Re: best 7mm round for 160+ grn bullets
I have a custom 7mm SAUM that shoots lights out. Due to work and the abundance of wind here in SD, I don't get to shoot it as much as I would like but the best group so far is 1 3/8" at 600 yds. That was with 168 gr Bergers and RL17. I'm ordering some 180 gr JLK's soon and switching to H1000 or 4831sc for the deer, antelope, and elk (if I can ever draw a tag). Before I had the rifle built I was concerned with mag fit with the VLDs also. After alot of thought and talking with Jim See I decided to go with a single shot action. Last fall my wife and I killed 3 mule deer in about 30 seconds, all around 430 yds, with no problems reloading (PICS)
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Custom built 7mm SAUM