Re: heavy bullets and the 7mm
I am currently putting a 26" stainless steel varmint contour McGowan barrel on my 7mm Rem Mag. It has a 1:9" twist. I have a box of 168gr. SMKs that I am going to be shooting through it. It is a Savage 111 action. I may try some of the 180gr SMKs depending on what performance I get from the lighter bullets. I have to wonder if the 180s will yield a COAL that is too long for my magazine, so we'll see. I plan on hunting white tail, black bear, and possibly take it out west as some point to hunt pronghorn, mule deer, and possibly elk. I am looking so forward to getting this gun all put together!!!!