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Need help with a LR 7mm build!

Im wanting to build a LR 7mm to fill the ranges in between my .270 win and Shawn Carlock .338 Edge I plan to order in the future. Any suggestions?
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    Re: Need help with a LR 7mm build!

    I would suggest a 7mm rem mag or 7STW.

    26" barrel for 7 rem mag, 26 or 28" for 7STW.

    7mm mag try the 168 berger or 162 a-mazx

    7STW try the 180 berger.

    You could go to 7RUM but if you are getting a 338 edge it would be getting closer to its performance.

    I have a 7mm rem mag with a 26" No 5 barrel. I use the 168 berger or 162 a-max at around 3080 fps. It has worked really well on deer size game out to 638 yds.

    Hope this helps,

    Stu
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    Re: Need help with a LR 7mm build!

    If you want something in between I do not have any suggestions. If you want something equal or better try the 7mm Allen Magnum.
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    Re: Need help with a LR 7mm build!

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    I would suggest a 7mm rem mag or 7STW.

    26" barrel for 7 rem mag, 26 or 28" for 7STW.

    7mm mag try the 168 berger or 162 a-mazx

    7STW try the 180 berger.

    You could go to 7RUM but if you are getting a 338 edge it would be getting closer to its performance.

    I have a 7mm rem mag with a 26" No 5 barrel. I use the 168 berger or 162 a-max at around 3080 fps. It has worked really well on deer size game out to 638 yds.

    Hope this helps,

    Stu
    And I would go with a 7 WSM or & Dakota because I like fat case without belts
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    Re: Need help with a LR 7mm build!

    For the really big 7 mm bullets you need a really big cartridge like the 7 STW or the larger
    7mm RUM.

    These big 7's will shoot flatter than anything except maybe a few wildcats.

    And with the good selection of 7 mm bullets will not disappoint you.

    The only thing that the 338s have going for them is more energy and wind
    bucking ability at extreme distance and you already have that coverd with
    the 338 Edge.

    The other 7's are not that much better than your 270 if any.

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    7SAUM, 7mm-300WSM, 7mmWSM. All of these will match the performance of the 7RM, but the 7RM is better for the 180's. The STW and RUM will give you similar performance.

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    7SAUM, 7mm-300WSM, 7mmWSM. All of these will match the performance of the 7RM, but the 7RM is better for the 180's. The STW and RUM will give you similar performance.

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    There shouldn't be any problem shooting the 180's out of the WSM other than the OAL probably wont permit the use of the short action mag. I dont have any problems shooting the 210 Berger out of my 300 WSM.

    The RUM is a significant step up from the STW.

    For comparison, the WSM and RM will shoot a 160 gr bullet about 3000 fps or so. With RL17, the WSM will probably beat out the RM and get 3100 +

    The STW and Dakota will shoot a 160 gr bullet about 3200 fps or so.

    And the RUM about 3400 fps.

    The RUM shooting a 180 bullet will out run the EDGE ballistically to about 1000 yds. But the EDGE shooting a 300 SMK will hit a whole lot harder.
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