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Old 10-08-2011, 08:33 PM
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7mm Remington Ultra Mag

Hey all, I'm pulling out the dead horse and want to talk about the powder hog that some feel aren't much better than other 7mm offerings developed prior to the RUM

Facts are I have one,
Remington 700 Stainless with a factory RMEF injection molded stock.
Crisp factory Trigger 2-1/2lbs
26" tube
Warne Maxima Steel rings and bases - fixed
Leupold Vari-x III 4.5-14 x 50
9-1/4 twist

This is a hunting gun. I do reload, and yes I like to burn powder.

Looking for suggestions that people have done to non - custom guns and have achieved good results. I.e. Stocks, bedding, floating, load data.

Really curious about the Berger 168's

Thanks for any tips.
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Old 10-08-2011, 08:36 PM
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Re: 7mm Remington Ultra Mag

the 168's and better yet the 180's will shine in that rifle.

had my factory 700 recrowned, trigger tuned... then swapped for Jewell HVR :-), and bedded in the HS stock. It really shines with Retumbo and the Bergers !

168's in a 7RM

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Old 10-08-2011, 08:46 PM
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Re: 7mm Remington Ultra Mag

Thanks Senderoman, seems like pretty easy upgrades for such great accuracy. I think a trip to sportsmans warehouse is in order.
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Old 10-09-2011, 12:06 AM
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Re: 7mm Remington Ultra Mag

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Hey all, I'm pulling out the dead horse and want to talk about the powder hog that some feel aren't much better than other 7mm offerings developed prior to the RUM

Facts are I have one,
Remington 700 Stainless with a factory RMEF injection molded stock.
Crisp factory Trigger 2-1/2lbs
26" tube
Warne Maxima Steel rings and bases - fixed
Leupold Vari-x III 4.5-14 x 50
9-1/4 twist

This is a hunting gun. I do reload, and yes I like to burn powder.

Looking for suggestions that people have done to non - custom guns and have achieved good results. I.e. Stocks, bedding, floating, load data.

Really curious about the Berger 168's

Thanks for any tips.
Well I shoot a very similar rig in my 7 STW.

You do need to do a good bedding job on it including steel pillars. I do full bedding on mine from in front of the lug to the rear tang. Those stocks have a lot of flex to them and this type of bedding takes most of it out.

I also filled the stock below the barrel channel with bedding compound (leaving the barrel completely free floated of course back to the lug) for both added weight and to stiffen it.

It has the old style factory 700 fully adjustable trigger and I did have the trigger honed to take all of the burs out of it many years ago.

It's been scoped with a 4.5-14x44 Conquest Mil Dot Scope for many years and even though it has had a LOT of shooting it's still accurate enough for a one shot kill on a moving bobcat at almost 900yds.

Next year I'm probably going to rebarrel it and go to a 28" Krieger in a slightly heavier than Sendero Taper and I'm going to drop it into a fully adjustable B&C tactical medalist stock.

A cheaper way to go and still have a wonderful stock is to just drop what you have into a used Sendero Long action stock. If you want one I've got a couple laying around and I'll sell you one for what I have in it which I think is 220.00. They are great stocks but for my remodel I'm going to make it a pure dedicated LR Rig with the emphasis on shooting prone or off of a bipod/bench etc.

As for Ammo I've never found a need to go heavier than the 162gr Hornady, and 99% of the medium and larger critters I've shot with it has been 140gr Winchester Supremes and that included some very large boars.

If I were going after Elk at 1,000yds or greater or a big bear I'd probably go up to the 162 interlock or interbond but for everything else I'm fixing to move solely to the 150gr Swift Scirocco because I personally think the Scirocco is the best low drag High BC true hunting bullet on the market. I keep hoping though that they'll start making a 162-168gr Scirocco before too long though as that should be a real long range monster killer.
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Old 10-09-2011, 01:04 AM
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Re: 7mm Remington Ultra Mag

I'll second that motion. I do think swift could do better than one offering in the .284" for the scirocco. In that weight you mentioned I would be interested in knowing the bc. IMO I think they could actually offer 140 160-168 or 175 and even 180. If they had one in the 160's I deffinately would have wen with that one over the 160 AB.
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I'll second that motion. I do think swift could do better than one offering in the .284" for the scirocco. In that weight you mentioned I would be interested in knowing the bc. IMO I think they could actually offer 140 160-168 or 175 and even 180. If they had one in the 160's I deffinately would have wen with that one over the 160 AB.
.512 My bet is they could get to around .550 with the same design in the 168-175gr range which would be a phenomenal round.

7mm/.284 Caliber - 150 Grain SCII - 7mm/.284 Caliber - Rifle Bullets - Scirocco II - Bullets without equal!

For the best combination of both BC and terminal performance I really think swift is hitting it out of the park with the Scirocco II.
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Old 10-09-2011, 10:06 AM
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Re: 7mm Remington Ultra Mag

Agreed I would jus like to see more offerings in the scirocco for 7mm. They need to broaden their product line
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