Originally Posted by Long Range
Thanks Broz that's what I was thinking I read the hole thread you started on the first 7-300 win mag that's what gave me the idea. I do have one more question I was wondering if 1-8.5 or 1-8.7 twist would be to fast for the 162-168 because I see that Berger may come out with a 195 that would be a thumper. Also do you go with a tight neck or a no turn on your 7-300.
Long Range, you are asking the wrong guy about little bullets, I gave them up long ago. But I think you would be fine as long as you didn't exceed the bullets capabilities as far as twist and velocity are concerned.
I had PTG do my last reamer and it is awesome. They kinda screwed up a bit and gave it .050" more throat length than I requested but in the end it was perfect as the rifle likes the bullet .050" off the lands and was a consistant .2 and .3 MOA rifle at 300 yards. Now I am thinking the extra .050" will play right into the new 195's length.
My reamer is a no turn neck, I have had zero issues with necking down to 7mm and the neck thickness.
I will admit that I lost a little fire for the round with the introduction of the 230 Bergers for the 300 win. But now with this new 195 and the proposed BC's I am thinking the 7mm-300 just grabbed another gear.
The way the 180's shoot I can't wait to try some of the 195's. My buddy took a porcupine at close to 1100 yards in some light wind with his.
ps: I HIGHLY recommend a hart tube. The Harts have 6 lands and it induces less stress on jackets.