Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics


Reply

Anyone own a 7mm 300 Win Mag?

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #29  
Old 04-20-2010, 01:01 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Alaska
Posts: 3,389
Re: Anyone own a 7mm 300 Win Mag?

Quote:
Originally Posted by statjunk View Post
Seriously, what is wrong with you. You sold that rifle! I can't believe you'd sell a 1200 yard roughly 1/2 MOA shooter.

Tom
Roger that! . . . I need more friends like Broz...

There's always a 'hiding place' in my reloading room for a 1200 yd 0.5 moa shooter!
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 04-20-2010, 02:51 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Townsend, Montana.
Posts: 7,813
Re: Anyone own a 7mm 300 Win Mag?

Quote:
Originally Posted by phorwath View Post
Roger that! . . . I need more friends like Broz...

There's always a 'hiding place' in my reloading room for a 1200 yd 0.5 moa shooter!
Ha Ha!! The exceptional rifle that shoots this good is hard to come by for sure. But then, exceptional friends are even harder to come by. Remember now, I agreed to sell him this rifle before I was done testing it. I have to shoot a rifle many times in many different situations before they steal my heart. By then the deal was already done and I simply kept my word just like you guys would do.

Plus, I had my new full custom 300 win in the works. I don't need a 7mm-300 and a 300 win. If the 300 win does not shoot as good as this rifle I could always rebarrel it to 7mm-300... See, I do have a back up plan...

LOL, this reminds me of the movie....? either "Wyatt Earp" or "Tomb Stone" ?? Where the guy asked Doc Holiday

" why are you doing this you will be killed"

Doc, " Cuz Wyatt is my friend"

guy " Hell, I have lots of friends"

Doc " Well I don't "

Ha ha!!!


Jeff
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #31  
Old 04-20-2010, 03:37 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Alaska
Posts: 3,389
Re: Anyone own a 7mm 300 Win Mag?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Broz View Post
Like in "Tomb Stone" Where the guy asked Doc Holiday

" why are you doing this you will be killed"

Doc, " Cuz Wyatt is my friend"

guy " Hell, I have lots of friends"

Doc " Well I don't "

Ha ha!!!

Jeff
Good analogy. And a great movie too... especially for any wannabe fast-draw pistoleros in our ranks.

Next rifle you're ready to part with that shoots lights-out like that last one, let me know if you wanna be a 'good' friend. At least until I've been able to con you out of your tack driver!
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 05-28-2010, 06:08 PM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Gillette WY
Posts: 667
Re: Anyone own a 7mm 300 Win Mag?

Has anyone else got a 7mm 300 win mag. Sounds pretty cool if it shoots the 180 VLD that fast.

Broz, you said that it wasnt even max load? what do you think the max load be?
__________________
Remington 700 7mm SAUM Magnum Research Barrel
Remington 700 7mm Rem Mag Ultralight
Remington 700 22-243 Supressed
Savage Target Action 6mm-284
Savage Target Action 6.5x47 Lapua
Savage Predator Hunter Max1 6.5-284 Norma
Savage Predator Hunter Max 1 22-284 Norma
Savage Bear Hunter 338 Win Mag
"Gotta Kill It Before You Can Grill It"
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 05-28-2010, 06:40 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Taranaki New Zealand
Posts: 182
Re: Anyone own a 7mm 300 Win Mag?

I am finally starting mine, M700 tricked up, Sendero (HS) stock, True-Flite NZ barrel. Haven't decided on whether to go 26 or 28" yet. Reamer is being cut by PTG. I want this one to be extremely simple, no special dies, just a standard 7mm neck die. The shoulder on this one is bumped slightly forwards to 30 degrees and the case neck is allowed to grow to .301". Apart from that- no other changes. I have named this version the 7mm Practical- hope it lives up to its name.
Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old 05-28-2010, 07:45 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Townsend, Montana.
Posts: 7,813
Re: Anyone own a 7mm 300 Win Mag?

Quote:
Originally Posted by ZSteinle View Post
Broz, you said that it wasnt even max load? what do you think the max load be?
Well, I think we are at 77 gr of H-1000. This rifle with a 180 Berger VLD the bullets are seated .115" off the lands. To get the dial ups to match the exbal program using the Berger G1 BC of .659 for the180 VLD, we used a MV of 3175 in the program. It has been my experience that every time I use a chronograph for MV in ANY program, I end up lowering the MV to get it to match the drops. So is the rifle sending the 180's over 3175? Maybe...??

I feel this load of 77 gr with a 180 is very safe as far as pressure. I know I have been well above this with a 210 vld in a 300 win. But I have also seen a facroy 300 win show pressure with a 210 Berger at 76 gr. So I dont know how far one could push it, as each rifle is different. But when I find the accuracy at 300 yards and beyond I stop pushing. I will take accuracy over velocity ant day.

A few weeks ago we set a target up across the swamp at my friends house that I sold this rifle to. About 3 evenings ago we had a calm no wind evening. I got a call from mt buddy. He told me he had just sent 4, 180 Bergers to the target. He then went over to look and covered the group with a Scoal can. The target is at 700 yards...

This rifle is a shooter, and I will build another. I believe the 300 win case is a perfect match for a large 7mm bullet. Good efficent case fill, good velocity, supurb accuracy. I have had my go with over cased rifles. I even had a 257-300 Weatherby once. I now prefer a rifle that will have a good enough throat life to get it developed, do plenty of practise and hunt with it before I have to rebarrel and start over. I believe that the 300 win case is as far as I want to go with a 7mm. Might even be considered perfect by some.

Jeff
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #35  
Old 05-28-2010, 07:47 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Townsend, Montana.
Posts: 7,813
Re: Anyone own a 7mm 300 Win Mag?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kiwi Nate View Post
I am finally starting mine, M700 tricked up, Sendero (HS) stock, True-Flite NZ barrel. Haven't decided on whether to go 26 or 28" yet. Reamer is being cut by PTG. I want this one to be extremely simple, no special dies, just a standard 7mm neck die. The shoulder on this one is bumped slightly forwards to 30 degrees and the case neck is allowed to grow to .301". Apart from that- no other changes. I have named this version the 7mm Practical- hope it lives up to its name.

I vote 28. If you dont like it you can cut if off easy enough. If the 26 is not what you want you have no option.

Jeff
__________________
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Current Poll
Do you archery hunt for elk?
YES - 30.77%
56 Votes
NO - 53.85%
98 Votes
Not yet, but I plan to. - 15.38%
28 Votes
Total Votes: 182
You may not vote on this poll.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:21 AM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC