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Len's new 7 LRM - first day at the range

 
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Old 10-07-2012, 08:24 PM
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Len's new 7 LRM - first day at the range

In another similar 7 LRM thread yesterday a guy said:

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Will be interested to see how the range sessions go.
Not wanting to hijack that thread I am starting this one of my own.

We just finished my own Long Range Rifles, LLC bolt action gun chambered in 7LRM last Thursday.

I took it to the range this afternoon to get it sighted in at 100 yards.

First I shot a 5/8 inch two shot fouling group.

Then after adjusting my scope ... a 1/2 inch two shot group.

... then a 1/4 inch two shot group.

And finally a 3/8 inch three shot group as I ended up just about where I wanted to be on the 100 yard target target.
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Len's new 7 LRM - first day at the range-7lrm-sight-.jpg
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Then I backed up to 600 yards and shot a 1.30 inch three shot group. (0.21 moa)
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All of the above were the first shots fired and no cleaning was done at all so far.

All from a bench using Caldwell bipod with installed bipod lock and LRH Rear Shooting Bag.

72 gr H1000
180 gr Berger VLD
OAL of 3.360

Not sure of the velocity as the sun's low angle was messing with my chrono.

This is probably the easiest load work up seesion I've ever had. I just used the load suggested to me by Mike and Aaron Davidson of Gunwerks.

BINGO!

And remember --- DRIVE CAREFULLY
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Old 10-07-2012, 08:34 PM
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Re: Len's new 7 LRM - first day at the range

I am guessing 3050 to 3100 from a 26" Very close to the same load as I use in the 7mm-300 wins.

Nice going.

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Old 10-07-2012, 09:06 PM
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Re: Len's new 7 LRM - first day at the range

Well frankly I'm a little disappointed...

No mention of the new muzzle brake that you are using on that rifle! The Mini Magnum muscle Brake.
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Old 10-07-2012, 09:14 PM
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Re: Len's new 7 LRM - first day at the range

Well, now that you brought it up...

I was actually amazed that I could so easily spot my hits at 600 yards.

This rifle is the lightest I've ever had for such a powerful cartridge. I think I could get by with the next lighter profile barrel quite well.

Very impressed.
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Re: Len's new 7 LRM - first day at the range

Smokin' hot 600 yd group.

What twist and barrel weight for 180 vld do you like?
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Old 10-08-2012, 10:57 AM
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Re: Len's new 7 LRM - first day at the range

I have 50+ rounds through my 6.5-300wm that I just built and have only cleaned it once at about 20 rounds. I didn't notice a difference in the amount of time to clean or the accuracy compared to "breaking in" a barrel. Right now I have 35+ rounds without cleaning and it just shot a 1.15" group at 300yds.
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