GUN Ruger 7mm Rifle?

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  1. Labster

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    I've been considering getting a nice rifle that packs a punch and I've pretty much narrowed it down to a 7mm. It's mainly going to be used for African safari hunting. I went to the local gun store and looked around and a Ruger 7mm bolt action caught my eye. Anyway, I'm just wondering if anyone here has any experience with Ruger bolt action rifles. Let me know what you think,
    ~Jacob
     
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    I just ordered a browning a-bolt in 7mm, hopefully I can pick it up tommorow

    [​IMG] > [​IMG]

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    mosin nagant anyone? 7.62x54r packs a pretty good punch for a LOT less money.
     
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    I have a Ruger in 300winmag I picked up a few weeks ago. Couldn't be happier with it. You'll hear many disparaging remarks from a few guys here about the Rugers, just ignore them.
     
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    Remington 700 in .458 :)
     
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    I think it's more of the pistols people dislike rather than the rifles. I almost bought a Ruger, but I found a good deal on an A-Bolt.
     
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    I won't buy Ruger pistols, for the most part. Buckmarks aren't terrible, but the P89, etc isn't worth my time.
     
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    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    buckmarks are brownings :o You're thinking of Mk IIs and IIIs.
     
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  11. Etherized

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    The Remington 7mm mag is a very powerful, flat shooting round. It's a good all round caliber. The 7mm ultra mag is even more crazy!
     
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    The 7mm Ultra Mag is pointless, it has the same ballistics as a 7mm STW but uses more powder to achieve them. Also only remington offers 7mmUM factory ammo. Chuck Hawks summed it up nicely:

    "Remington advertising characterizes the 7mm Ultra Mag thusly: "Perhaps the flattest-shooting big game cartridge on the planet. Awesome choice for long-range shots on antelope, deer and sheep." A little flamboyant, perhaps, but close to the mark. What the advertising leaves out is that the standard length .240 Weatherby Magnum, .257 Weatherby Magnum, .264 Winchester Magnum, 6.5x68S, .270 Weatherby Magnum and a number of other cartridges are also excellent choices for long range shooting of the same animals and kill just as reliably with less expense, recoil, risk, and bother."
     
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    Never said it was better, just crazy, implying impracticability.
    And fun, for me anyway.
     
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    I've thought about it. I have until about March or April before I'll probably buy. I don't go over to hunt until mid June so I figure I can get a good feel for the gun in those couple of months before hand.

    Any ideas on a nice scope to complement the gun? I was looking into possibly a Nikon or a Leupold but I'm not completely sure yet. My .375 has a Bushnell on it and I really like it but I kinda want to try something new.
     
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    Leupold's are good scopes, but there's ALOT of hype behind the name. It's hard to find a company that'll match their warranty though.
     
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    Bushnell elite 3200 or 4200, best scopes for the money right now.
     

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