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Old 01-24-2012, 07:26 PM
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Re: Future of my 7mm rum?

THanks Guys for all the info so far, keep it coming. What kind of aftermarket stock? Anyone used the kenton ind. turrets?
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Old 01-24-2012, 09:05 PM
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Re: Future of my 7mm rum?

If you want an aluminum block, use HS Precision. If you want a great all around stock, McMillan.

You can also look at Wolf, Manners, MPI, MGArms, Ultralight, and I think McWhorter makes a stock wtih an aluminum block in it as well.
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Old 01-24-2012, 10:34 PM
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Re: Future of my 7mm rum?

Before I did anything It'd take it in and get it floated and pillar bedded. You won't know when you need a new bbl due to loss of accuracy unless you do.

If budget isn't an issue look at the McMillian A3 sporter. It's just the nicest aftermarket long range hunting stock on the market today.

If Budget is a consideration look at the Bell and Carlson and HS Precision. Both very high quality stocks but considerably lower in price than either Manners or McMillian.

As for when it is time to replace... .

If you like the Rum just do it again. At the ranges you are shooting though you certainly don't need to go any bigger and really the 7mm STW which can be shot considerably cheaper and with considerably less recoil and muzzle blast so that should be worth considering.

You might just want to take what you have now into a good gunsmith in the area and have him evaluate the condition of the chamber neck and bore and he can then give you an estimate of how much barrel life you have remaining.

Do that before doing anything else and then you'll have a place to start. If it's got some considerable life left though go ahead with the pillar bedding and floating, or go ahead and upgrade the stock and have that done at the same time.

The great thing about the action you have is that there are endless choices for aftermarket upgrades and improvements.
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Old 01-24-2012, 11:05 PM
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Re: Future of my 7mm rum?

All of your Idaho hunting talk is making it hard for this Kansas guy to wait for retirement in Hayden. I would concur about what the others said about having your action blueprinted and a good quality barrel installed. I converted my so so accurate LH 700 7mag to a dead on 280AI version. I maybe won't be shooting those ID elk at 700 yrds, but will be happy to clean up those inside that range!
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Old 01-24-2012, 11:53 PM
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Re: Future of my 7mm rum?

Hayden would be a great place to retire, thats for sure. As far as "cleaning the elk up inside that range", anymore the woods are so thick around here. Most of the time you either have a long range shot or within 300 yrd shot so either way there is elk to kill here. I really want to long range for those furry meat eaters though. This season my elk honey hole was over run by those useless "mutts". Would have filled my "Two" *wink, wink* tags on opening day if i was confident at the 1000 yard range.
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Old 01-25-2012, 01:53 AM
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Re: Future of my 7mm rum?

What is a good 20 moa mount for my rifle set up and what rings should I use? EGW 20 moa Base, Burris extreme rings? what do you guys think?
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Old 01-25-2012, 03:18 AM
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Re: Future of my 7mm rum?

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What is a good 20 moa mount for my rifle set up and what rings should I use? EGW 20 moa Base, Burris extreme rings? what do you guys think?
I shoot both a 7mm STW and 300 RUM with 0 moa rails and have no problem at all getting to 1,000yds and beyond.

Unless your scope has pretty limited verticle adjustment there's no need for anything else.
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