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7mm BR versus 7-30 Waters

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Unread 03-07-2005, 06:31 PM
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Re: 7mm BR versus 7-30 Waters

I would agree with xphunter, if you are looking for a little more but managable recoil than i would look at a 260 or 7-08, and maybe lean a little twards the improved versions of them. Some examles could be; 6.5 Super Bower or the 7mm Super Bower, both based off of the 307 case.
Marc Sheehan
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Unread 03-07-2005, 07:23 PM
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Re: 7mm BR versus 7-30 Waters

Several bullet mftrs make a "single shot pistol" bullet that works extremely well at the pistol velocities. Sierra is the ones I have been using.

IF you can get a factory or TC custom shop barrel in 7 BR, then that is cost effective and highly reliable and accurate rig.

All the TCs with careful reloading normally run under 1". If you cannot get there, then normally a barrel problem which does show up occasionally.

Many people starting off find the 7-08 and 308 class along with some of the larger wildcats a "handfull" until they get some experience. The 2 7mm cartridges you are talking about are the right class to start in.

Bower and SSK have some of the better wildcats to go for later.

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Unread 03-07-2005, 08:30 PM
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260 Rem is not to much if braked

I have a 14 inch 260 Rem that is braked in a MOA Maximum that my 15 yr old daughter has used for the last 3 years for deer and my son, now 10 was shooting it at steel rams at 500 meters with great consistency when he had just turned nine. A braked 08 class cartridge is a pussycat even for young people.
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