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Old 11-17-2009, 09:40 AM
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Re: A good western SD day *pics*

That's cool you have a wife willing to go hunting and support your habit. Good shooting.

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Old 11-17-2009, 10:04 AM
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What caliber and bullet are you using?

We are shooting my new custom 7mm SAUM that Jim See built a few months ago. The load I'm using right now is 56.5 gr of RL17 and 168 gr Bergers pushed at about 3050 fps.
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Old 11-17-2009, 10:07 AM
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Congrats Jen and Ryan. Nice shooting.

Careful Ryan, next year you might be building a "Hers' rifle"

We are already talking about it. She wants hers to have a carbon barrel so it doesn't weight 13 lbs like mine. The farthest she has shot is just over 500 yds. She was busting clay birds with almost every shot.
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Old 11-17-2009, 10:17 AM
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Re: A good western SD day *pics*

So I am trying to make the 7mm decision. How far would you be comfortable harvesting game with that caliber? I have read up on the caliber and people seem to think it is the cats meow for the short mags in the 7 category. What is your opinion? I am deciding between rebarreling my 300WSM or barreling for 7mmRem Mag, or 7 SAUM. How many rounds do you expect to get down the tube before failure? Have you thought about shooting the 180's or pretty happy with the 168's? Have you tried the 162 A-Max? Sorry for all the questions, but someone with a caliber I am interested in is a good person to turn to for solid information.

Tank
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Old 11-17-2009, 01:15 PM
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So I am trying to make the 7mm decision. How far would you be comfortable harvesting game with that caliber? I have read up on the caliber and people seem to think it is the cats meow for the short mags in the 7 category. What is your opinion? I am deciding between rebarreling my 300WSM or barreling for 7mmRem Mag, or 7 SAUM. How many rounds do you expect to get down the tube before failure? Have you thought about shooting the 180's or pretty happy with the 168's? Have you tried the 162 A-Max? Sorry for all the questions, but someone with a caliber I am interested in is a good person to turn to for solid information.

Tank

I would be more than comfortable shooting out to 1K with good conditions. I am not sure how long the barrel is going to last but I expect to get at least 1500 rounds through it. I feel one key to getting longer barrel life is not trying to push the bullet as fast as possible. I know that I can push it faster with the current powder that I am using right now, but I am more than willing to trade a little speed for the longevity of my barrel! I picked the 7 SAUM mainly due to its relative unpopularity. Most articles I have read about people using the short mags were the 7 WSM. And since I am not the type of person who follows the current trends, I went with the SAUM. I am shooting the 168's right now because that is the only 7mm Bergers I can find in the area. The only regret that I have with this rifle is not doing it sooner....or if you ask my wife not putting on the lighter carbon barrel.
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Old 11-17-2009, 01:32 PM
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Nice hunt and excellent shooting! Love the 7mm.

Stu.
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Re: A good western SD day *pics*

Congrats: Man did that walk in stuff get hammered or what?? I assume you were in Butte co.
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