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Old 08-01-2010, 10:48 PM
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Re: 338rum or 7rum for longrange

I defiantly see what your saying... I will be reloading my ammo, but i wanted to be able to buy factory if I had no other choice and it was the last result. That is why I did not choose to go with the 338 edge. i love the cartridge but what I have been reading the 338 rum is very close to the edge.
The 7rum i love as well because I feel I could throw the wildcat 200 gr bullets at enough velocity to take advantage. Don't know though. Thank you all for you replys

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Old 08-01-2010, 11:06 PM
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Re: 338rum or 7rum for longrange

The 200gr Wildcat is the only thing that would get me to ever own a 7mm anything, the ballistics are of the scale but what ever you chose I would first chose not to run out of reloads at all cost, factory is not an option!!!
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Old 08-01-2010, 11:49 PM
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Re: 338rum or 7rum for longrange

100% with bigngreen,i don't think factory ammo is an option with a LR rifle.
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Old 08-02-2010, 11:59 AM
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Re: 338rum or 7rum for longrange

I agree completely. I'm hoping to throw the 200gr wildcats at 2850. It should be doable. I'm hoping to reload and have 1000 rounds kept at all times. But with shooting everyday I'm just going to replace what I shoot.
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Old 08-02-2010, 12:17 PM
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Re: 338rum or 7rum for longrange

Damn thats a lot of reloading....
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Old 08-02-2010, 02:59 PM
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Re: 338rum or 7rum for longrange

A 7 RUM should be able to shoot a 175/180 gr proj at 3150 - 3200 from a 26" barrel. I would have thought the 200 Wildcat would be closer to 3000 fps.

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Old 08-02-2010, 05:56 PM
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Re: 338rum or 7rum for longrange

Kiwi I was trying to stay on the low end of velocity. If I am able to reach 3000 with a 28 inch barrel then this rifle will be one long range hammer.

But still when you run the numbers on a 245 gr 338 bullet of 250 gr bullet. Doesn't that hit alot harder down range and cause a much larger hole?

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