7MM Mauser

Discussion in 'Up To .375' started by BARTFRNCS, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. BARTFRNCS

    BARTFRNCS AH Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2011
    Messages:
    304
    Likes Received:
    1
    My Photos:
    12
    Member of:
    RMEF DU SCI NRA
    Hunted:
    CAR CANADA MEXICO USA RSA
    getting all nostalgic thinking of going for a larger Kudu with the 7x57 this season.
     
  2. Code4

    Code4 AH Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2009
    Messages:
    459
    Likes Received:
    13
    My Photos:
    44
    Member of:
    SSAA
    Hunted:
    Australia, Zimbabwe, RSA, NZ, UK.
    Do it.

    I've had a 7x57 built for my next trip to Africa. With a Lothar Walther barrel and long euro throat it shoots 154, 160 and 175 weight projectiles brilliantly.

    I've found the premium 175's a bit to 'tough' for 7x57 speeds so will probably use a 160 Woodleigh.
     
  3. 35bore

    35bore AH Elite

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2009
    Messages:
    1,914
    Likes Received:
    22
    My Photos:
    74
    Member of:
    NRA,Missouri hunters ed, SCI, Owensville Gun Club, Quail Forever
    Hunted:
    USA, South Africa, France
    Can't wait to read the hunting report and see some pictures, best of luck, as always. You have picked a fantastic caliber...

    With proper shot placement it should serve you well...
     
  4. spike.t

    spike.t GOLD SUPPORTER AH Legend

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2010
    Messages:
    2,923
    Likes Received:
    113
    My Photos:
    131
    Member of:
    sci int, basc
    Hunted:
    zambia, tanzania, zimbabwe, hungary, france, england
    i have a .275 rigby and its a lovely little rifle:thumb:, but bart dont tell me you are thinking of using a little deer rifle on a big kudu!:laughing:
     
  5. TerryR

    TerryR AH Veteran

    Joined:
    May 7, 2009
    Messages:
    111
    Likes Received:
    1
    My Photos:
    10
    Member of:
    SCI, DSC
    my rifle of choice for whitetails is a Dakota 7X57. I've never taken it to Africa but have been sorely tempted to. I'll b looking forward to your report.
     
  6. richteb

    richteb AH Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2009
    Messages:
    347
    Likes Received:
    2
    My Photos:
    12
    Member of:
    SSAA,Military Pistol Club
    Hunted:
    Australia,Zimbabwe
    Bart, I say go for it. The 7x57 is a great cartridge and will take a Kudu no problem. Over the years I took at least 6 Sambar deer with one and at around 600lb per animal had no problems. As always use good bullets and place your shot in the proper place and you will have your Kudu.
     
  7. BARTFRNCS

    BARTFRNCS AH Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2011
    Messages:
    304
    Likes Received:
    1
    My Photos:
    12
    Member of:
    RMEF DU SCI NRA
    Hunted:
    CAR CANADA MEXICO USA RSA
    Spike T is rite just kidding I'll use my 375 H&H.
     
  8. spike.t

    spike.t GOLD SUPPORTER AH Legend

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2010
    Messages:
    2,923
    Likes Received:
    113
    My Photos:
    131
    Member of:
    sci int, basc
    Hunted:
    zambia, tanzania, zimbabwe, hungary, france, england
    nah, come on i was only joking! i am a bit surprised you have such an old smallish calibre, but if you have one use it, its a great round and very effective.:peace:
     
  9. BARTFRNCS

    BARTFRNCS AH Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2011
    Messages:
    304
    Likes Received:
    1
    My Photos:
    12
    Member of:
    RMEF DU SCI NRA
    Hunted:
    CAR CANADA MEXICO USA RSA
    In all honesty I willuse this old workhorse. it shoots fairly flat out to 300meters and packs a punch.
     
  10. 35bore

    35bore AH Elite

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2009
    Messages:
    1,914
    Likes Received:
    22
    My Photos:
    74
    Member of:
    NRA,Missouri hunters ed, SCI, Owensville Gun Club, Quail Forever
    Hunted:
    USA, South Africa, France
    One of the best 7mm rounds out there IMO.
     
  11. enysse

    enysse AH Ambassador

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2009
    Messages:
    6,141
    Likes Received:
    180
    My Photos:
    32
    Member of:
    Northeast Wisconsin SCI chapter, Lifetime member of NRA,RMEF
    Hunted:
    Namibia, South Africa (East Cape, Guateng and Limpopo)
    I wouldn't mind a 7x57, I love my 7 mm Rem mag a lot.
     

Share This Page