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Old 06-13-2013, 02:00 PM
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7 lrm ballistics.?

I have done a search looking for some numbers on the 7 Lrm but haven't found much on it. I know it's pretty new but I figure there are enough of them out there I could get some ballistics on it. I've read on Gun Works web page that it will run the 180 @3100 under 72gr of H1000 in 26 inch tube. That seems like its just a hair hotter than a 7 Rmag.

I've would like to hear from someone that has one what the case capacity is and some known velocities are and what barrel length you are running to achieve them. I'm gonna build a big 7 and its a toss up on weather to build a 7 lrm or 7x300 win mag or version of.

I have most everything I need just need to pick a direction a go. One thing I would like to know is I have a 1-8/5 twist barrel just wondering ho much this would slow either on of them down and what length to run. It's a 31 inch blank.
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Old 06-14-2013, 06:31 AM
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Re: 7 lrm ballistics.?

I don't have one, but one benefit of the LRM is there isn't a belt. One downside is limited availiblity of brass.
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Old 06-14-2013, 10:43 AM
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Re: 7 lrm ballistics.?

Another option is a 7/300 Norma Mag. You could even step up to a 190 gr Matrix or 195 gr Hybrid. That will be an amazing combo for anything moose sized and smaller. I'm torn between the 7 LRM and 7/300 NM for my next build. I'd like to know what the LRM can do with the 190 Matrix out of a 28" barrel...
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Old 06-14-2013, 04:33 PM
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Re: 7 lrm ballistics.?

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Another option is a 7/300 Norma Mag. You could even step up to a 190 gr Matrix or 195 gr Hybrid. That will be an amazing combo for anything moose sized and smaller. I'm torn between the 7 LRM and 7/300 NM for my next build. I'd like to know what the LRM can do with the 190 Matrix out of a 28" barrel...
I have a custom in 7mm Dakota 25" barrel 8.5twist Krieger barrel, I shoot the 190gr Matrix bullets and
the 180 Hybrids both with H1000 and with retumbo and I get 2960-2975 avg for the 190's and
3010 for the 180 hybrids. All this with between 72-74.5 grains of powder so I am assuming that
the 7LRM has almost Identical case capacity as the 7dakota.
Hope this helps

Elmer
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Old 06-15-2013, 05:38 AM
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Re: 7 lrm ballistics.?

I have a 29 1/2" lilja 6 groove 1 in 9 twist. The case is the 375 Ruger necked down to 7mm without any changes to shoulder. The 7 LRM has the shoulder moved to lengthen neck so its capacity will be slightly less.

180 gr Berger hybrid target is going 3175 fps with 83 gr of RL-33.
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Old 01-16-2014, 11:12 AM
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Re: 7 lrm ballistics.?

Any updates on the 7lrm?
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Re: 7 lrm ballistics.?

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I have a custom in 7mm Dakota 25" barrel 8.5twist Krieger barrel, I shoot the 190gr Matrix bullets and
the 180 Hybrids both with H1000 and with retumbo and I get 2960-2975 avg for the 190's and
3010 for the 180 hybrids. All this with between 72-74.5 grains of powder so I am assuming that
the 7LRM has almost Identical case capacity as the 7dakota.
Hope this helps

Elmer
Those must be fairly mild loads? I'm pretty sure the Dakota holds 6-8 grains more than the LRM.......Rich
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