August 1998

Winchester 70 CS BOSS Our Pick In A Braked 7mm Magnum

In this test of magnum hunting rifles with muzzle brakes, we preferred the Winchester due to its better workmanship, feel and accuracy.

Ah, yes, the 7mm Remington Magnum. The blast, the roar, the kick—not bad prices to pay for all that extra performance, right? Actually, this cartridge’s performance isn’t as great as you might think. Here’s why.

Those who already have a .270, .280, .308, .30-06, or about half a dozen others of that ilk, and want to buy a 7mm Magnum to get a hotter, flatter-shooting rifle are simply paying good money to essentially duplicate what they’ve already got. In actual fact, there’s not a great deal of performance difference between any of those above calibers and the 7mm Remington Magnum. Take your pick, and within reasonable game-shooting distances any one will do as well as any other one, with r...

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