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Old 06-29-2003, 12:09 PM
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Re: 7mm MAG ?

Correct.
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Old 06-29-2003, 03:09 PM
 
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Re: 7mm MAG ?

Sharpshooter,

Yep, accuracy is job 1. [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

Have fun,

Don [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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Old 07-04-2003, 09:39 AM
 
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Re: 7mm MAG ?

OK GUYS HERE IS MY PRELIMINARY TESTING MY LOAD. -- 139gr HORN.SST 71.5grs R-22 CCI MAG. PRIMER OUT OF FACTORY TIKKA LONGRANGE HUNTER 26"bbl AT 100yds 5 SHOTS .623. WELL WHAT DO YOU THINK ? WILL THIS WORK OUT TO 6 or 700yds ? [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
WEATHER HERE SUCKS -- WON'T STOP RAINING AND WHEN IT DOES TEMPERATURES ARE 80&90. RIGHT NOW VEGITATION WON'T ALLOW MORE THAN 100yd TESTING WILL HAVE TO WAIT TO EXTEND THE RANGE.

[ 07-04-2003: Message edited by: SHARPSSHOOTER ]
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Old 07-04-2003, 09:51 AM
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Re: 7mm MAG ?

If you stay close to .5 MOA I'd say you'll be fine. You'll need to figure a little wind error and the rifle error will eat into what's left for uncontrolled variables... Figuring double the rifle accuracy for leeway so 1.2 MOA you'll be fine to about 700 yards (8 to 9 inch hit area).
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Old 07-04-2003, 10:38 AM
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Re: 7mm MAG ?

Sharpshooter, the only way to know if the load will work at longer ranges is to shoot at those ranges. Stringing, and a host of other issues may make a good close range load unacceptable. Besides, you are going to need the practise anyways.

The 7rem will work at your ranges. The 139gr SST is a great bullet but also consider the 154 and 162 SST. Reason is wind drift and retained energy.

The heavier bullets have higher BC which will help reduce wind drift and make long shots easier. Also, a heavier bullet will always have more momentum, and at long range you need all the oomph you can get.

A 162gr SST at 3000fps will make a much better load, for me, then the 139gr SST.

I practise on gongs, clays at 700yds out to 1100yds. We use smaller targets so that it improves our shooting skill and allows for some error when we engage game. It is a lot of fun and you learn quickly about load development and the wind.

Make a drop table calibrated for your range finder/scope, practise lots, and good luck this fall.

Jerry
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Old 07-04-2003, 10:56 AM
 
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THANKS GUYS YOUR EXPERTISE IS GREATLY APPRECIATED, I WILL CONTINUE TO PRACTICE WITH THE LOAD I HAVE AND WILL GET SOME OF THE HEAVIER SST BULLETS. ANY LOAD RECOMENDATIONS ?
THANKS SS
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Old 07-09-2003, 01:18 PM
 
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AFTER EVRYBODYS INPUT I HAVE GOTTEN A BOX OF HORN. 162gr SST BULLETS. DOES ANYBODY HAVE ANY LOAD RECCOMENDATIONS ?
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