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Old 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.
Borden Timberline 300 Win Mag - Hart 26" #4 fluted - McMillan A3 Edge - Jewell Trigger - ATACR
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Old 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.
7LRM smithed by Gunwerks
Stiller TAC 300
Broughton fluted 5.75, 5c @ 28"
Graphite Black Cerakote
Jewell Trigger
GreyBull Precision Stock
180VLD's@3145fps. with 72.8grs. of H1000, 215m primer
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