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Old 12-23-2007, 11:49 AM
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7WSM and long action ?

I am considering building a 7WSM specifically around the 162 A-MAX (.625 BC) or Berger 168 VLD (.643 BC) and 1-10 twist barrel.

I want to maximize the powder capacity (and velocity) of the case, so the plan is a cartridge overall length based on these bullets seated to a maximum .284" into the case neck (or less - what is the minimum I can get away with ??). I will also have the barrel/chamber throated so that the bullets would touch the lands when seated to this cartridge COL.

Lastly, I do want to use the magazine of the rifle. I suspect I cannot use the magazine on a short action with this proposed COL (whatever that may be - not sure at this point - anyone ??). Therefore, I am considering custom chambering a new long action SPS or Savage 110 (in 300 RUM as a donor action?) to this cartridge spec.

Any problems I may be getting into with this build ? Can I expect much of an improvement in performance over a short action with these bullets seated to 2.86" COL ? Any advice or thoughts would be appreciated.
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Old 12-23-2007, 11:56 AM
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The detachable magazine length of the short action Savage model 16FCSS is 3".
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Old 12-23-2007, 12:37 PM
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I am 'estimating' the COL with the 162 A-max seated -.284" into the case neck to have a COL of around 3.5".
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I have a custom 7wsm built by Chris Mathhews on a Stiller Predator short action with a watts extended magazine.My O.A.L. to the lands is 2.974 with the amax.This combo works with a little room to spare in the Watts box.

If you measure from the start of the boattail up .284(which the min. i like to have)you get a O.A.L. of about 3.029.I don't were you got the 3.5.

My 7 shot the amaxs ok but it liked the 175mk and the 176 Cauterucio the best.
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My O.A.L. to the lands is 2.974 with the amax.This combo works with a little room to spare in the Watts box.

If you measure from the start of the boattail up .284(which the min. i like to have)you get a O.A.L. of about 3.029.I don't were you got the 3.5.
The 3.5" may be a bad estimate. I won't argue 3.029" - thank-you. What is the OAL with the 175 SMK's ?
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Old 12-23-2007, 11:24 PM
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Now we are getting somewhere. Would a 3" detachable mag be ok then with the proper throat?

Would this be close enough, does one really need a long action?

Then what about the 168 Berger and maybe even the 180 Berger? (I'm kind of hijacking your thread, but it is to the same question ...)
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Kissing the lands lightly 2.965 loa. The base to ogive(which is a better measurement) is 2.311 with the 175MK.
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