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Old 11-03-2002, 07:29 AM
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Re: Need some input form the members for a new project....

My .02:

Action: Remington ???
Stock: McMillain @2#
Scope: Leupold 4.5-14 1.5#
Barrel: Kreiger 30" Palma 4.5#
Rings&Base: If weight permits - Badger Ord, if not, Leupold ???

Caliber: 7mm Remington Ultra Mag
Bullet: Cauterucio 176 VLD

Conservative Ballisics:

Range Vel. Energy Drop(@600) Drift TOF

0 3300 4255 -2.0 0.0 00
100 3163 3909 +8.2 .34 .045
200 3030 3588 +14.8 1.4 .189
300 2901 3290 +17.7 3.2 .290
400 2777 3012 +16.5 5.8 .396
500 2655 2755 +10.7 9.3 .507
600 2537 2515 +0.0 13.6 .622
700 2422 2291 -16.1 18.9 .743
800 2309 2083 -38.1 25.2 .870
900 2200 1891 -66.7 32.7 1.00
1000 2093 1712 -102.4 41.2 1.14

These numbers are for a slower than actual speed from an identical barrel except for it being a heavy instead of standard Palma taper. Mine chronos @ 3,360 fps. Cauterucio bullets have thick jackets that hold up well.

It actually shoots flatter than a 22-250 in close, & flatter than just about anything else for awhile after that. Recoil is moderate due to slow burning powders & a long barrel. Lead time/TOF is in reality much lower - @ 1.00 to 1K - or about 1/2 that of a .308. Wind drift is particularly less than advertised. The big BC bullets buck the wind even better than you'd think at the high velocity.

It's worth a look...... [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]

[ 11-03-2002: Message edited by: speedbump ]
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Old 11-04-2002, 05:13 AM
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Re: Need some input form the members for a new project....

Thanks for all the input.. keep in coming if ya have more ideas...

Is there a website for cauterucio bullets
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Old 11-04-2002, 07:47 AM
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Re: Need some input form the members for a new project....

Wyo,

Bob has no website, but he's an excellent person to do business with and one of the best kept secrets in bullets. He loves to hear tales of hunting/shooting successes with his products. Ask him about his stuff in various calibers, he loves to kick around ideas for ballistics & bullets.

You can call or write to him direct, he's a one-man-operation:

Bob Cauterucio
482 Comerwood Court
S. San Francisco, CA 94080-4205
(650)583-1550
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Old 11-04-2002, 11:08 AM
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Re: Need some input form the members for a new project....

I shoot Bob's bullets and can't say enough about them. Superb accuracy and very forgiving. As was mentioned, they do have a thick jacket, very similar to the MK's and Bob told me people are shooting big game with them.
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Old 11-04-2002, 03:59 PM
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Re: Need some input form the members for a new project....

PT,

I forgot to mention a story Bob told me about a while back.

It seems a customer of his in Texas was shooting 156s out of a 7mm STW in metallic silhouette matches. After they went downrange, they found the bullets were punching holes completely through the 500 yard steel rams. He was politely asked to refrain from shooting that caliber/ bullet combination on their 'dainty' steel targets! [img]images/icons/rolleyes.gif[/img]

Although I haven't had a chance to try them on critters yet, the clock's tickin'......
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Old 11-04-2002, 08:02 PM
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Re: Need some input form the members for a new project....

Speedbump,

There's NO doubt in my mind that the pills exiting that monster you shoot will take anything under 200lbs up and off it's feet inside 800 yards. I'm glad you didn't add a break,, it may have pushed us off the line too [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]

Fatboy...
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Old 11-04-2002, 11:33 PM
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Re: Need some input form the members for a new project....

Speedbump,
I was wondering what kind of load you were using for the 7 mm ultra, with the 176 gr. Carto bullets. Im still waiting for mine to get built, but I already have 2,000 of the 176 gr. waiting for it. It will have a 36 inch barrel, and I hope to reach 3,500+ fps. I got alot of H870, WC 872, and AA5010. Thanks for the info. Also got some 130 gr. Carto in 6.5 for my 6.5-284, and compared to the Sierra 140, it shoots alot faster, about one line less on my Nightforce NP3 reticle. Like them alot. Didnt crono them but seems to hit the steel targets at the range 300 yard to 450 yards, alot faster then the 140 Sierras with less drop.
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