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Old 10-05-2008, 09:10 PM
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Re: 7mm WSM

i am seeing .5 and sometimes easier my load is hot start with 64 and work up
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Old 10-06-2008, 12:30 AM
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Re: 7mm WSM

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i am seeing .5 and sometimes easier my load is hot start with 64 and work up

How far have you tested out to?
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Old 10-06-2008, 12:23 PM
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go with the 180s i am running 180s with h1000 at 3000 fps. you should talk to nate at ssg he just switched to a
7mm-300wsm and thinks it performs better.
WOW!!! 3000fps with 180's is FAST out of a 7wsm!!! What is your charge with the H1000?? Should I get a 8.5 twist instead of 9??

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Old 10-06-2008, 12:46 PM
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Re: 7mm WSM

I also recomend the 180 Bergers. I did not try the 168's. Just went from 162 a-max's to the 180's.
They stabilize in my 1:9" 24" Broughton 5C just fine.
I'm running them at 2900 with Retumbo, but have not tried H1000. I started load development with 4831, then Retumbo and found a .3" load with Retumbo, so stayed with it.

My fear with the Bergers was close range expansion or fragmentation. That was not an issue afterall. I shot a cow elk at about 100 yds through the boiler room last year. The results were near perfect to me, with a 2" exit and no meat loss.

I am happy with the chambering. How happy, well I'm building another 7WSM in a lightweight configuration. It seems to be the right balance of power for the game I hunt.

What are the differences that make the 7-300 WSM a better choice? Longer neck?
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Old 10-06-2008, 01:15 PM
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Re: 7mm WSM

I have never had an exit with a Berger before. I have taken well over 75 white-tail and countless yotes and bobcats and just never have had a bullet exit! It might be because I am running a 115 VLD @ 3455 and it fragments just a wee bit!
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Old 10-06-2008, 04:53 PM
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Re: 7mm WSM

Gidday, I know its a little off but close enough, in my 300 wsm Im running 178 AMaxs with 64 gr ADI 2209 with win mag primers getting around 2850 fps.
If it was me already having only 1 plains game hunt under my belt 300 or 7 mm WSM for plains game will be a fine choice, BUT I would be doing some loads with a Interbond or Accubond (any tough bullet) too. I shot my Kudu at 70 yrds my Impala at about 20 yrds Gemsbok at 330 yrds.
Africa is a box of chocolates, go prepared for any thing, BTW thems some tough critters their too!!

Just my 2c

Good luck

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Old 10-06-2008, 05:33 PM
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Re: 7mm WSM

Thank you very much for the info. I plan on developing a 180 thick wall Berger Load as well. I am waiting for them in the mail.

Chase
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