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Unread 09-14-2004, 05:45 PM
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7mm 175 smk?

has anyone had any luck getting these bullets yet or know where i can find them?
does anyone know what twist is going to be required to stabilize them? i would think these would be great in the 7ultra mag...!
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    Unread 09-14-2004, 07:58 PM
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    Re: 7mm 175 smk?

    Hi BTM
    Midsouth has them. I ordered a couple hundred and should receive them any day now.
    and will post the results on their preformance in my 7WSM when I get around to it.

    As far as twist,I would suggest the 1-9 but at 7mm ultra mag velocities they probably would stabalize in slower twist.

    order soon because
    Midway had them about two weeks ago but they
    are out of stock already.
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    Unread 09-20-2004, 07:15 PM
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    Re: 7mm 175 smk?

    Anyone have an accurate B.C for this bullet in the 3000-3200 fps range?

    I have a customer wanting to build a big 7mm and this bullet looks pretty nice as an option for him to use.

    Woul dappreciate any testing data you get from shooting this bullet.

    Good Shooting!!!

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    Unread 09-23-2004, 11:19 PM
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    Re: 7mm 175 smk?

    Talked to a Sierra tech about this bullet. His comment from those doing 'special' testing were they were getting accuracy in the 4's. The tech seemed excited about these results. YIKES!!!

    Personally, I will lean to the 162gr SST. All the bullet and probably equal/higher BC then the 175grMK. At least I know these Hornady's are capable of shooting in the 1's

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    Unread 09-23-2004, 11:38 PM
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    Re: 7mm 175 smk?

    I received my .175gr.smk a couple of days ago and so far I am dissapointed [img]images/icons/frown.gif[/img] I weighed 10 of them and they varied five tenths of a grain [img]images/icons/mad.gif[/img]

    so I grabbed 10 162gr. Hornady Amax bullets and weighed them. they varied zero tenths [img]images/icons/shocked.gif[/img]
    anyway I loaded up the 175 smk's with 71 grains of Magpro and headed out to my range
    I cronied 5 of them, average velocity 3150 ES 24 fps.Then I shot a 5 shot group at my 700yd. target and was dissapointed.... 5-1/2" of vertical spread 1-1/2" of horiz. spread!
    I don't necessarily blame it all on the bullets so I'm off to try A3100 and Retumbo and back off on some Magpro powder.But it's looking like I will end up back with the Hornady 162

    fiftydriver,
    I'll see what I can do about an aactual BC
    I was in kind of a hurry the other day but it appears to be better then they state.
    good shootin'
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    Unread 09-24-2004, 03:44 AM
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    Re: 7mm 175 smk?

    I tried the 175 gr. sierra in my 280 ai. accuracy was very good but shooting them at 1000and 1500yards they have a lot more drop then the 162 gr a-max, i will stay with the a-max. My rifle has a 9 twist.

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    Unread 09-24-2004, 08:01 AM
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    Re: 7mm 175 smk?

    Rem700,

    Do you think the drop is from the lower launch velocity or a lower B.C.

    What velocitys are you getting comparing the two bullets in your 280 AI?

    Good Shooting!!

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