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Finished up my 180 hybrid load in 7rm

 
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Old 11-17-2013, 11:13 AM
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Re: Finished up my 180 hybrid load in 7rm

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Shawnb!
Nice shooting!! Looks like you have a winner there! Great info also. I too have aquirred a box of the 180 hybrids, just haven't tested them yet! That 7 mag that I have that is all over the place, I done what everyone suggested( 300 yard groups, etc) still the gun wouldn't act right. Tried lighter bullets an it did seem to like them a little better. Checked the twist an it's a 1-9.5 instead of 1-9. So I throwd up both hands an now it's getting rebarreld to a 338 ultra!(but that's another storey) anyway, thanks for sharing your info, as I have another 7 mag that seems to like this load! Thanks again an good shooting!!

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How many rounds have you put through that barrel? Mine did that and it turned out that the barrel was toasted. I did not think that I had that many rounds through it, but I loaded it fairly hot and it smoked the barrel. It now wears a Criterion barrel and shoots great.


That is a great buck by any standards! The best part about your rifle is the fact that it is left-hand! Great stuff.
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Old 11-17-2013, 03:21 PM
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How many rounds have you put through that barrel? Mine did that and it turned out that the barrel was toasted. I did not think that I had that many rounds through it, but I loaded it fairly hot and it smoked the barrel. It now wears a Criterion barrel and shoots great.


That is a great buck by any standards! The best part about your rifle is the fact that it is left-hand! Great stuff.
I bought the rifle used. I really don't know how many rounds have been down the barrel. I've owned it for about four years now, an I've probley put 400+ down the tube. I think that you are right about it being shot out. As I stated I've tried just about everything other than laying hands on it an still no improvement. So it's like I also said, it's getting rebarreled now into a 338 ultra mag with a 28 in pac-nor! I have a old 700 remington that loves the 180's!!

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Old 11-17-2013, 09:55 PM
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Re: Finished up my 180 hybrid load in 7rm

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I plan on using them on deer this year and seeing how they do. From what ive read they will do fine. But i sure cant wait to stretch it out to 1000.
double lung shot behind the front legs and will do the trick.
I have 168 VLD Match on my 7RM at 3000fps and I got deers from 70yrds to 980yrds.
They perform great on games.

On Elk/Moose you have to limit yourself at 800 yrds range.
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double lung shot behind the front legs and will do the trick.
I have 168 VLD Match on my 7RM at 3000fps and I got deers from 70yrds to 980yrds.
They perform great on games.

On Elk/Moose you have to limit yourself at 800 yrds range.
You talking about the Hunting versions or Target versions of the VLD's?
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Old 11-17-2013, 11:14 PM
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Re: Finished up my 180 hybrid load in 7rm

MATCH TARGET.

I like Match Target because they have thicker jacket and hold little bit more, and penetrate dipper before opening up.


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You talking about the Hunting versions or Target versions of the VLD's?
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