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180 VLD's in the 7mm RUM Sendero?

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Unread 12-25-2009, 11:33 PM
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180 VLD's in the 7mm RUM Sendero?

Anybody have real world experience shooting 180 VLD's in the Rem 700 RUM?

Will the twist 9.5 twist handle them?
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    Unread 12-26-2009, 01:59 AM
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    Re: 180 VLD's in the 7mm RUM Sendero?

    Dont mean to hijack, but if you are going to shoot 180's, why not get a .300 RUM ? I mean it can push a 180, 300+ fps faster. I understand the .284, 180gr VLD has a .659 BC, where as the 185 .30 cal has a .549. But at 1000 yards the speed is almost identicle.

    Berger reccomends a 1 in 9 twist for the 180's by the way. It's all on their website Berger Hunting Bullets

    Also, here is a PDF quick reference sheet for all the Bergers. Everything you need to know http://www.bergerbullets.com/Berger%...%206-17-09.pdf
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    Re: 180 VLD's in the 7mm RUM Sendero?

    My 7stw shoots them very well. It is a Sendero with a 9.5 twist. I would definitely try them.
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    Re: 180 VLD's in the 7mm RUM Sendero?

    "My 7stw shoots them very well. It is a Sendero with a 9.5 twist. I would definitely try them. "

    Thanks, AND thanks Tang,

    What speed are you sending them?
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    Re: 180 VLD's in the 7mm RUM Sendero?

    My velocity is 3050 FPS, and I seat them at 3.665 OAL so they fit in the mag. I have had better luck seating the Bergers deeper, rather than at the lands. My hunting buddy killed a whitetail this year from 1105 yards using this load. Here are some pictures of 1000 yard groups with the 180's.

    Pics of 1000 yard groups with Bergers seated deep
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    Re: 180 VLD's in the 7mm RUM Sendero?

    Thanks,

    Excellent pics,

    I'm looking for a rifle that will send the 180 at about that speed.
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    Re: 180 VLD's in the 7mm RUM Sendero?

    I'm getting 3200 fps with no pressure signs. I'm gettin 3000 fps with a standard 7rm.
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