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Old 06-05-2013, 08:38 AM
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Re: 7mm WSM ELR?

7mm WSM
- Berger 180 VLD
- 63 or 64gr Norma N15 (MRP equivalent)
- Federal 215 M
- Winchester/Norma brass, sorted, turned, annealed every firing
- cant remember COL here and now, but longish
- 900m/s @ 20C/ 680mm barrel
Will be used for Red Deer and Roe deer at extended range, where i do not care carrying the "Big Boomer"

338LM
- Berger 300gr OTM
- 87/ 88gr VV N570
- Federal 215 M
- Lapua Brass, , sorted, and annealed every firing
- COL 100mm ( i think)
- 830m/s @ 20C/ 760mm barrel
This treatment has been shown to be on the hefty side for Roe deer @ <300m, matchwinning accuracy

6.5x55 longrange and "felt"-competition load (typically called "atomic loads")
- Lapua 139gr Scenar
- 54.5gr VV N570
- Federal 215
- Lapua Brass, no sorting or anything
- 880-900m/s @ 20C /700mm barrel
matchwinning load, this is my "volume" rifle, 50% of what i shoot is this rifle. It is switched back and forth between ironsighted target rifle and tactical looking LR-rifle

6.5x55 200m target and general practice load (typically called "anemic" loads)
- Lapua 139gr Scenar
- 40gr VV N550
- Federal 215
- Lapua Brass, no sorting or anything
- 770-780m/s @ 20C /700mm barrel

308Win
- Lapua 155gr Scenar, or Berger 155gr VLD Hunting
- 50gr VV N550
- CCI 450- Lapua "Palma" Brass, no sorting or anything
- 780-790m/s @ 20C /400mm barrel
Roe deer killing stuff, but works nicely on targets to beyond 1000m in good conditions, SCenar and Berger bullets has same impact at all ranges

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Old 06-05-2013, 04:33 PM
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Re: 7mm WSM ELR?

A couple of pictures from my reloading bench.

7mm WSM cases drying after annealing - note colour difference between Norma and Winchester


7mm WSM cartridge


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Old 06-27-2013, 04:23 AM
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Re: 7mm WSM ELR?

Had a blast on saturday, shooting the 7mm in the morning in fair weather, putting lead on steel @970m on the 2. shot (16" gong), and grouping nicely from thereon.

After some work on the range we shot a few groups on paper, @some 560m, me using the 6.5x55 Sauer 200STR - but a couple of poor shots opened my 10shot group to 205mm, 8". I had forgotten the bipod in the car, so i shot off a treestump, half sitting behind it, not too bad i say - wing was picking up too.

Walked up on the "1200m" hill, and shot some on the same 16" steel from 1025 and 1230m - but now i had brought out the big "Hammer", i do not like to shoot a lot with the barrel burning 7mm, so 338LM it is.
1.7-2.5 mrad of wind we had, from about 8 o'clock, and at 1025 the gong was without a chance. The 6.5s kept missing a lot, but the 338, and a little discerning wind-picking - i cant remember missing even once...
@ 1230m the story was altogether different, and i believe we shoot into another wind swirl, as watch the near trees didnt work at all - i put 5 about 7 out of 15 on steel, all but one shot just barely missing.
Shot 1. missed grossly, by about a meter, since i thought we would have the same wind as on 1k, but i was actually down to about 1.5mrad for the longer shot...

Now i worked alittle with myself but brought not the 7mm to the 1540m firing point, but the 338. The reason was it was now raining heavily, and i wantet something tha would show hits clearly on the mountainside, and also i am still not "sure" of the 7mm at this range. The 338 has proven itself beyond 2km, and the dope is in my book.

Reason for poor spotting


I fired a few shots but none connected, nor was spotted, dialling 3.0 for wind, which was now rather fierce on the treetops.
But visibility vaned and i packed it in - only to see a lightup in the weather, so i made ready again. Much less wind now so i dialled 1.5 and sent a bullet up on the hill.

"1.5mils right" called from behind, two spotters with big Swaro scopes really help, since i saw nothing


next shot was a few inches high, so i went 2 clicks down - and of course hit low... But then there was cheering from the spotters, and i saw the plate swing. About 10kgs of steel, so the 338 still packs a punch @ 1540m. We were almost done cheering by the time the distant ring came back - "seven seconds away".

Next time 7mm.

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Old 06-27-2013, 05:39 AM
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Re: 7mm WSM ELR?

Great Shooting! How long is your COAL in your 7 WSM?
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Old 06-27-2013, 06:24 AM
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I believe i have been using 80.3mm

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Old 07-11-2013, 07:36 PM
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Re: 7mm WSM ELR?

Taken mine out all the time past 1000 yards. Here we are at 2000 yards.

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Old 07-17-2013, 08:46 PM
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Re: 7mm WSM ELR?

Great video Skyking! What load were you shooting in your 7WSM
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