TC Encore 7mm Remington Magnum
Everything You Need To Know!
History of the 7mm Remington Magnum
The 7mm Remington Magnum rifle cartridge first appeared commercially in 1962. The original purpose of the belted magnum concept taken from the 300 H&H Magnum, it’s goal was to provide more precise headspace control, due to the sloping shoulders, it also had the benefit of better cartride extraction. It’s ability to ease the cartridge extraction more reliable is critical when a person’s hunting dangerous game, which sometimes requires you to reload quickly.
When creating it Remington banked on the success of the trio of belted magnums from WInchester – .264, .338, and the .458, which were originally introduced in the 50’s. After it was introduced the 7mm Remingtom Magnum quickly took the wind out of the .264 Winchester Magnum with market share.
Interesting Side Note About the 7mm Rem Mag from American Hunter
“As an interesting note to those who enjoy cartridge history, Remington’s Seven-Mag was not the first belted magnum of this caliber or length. Just before the .375 H&H Belted Magnum was released in 1911, Holland & Holland released the .275 H&H Magnum; a 2.500” case with dimensions so similar to the 7mm Rem. Mag. that you’d do a double-take.”