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Unread 06-16-2014, 11:45 PM
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Re: 7 mm lrm

So what would the ideal case capacity range be for a high-performance 7mm be? Grains of H2O.

My #'s are likely not super accurate, just flipping through some various manuals and looking online for #'s. Just trying to put the cases in order and see if anybody can chime in to what the ideal case is.

280 Rem AI ~65 grains H2O
7wsm ~73 grains H2O
7 rem mag ~78 grains H2O
7-300 win mag ~81 grains H2O
7 LRM ~88 grains H2O
7mm Dakota ~89 Grains H2O
7 stw ~92 grains H2O
284/26 Nosler ~97 grains H2O
7mm RUM ~105 grains H2O

What others would you add? It would look to me that the range people use the most for LR rifles would fall somewhere between the WSM and the STW. Looks like the LRM falls right into the sweet spot on the higher end of things. Again, I'm sure my #'s could be adjusted, please feel free to correct them.

Then the factors such as belt/beltless, shoulder angle, overall length, etc come in to play to design the rifle. So many things to consider, it can get overwhelming to try and make a decision.
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    Unread 06-19-2014, 10:28 AM
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    Re: 7 mm lrm

    For obvious reasons I vote 7LRM. I have had nothing but incredible results with my setup.
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    Unread 11-11-2014, 07:23 PM
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    Re: 7 mm lrm

    So what are some actual velocities theses guys are seeing on paper I'm stuck between a rock and a rock trying to decide what I want to build with this defiance action Layin around collecting dust I have a remington 700 in 7stw and I love it but what is the 7lrm gonna do for me that the stw will not
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    Unread 11-11-2014, 08:01 PM
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    Re: 7 mm lrm

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    So what are some actual velocities theses guys are seeing on paper I'm stuck between a rock and a rock trying to decide what I want to build with this defiance action Layin around collecting dust I have a remington 700 in 7stw and I love it but what is the 7lrm gonna do for me that the stw will not
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    Unread 11-11-2014, 08:37 PM
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    Re: 7 mm lrm

    I like the design of the LRM, but the brass sucks. It is the softest brass I ever worked with. I wont do another until somebody else offers decent brass.
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    Unread 11-12-2014, 05:53 PM
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    Re: 7 mm lrm

    Could build a 7-26 nosler and be a beltless STW (26 Nosler holds 93 grains H20). That way you could throat the chamber out to seat long bullets further out to optimize case capacity and still be a repeater. Just saying.

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