Originally Posted by lckytylr
I have an idea . . . not sure if anyone has tried this before . . . but here goes.
I'm trying to develop the optimal load for my 7mm RUM, but I don't want to buy 6 or 7 different types of bullets in 50 or 100 counts. I really only need 25 counts of each kind of bullet - 5 shot groups and 5 different powder charges per bullet brand/weight. My rifle is a factory Remington 700 with 26" SS barrel (standard weight) - Bone Stock.
Is anyone willing to part with a mix-n-match of bullets that I can buy for the cost of $xx / 100 count (25 Swifts, 25 Noslers, 25 Bergers, 25 Sierra's)?
I'm interested in the following brands, the heavier the better providing that they will shoot well.
Swift Scirocco II's
Sierra SMK 168's
I'm just trying to find the perfect load without ending up with 75 each bullets for 4 different brands of bullets that I will likely never shoot.
By the time you shoot all 125 of those you will have shot 1/4th the barrel life out of your 7rum. Better would be to shoot 1 bullet known to be rather easy to get shooting, like a sierra or accubond and work it with a couple of powders. You can get her shooting quicker bullet count wise and you aren't left chasing your tail with a half shot out rifle.
What powders do you have on hand?? What are you shooting with this rifle and at what range?? I shot my bdl 7rum tired in 600 shots, and I'm still kicking myself for playing with it at the range. The hunting load was 3 of the first 30 rounds out of the pipe. A heck of a rifle, killed by playing at the range. I've worked with two 7rums; I may be able to help get yours shooting without killing it first.