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Old 07-29-2008, 10:23 PM
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7mm/300 lapua

any gunsmith on here have experience with this cartridge? I have a limited amount of knowledge and just recently heard of it. What kind of performance could on expect with a 180 grain bullet? I would imagine you could build it on a 700 action. I meant 7mm/338 lapua.

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Old 07-30-2008, 12:12 AM
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Not yet....but I just fnished making my seating die out of a barrel stub about 20 minutes ago, so maybe tomorrow I will get to shoot mine. It takes forever to run a reamer that size in a piece of steel. I am gaining more respect for the real smiths out there. I am planning on shooting the 180 bergers I will let you know how it goes.
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Old 07-30-2008, 08:32 AM
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Kirby Allen does something similar called the 7 AM.


7mm Allen Magnum - 338 Lapua Magnum parent case, necked down to 7mm and fireformed to min body taper and shoulder angle.

I suspect this beast is capable of launching the 180 bergers at speeds that can simply tear them apart - but they now have the thick jacketed 7mm 180s to handle such pressures - it sounds very interesting. I know Wildcat also makes some 7mm bullets that can handle these velocities.

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Old 07-30-2008, 09:46 AM
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Is it possible to rechamber a Rm chamber for this cartridge?
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Old 07-30-2008, 12:09 PM
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Kirby of APS, "Fiftydriver" on here, is the guy to get hold of. He makes the 7mm AM and I have one that I wouldn't part with. You can't believe what a 200 gr. Wildcat out of it can do at long range. Below is some info on it.

Best bet if you're interested is to contact Kirby at kballen@3rivers.net. He will give you any info you want and ask any questions you might have.

7mm Allen Magnum
338 Lapua Magnum parent case, necked down to 7mm and fireformed to min body taper and shoulder angle.
140 gr.(3800 fps) up to 200 gr. ULD RBBT(.900 bc) 3200 to 3350 fps from 26” to 30” barrel lengths
Designed for long range big game hunting up to and including elk and moose. Has been used effectively on elk out to 1300 yards and has also proven one of the most ballsitically potent rounds in use today including the 277 Allen Magnum and the 338 Allen Magnum. Has proven capable of moa accurate out to 1000 yards and 1 moa accurate out to 2800 yards in good conditions.
Appropriate powders: H-Retumbo, H-50BMG, H-870, H-US869, AA8700 and WC872
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Old 07-30-2008, 12:30 PM
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I wonder if there is a way to get away from the fireforming. I figured you could just neck down a lapua case to 7mm but maybe not.
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You could just go with a plain necked down version but the AM is soooo much fun.;);)

If you were to decide to go the fireforming route, just remember that the fireforming rounds are very potent and fantastic long range practice. I've killed several animals with them.

You can also buy the already fireformed cases directly from Kirby so that eliminates you haveing to do any fireforming.
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