Re: Velocity out of a 7WSM using 176 Cauterucio?
I had two of them in blue printed savage actions with kevin rayhills 3 inch wide longe range hunting stock with bision barrels and sharp shooter triggers, vias style muzzle breaks. Both guns shot extremely well until I ruined them. last summer I got both of them at around the same time and started shooting IMR 5010 through them because i could not get ahold of retumbo yet. But what I didn't know is that the 5010 was not being burnt completely in my barrel and was acting like molten hot sand blasting. The throats in both my guns look fine, but the rifeing lost is sharpness and smoothness. Throats look good but bores are rough as cobs. It makes me sick I ruined $800 worth barrels last summer. The really bad part is that both would shoot under a quater inch no problem. Live and learn, but that a expensive mistake. I hold nothing against the barrels or cartidge my own stupidy ruined the barrels. You should of seen the muzzle crowns on those guns after running 4 pounds of 5010 through them, it looked something was chewing on them. [img]images/icons/rolleyes.gif[/img]