Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics

Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics Applied Ballistics


Reply

7 RUM in SSF Sendero

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-15-2003, 05:25 PM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Illinois
Posts: 837
7 RUM in SSF Sendero

Just picked up a 7RUM, anyone have a good long range hunting/target load yet?
db
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-18-2003, 06:21 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Virginia
Posts: 21
Re: 7 RUM in SSF Sendero

My 7 RUM likes Reloader 25, shooting 140 grain Nosler Ballistic Tips and Partitions. Have averaged 3501 at maximum loads and great accuracy with the Ballistic Tip. Good luck and let us know how you get along.
__________________
P.A.S.S. (Pick a Spot, Squeeze...)
Kenny
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-18-2003, 08:20 PM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Illinois
Posts: 837
Re: 7 RUM in SSF Sendero

HighLander,

Sounds like a winner, I have both RL 25 and 140gr NBTs on hand so I'll have to try that. What primer are you using?

db
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-19-2003, 07:36 AM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Eastern US
Posts: 61
Re: 7 RUM in SSF Sendero

dbhostler,

I've just got one of these too! Still working out the kinks on it. Keep watching for my progress (if I have any to report on here). I've tried H1000 and Sierra Match King 168 grn and have obtained sub-MOA groups with this setup. I'm shooting it on top of 85.0 - 85.5 grains with a Federal Gold Match Primer in LR Magnum.

Good luck and be sure to share your findings.

I would strongly suggest you use the ladder method of load development - saves time, money and purportedly works from those who have tried it. I haven't tried it yet but will my next time out.

Do a search in this forum's archives and you'll probably find it. It is a link to a pdf file and the important stuff starts on the last couple of pages.

Good luck!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-19-2003, 08:13 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Virginia
Posts: 21
Re: 7 RUM in SSF Sendero

Using Federal 215 magnum primer. Good luck!
__________________
P.A.S.S. (Pick a Spot, Squeeze...)
Kenny
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-19-2003, 09:22 PM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Illinois
Posts: 837
Re: 7 RUM in SSF Sendero

Howdy Boys,

First thing I need to do is fix the trigger. Then work on the ES. With a F-215 primer I am getting over 100fps spread. I tried the same load with a F-210 and the ES was cut in half, but the velocity dropped over 100fps too.
H-1000 is a recommended powder, I just haven't tried it yet.
In the neck of the woods I live in, most of my shots will be 600yds or less, so I tend to like the l30 to 150gr bullets and push them as fast and flat as possible. That's why I bought the RUM in the first place. Make sense?

db
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-19-2003, 09:35 PM
dwm dwm is offline
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Texas
Posts: 622
Re: 7 RUM in SSF Sendero

Fixing the trigger was one of my first things to do also. You may want to adjust it yourself. There are instructions posted in some other threads for the Rem700 trigger. I would only do it myself if I had a trigger pull gauge though. Safety first.

Good info on the Fed210 primers, I have a bunch of those I could try them too.

Doug
__________________
doug
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads for: 7 RUM in SSF Sendero
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
25-06 Sendero??? Mortgage Man General Discussion 17 02-21-2012 03:30 PM
Difference between Sendero and Sendero II Crop Damage Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics 0 04-17-2011 06:54 AM
WTB - Sendero SF II Rhino Hunter Guns For Sale 9 09-18-2010 07:23 AM
looking for a sendero sf ii matt haggard Member Introductions 2 06-11-2010 09:55 PM
WTS Rem M 700 Sendero 338 Rum. philny1 Guns For Sale 5 04-01-2007 06:02 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:11 PM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC