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Old 02-02-2013, 04:30 PM
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7mm??? Build

Ok was going to build a 6.5 STW. But then I got a good deal on a 7mm barrel that will finish 33". So am debating which to build? Was leaning towards the RUM because barrel length. What other options should I consider building off a R700 action?
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Old 02-03-2013, 01:26 AM
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Ok was going to build a 6.5 STW. But then I got a good deal on a 7mm barrel that will finish 33". So am debating which to build? Was leaning towards the RUM because barrel length. What other options should I consider building off a R700 action?
I wouldn't go with a RUM. If it were me, I'd have it chambered in either a 7mm/300 Win. or long throated 7mm Remington. The 7mm Rem at 28" with the right chamber can produce mid to high 3000 fps with a 180. If mid 3000 isn't fast enough, you can get up around 3175 fps with a 7mm/300. The beauty of these two is that you never run out of brass options. The 7mm/300 is simply a 300 WM necked down and of course the 7mm Rem is what it is, which is extremely under rated for what the cartridge is actually capable of.
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Old 02-03-2013, 07:55 AM
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Ok was going to build a 6.5 STW. But then I got a good deal on a 7mm barrel that will finish 33". So am debating which to build? Was leaning towards the RUM because barrel length. What other options should I consider building off a R700 action?
I'm partial to the 7STW, obviously, but Brent is also right . The 7 -300 is also a great option. How much of that barrel do you intend on using? What is the contour?
Also, you may want to consider the 7mm Rogue. It's a little better version of the 7/300. Check it out in, Rifles, Barrels, and Ballistics, under " 7 mm Rogue" . It's a interesting read, and cartridge.
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Old 02-03-2013, 09:27 AM
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Why not the RUM? Largest case capacity and I entend on using all of the barrel. I kind of three the stw out because its a belted case. Wanted more horse power then the 7mm rem mag. If I went with the rouge I'm stuck with them chamfering my barrel.
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Old 02-03-2013, 02:49 PM
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33" is begging to be a RUM or a 7mm/338Lapua
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Old 02-03-2013, 02:52 PM
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7lrm. Len at lrh has a reamer or gunwerks can do it. Not a belted case either.
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Old 02-03-2013, 03:07 PM
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7lrm. Len at lrh has a reamer or gunwerks can do it. Not a belted case either.
With 33" you can take advantage of a bigger case than the 375Ruger.
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