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Old 05-14-2014, 06:09 AM
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but money to buy more stuff isnt an option for the time..got a future sniper on the way in august, so funds are tight for awhile.
A belated welcome to LRH and enjoy! I too thank you for your service to our great nation.

Not sure if this is your first child but congrats to both and enjoy your blessing.

As you already know, you can get overwhelmed with recommendations. Having a family, will forever change your life. If you're like us, my wife and I's schedule revolved around our two sons (now 25 (1LT in the USAF and 22 (senior in U of A)) along with 8 permanent change of stations (2 of which are overseas assignment) and multiple deployments in my 20+ year in the USAF.

As much as I love shooting and hunting, my "family" always comes first. Being a Dad is one of the many blessings I have and I will never trade it for anything.

About 2 years ago, my oldest son bought me a Leica 1600 RF for my birthday; now just imagine how that made me feel.

Again, welcome and good luck with your future sniper.

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Old 05-14-2014, 09:17 AM
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Brian- my friends and i have several senderos of various calibers. it is the rifle all others are compared to. In 7mm i use re-19 mostly ( i would say H-1000 has more following on here though) , and 168 bergers. i found the recoil with 180 more than i wanted for my purpose and i have a 300 win mag with 210s. i use wlrm primers and nosler brass. i have brakes on all my magnums. also i adjust all the triggers( it is easy google remington crisp) and i have 5 shilen and one jewell. Enjoy shooting and the new baby. Thanks for your service . roninflag
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Old 05-14-2014, 11:55 AM
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Re: new 7mm rem mag advice

Thanks for all the advice amd things to look for.. it is my first child so itll be a huge change..so without saying he will come first, and when I can im going to get as much trigger time and if money goes good he'll have his first deer rifle before kindergarten haha
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Old 05-16-2014, 05:49 PM
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Re: new 7mm rem mag advice

Not that anybody cares, I really like H4831 and 160gr accubonds. I killed a nice for MT blackbear at 40 yards and a nice for anywhere whitetail at 784yds with the same load, both 1 shot kills. For the elk, I limited the range to 450 yards just to make myself feel more confident. 6 different elk with the same load.
I really like my 7mm. I hope you do too.
Congrats on the new guppy.
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Old 05-17-2014, 07:23 AM
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As for your scope, it will work just fine. Eventually, you will probably get to the point where you feel he need to upgrade it on your own though.

The Sendero's are awesome rifles. You won have a problem there.

Now your loads: SMK's have a thicker copper jacket than the game king bullets. How thick? You might ask. I took a smk and a gk bullet to a grinding wheel and cut them in half. I can't tell the difference between the jackets. And keep in mind that both Barnes and Hornady make a solid copper bullet for hunting. You do have a hollow point at the front of the smk that isn't real big but it is enough to start expansion.

Popular powders are hodgdon and alliant. R22 is highly recommended as well as Retumbo. Those would be my first two choices. You probably won't find either for sale right now though. Imr4350, H4350, imr 7828, H1000, H338 are all used with good results as well.
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Old 05-17-2014, 07:36 AM
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Not that anybody cares, I really like H4831 and 160gr accubonds.
John
With H4831 do they put Nitro in it for temperature stability? I was using the IMR Variety on a late season mule deer hunt. It was about -10 outside and none of the cartridges in my rifle went off. Luckily I had a few in my jacket pocket. After three clicks that felt like a million misfires in a row. I took the rest of the cold rounds and heated them up in my arm pits and the certainly did go off after they got warmer.
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Old 05-17-2014, 10:33 AM
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With H4831 do they put Nitro in it for temperature stability? I was using the IMR Variety on a late season mule deer hunt. It was about -10 outside and none of the cartridges in my rifle went off. Luckily I had a few in my jacket pocket. After three clicks that felt like a million misfires in a row. I took the rest of the cold rounds and heated them up in my arm pits and the certainly did go off after they got warmer.
Cold weather instability would be a killer for me since ill be hunting in new york and it wont be -10 hopefully but cold none the less
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