Performance wise the two look pretty similiar, how much more if any recoil, than say a 7mm Mag?
As for the berger bullets, I was going to specifically throat the barrel for the 168dr or the 180gr Begers.
Habe you shot the 165s? if so is there any advantage to using them on deer sizes game?
Recoil is only a small increase over the 7mm Mag with 168 (23.6 versus 27.4 with the LRM). We see the 180's at 3085 to 3100 fps at 75 rounds. The neck is longer, and with a 180 seated to fit a std mag box, the boat tail just barely enters the case. Advantage over the Dakota is std Mag bolt face. We do not push this very hard because of the workload involved in brass mfg, but it makes a nice package. I personally am not a big fan of wildcats, but we are working for properly mfg'd brass with headstamp.
We will see but it looks promising
Basically pushing the 168 or the 180 Berger faster with less pressure than the 7 mag
Stay tuned I'm going to find out.
The whole thesis with gunwerks is to put the whole picture together
Very forward thinking.
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