7prc vs 7lrm

wyomuleskinner

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It looks to me that the 7lrm is a better cartridge. To those more enlightened than myself. Why would someone chose a 7prc over 7lrm??

 

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Quality factory ammo availability will be the number one answer I believe. The PRC cartridges are a hit because of it.
 

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Man I just saw Ryan has a 7mm article and gunwerks just made a podcast so maybe I posted this too early.
 

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Read my article, watch my video, listen to the GW podcast then let us know if you have questions.
 

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I for one like the long necks on the PRCs, 7 PRC included, for shooting long, heavy bullets. The 7lrm is no doubt a really good cartridge because I trust Gunwerks pretty much completely. The 7 PRC will not shoot the 195 gr Berger like the 7lrm will but so far, the 7 PRC is showing promise in the accuracy department with the 195, at least in my initial testing.
 

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I just watched Ryan’s video and listened to the GW pod cast and I can already see the dollars flying out of my wallet. I definitely think I need to build a 7mm PRC for all of my non elk activities……this would certainly work for elk, but I have a 8 twist 300 win mag with 220s for elk. Anyway, I was kicking around building a 6.5 prc for deer, sheep, antelope, etc. However, after watching these videos, I think I might prefer the added versatility of the 7mm prc.

I had a 7lrm that I sold a few years ago because it just wasn’t the right build for me.…..long story, but it was stupid heavy and just didn’t fit me well. Anyway, because of that gun, I have four 100 round boxes of 180 hybrids and 3 boxes of 175 eldx’s I could use towards this project. Not to mention I have 8 pounds of h1000 and a Night Force f1 4-16 atacr looking for a gun. Man I’m hosed, I’m already justifying this! Someone talk me out of building a 7 prc🤣
 

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I have a 8 twist 300 win mag with 220s for elk.

I’m already justifying this! Someone talk me out of building a 7 prc🤣

That 300 win mag is a much better elk rifle than the 7. Do the math. the 220 at 2950 or the 180 at 2950. I know what one I would take. I have seen how 7's work on elk over and over. Nothing wrong with a 7mm but the big 30's and 338's will kill elk quicker and I have been there for the taking of over 300 elk
 

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Broz, I agree 100%. That is part of the reason I parted with the 7 lrm. The one I had was a total boat anchor, which I didn’t love, and I also found there to be a difference between 7mms and 300s on elk. At the time, that gun was my dedicated elk rifle and I just didn’t love it. That is why I builT my 8 twist 300 win mag that would shoot 215 hybrids or 220 eldx’s. Anyway, I came to that same conclusion after years of watching my three boys shoot elk with everything from 6.5 creeds to 340 wby. We would consistently use a Buddy’s 300 win and it just anchored animals with more authority than some of the smaller calibers. After that I chose to build a 300.

Anyway, I am now considering building another gun for deer, goats, etc. I was thinking a 6.5 prc, but all the info on the 7prc has me reconsidering building a 7prc for deer, sheep, goats, etc.

 

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