2001 10:52:37 PM EDT
A 7MM Rem Magnum is plenty enough for black bear. Shot placement is important in any hunting situation. Now if you were talking brown or polar bear..........
Link Posted: 12/18/2001 11:16:57 PM EDT
maybe this will elicit angry yells,
but have you thought about the Remington Model 7 in 7mm-08? It'd be a handy rifle, and while a tad light, I think that it's been used on elk. I have heard good things about the 7-08.
Link Posted: 12/18/2001 11:37:28 PM EDT
Ya Ive seen alot of my friends have taken black bear with smaller calibers than the 7mm rem. Persoanlly I have a .270. But I got a good deal on a Weatherby so I didnt mind not haveing a choice of calibers.
I have heard some good things about the 7mm-08 too. .308 case necked down to 7mm.
Might want to look around and find somehting that you can comfortably shoot without it causeing you to flinch and beat you up alot.
Link Posted: 12/19/2001 4:03:45 AM EDT
If you are sold on the 7mm, then go with the Rem. 7mm Ultra mag. More energy and shoots like a 22-250.
You could cover both aminals with the .300 mag series of guns, (i.e. .300 win. mag., .300 Wbth. mag., .300 ultra mag. ect. ect.). If you hand load any of the .300 series could be loaded down for deer, 120 gr. bullet or up for bear, .220 gr. bullets.
I have always seen the need for a different gun for each type of animal that I am hunting. As of late I have told my wife that every year that I need a new gun, as all of my hunting buddies have seen me with this "old gun". LOL
Bill
Link Posted: 12/19/2001 4:28:39 AM EDT

i'm looking at a rem700 bdl. if i got it in 7mm rem

What in the hell is a "7mm rem?" Are you talking about the 7mm-08 Remington, 7mm Express Remington (AKA .280 Remington), 7x57mm, 7mm STW, 7mm Remington Ultra Magnum, or what? You've really left a narrow field.
Link Posted: 12/19/2001 6:18:26 AM EDT
Remember, opinions are opinions.

For deer and black bear 7mm Rem Mag would do the job fine.

Personally, I'd prefer a .30 cal. .30-06 is a great place to start. Maybe a .300 Win or .300 Short Win is you want more pop. The key there is how long you expect shots to be.
Link Posted: 12/19/2001 7:43:51 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/19/2001 7:37:53 AM EDT by Boomholzer]

Originally Posted By Jim_Dandy:

i'm looking at a rem700 bdl. if i got it in 7mm rem

What in the hell is a "7mm rem?" Are you talking about the 7mm-08 Remington, 7mm Express Remington (AKA .280 Remington), 7x57mm, 7mm STW, 7mm Remington Ultra Magnum, or what? You've really left a narrow field.



Good point.
The 700BDL is offered in 7mm-08, Express, Mag, and Ultra Mag. I am assuming inferno715 is talking of the 7mm Mag which is more than ballistically sufficient for Nothern WI Black Bear.

Personally, I would go with the 300WM. Personal preference only....and it keeps me from having another different hunting cartidge to buy and reload for. I have hunted WI Whitetail with the 300WM cartidge for years and always ran 180-185gr. I never felt a need to "load down" the cartidge for Whitetail. I also never attempted a re-load of the .300WM under 155gr.
Link Posted: 12/19/2001 10:03:28 AM EDT
Go to Remington's website to learn about the new Model 7 rifle in the new 7mm Remington Short Action Ultra Magnum.
www.remington.com/2001/sa_ultramag.htm

This is a smaller rifle in a new cartridge that approximate/duplicates the 7mm Remington Magnum.
Good combination.
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