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Old 09-11-2011, 07:45 PM
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While it's a great cartridge for the reasons you stated, I suspect that the 284 Win may not have enough juice to benefit from the 180 Bergers.

The same may also apply to the 7saum.

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I don't think that is a problem, at least not with the 7 saum. With that the 180 is still doing about 1900 fps at 800 yards.
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Old 09-11-2011, 07:59 PM
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Re: 7mm Berger 180gr VLD's...Build Ideas???

There are some very impressive results with both cartridges being seen in long range competition.

Check out the 7mm page at 6mmbr.com
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Old 09-11-2011, 10:41 PM
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I am having (waiting to be bedded) a hunting rifle in 7 Saum built. It is on a trued Rem LA, 26" Kreiger #5, McMillan Rem Classic stock, BDL bottom metal, Seekins rings and mount and a Leupold Custom 6.5 - 20 x 50 LRT. It looks like it will come in at 9.75 lbs. You could save 1/2 lb with a #4 barrel and another 1/2 with a 40 mm objective scope. It will give you the horsepower you are looking for in an under 9 lb rifle. I built an identical spec rifle in .300 Jarrett with a 3.5-10x40 Leupold that weighs 8.75 lbs. You could play with other stocks and save a bit more weight. You may even get it under 8.5 lbs. Just my thoughts.
9lbs is a bit much. I am thinking 7-8lbs max. My smith has given me some ideas on components but just like everyone he has his own opinions on what he likes and I am trying to stay away from some of my normal builds. Hence the reason for asking the opinions of those here on LRH.

Thanks for the input. I have thought about the 7mm SAUM and the 168's. I like that combo of power and bullet weight.

Jon

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Old 09-11-2011, 10:57 PM
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9lbs is a bit much. I am thinking 7-8lbs max. My smith has given me some ideas on components but just like everyone he has his own opinions on what he likes and I am trying to stay away from some of my normal builds. Hence the reason for asking the opinions of those here on LRH.

Thanks for the input. I have thought about the 7mm SAUM and the 168's. I like that combo of power and bullet weight.

Jon
Well, if you are serious about it, you can cut out 10 ounces with the McMillan HUNTERS EDGE ULTRALIGHT stock and another 8 ounces going to a #3 barrel. That should put you in the 7.75 lbs range. Look for a light weight scope mount and rings. If you are going to be shooting elk capable loads, I would also recommend a muzzle brake.
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Re: 7mm Berger 180gr VLD's...Build Ideas???

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There are some very impressive results with both cartridges being seen in long range competition.

Check out the 7mm page at 6mmbr.com
I guess that answered my question about velocity.

But, recoil is subjective and he is talking about a light weight rig. So, I still think a brake is worth considering even if he goes with the 284 Win.

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Old 09-12-2011, 12:44 AM
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Re: 7mm Berger 180gr VLD's...Build Ideas???

Get the new mcmillan A3 sporter with the edge package (mine weights 30 oz) a stiller, pierce or even a titanium action and then spring for a 27" carbon wrapped barrel. Shoot a 7saum, 7wsm or a 7-375 ruger. Should do everything your asking for. Or I see gunwerks has a LR-800 that has most of these features and then that will take the bs out of all of the ordering and waiting.
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Get the new mcmillan A3 sporter with the edge package (mine weights 30 oz) a stiller, pierce or even a titanium action and then spring for a 27" carbon wrapped barrel. Shoot a 7saum, 7wsm or a 7-375 ruger. Should do everything your asking for. Or I see gunwerks has a LR-800 that has most of these features and then that will take the bs out of all of the ordering and waiting.
Just checked gunwerks site and its called there LR-CARBON. with a titanium action and muzzle break it costs (with nightforce scope and the whole shabang) $8550

You said price wasn't an issue!
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