Went out today with my hunting buddy to do some fire forming and last minute check of guns, scopes etc. The 7mm AM has close to 100 rounds down the tube and I think maybe she’s gonna be a shooter.
At 100 yards, using fire form loads and Wildcat 200 grain ULD RBBT’s it’s pretty much always all holes touching or even sometimes just a ragged hole. Shot it at 300 and got a couple of ¾” groups, but in the playing etc. the target got trashed.
Moved the target back to 400 yards and shot this group which is pretty typical of what it does at 400 yards.
When I got done at 400 and we were gonna start busting rocks at various ranges and have some fun, my buddy picked up the target and called me on the radio and said shoot this. He had an old bottle of medicine that had expired and set it on a post at 400 yards and said shoot this. A couple of minutes later the little bottle got drilled dead center and flew up about 25’ or so and the contents just went up in a mist. Never did find all of the pieces. This is a pic of his new bottle, which is the exact duplicate of the one that vaporized, beside a fire form load for comparison.
One thing we do when playing and practicing is to pick a target, rock, etc. that is 1 moa or less for the range, and then tell the other to hit it. We did this at ranges up to 700 yards and the ‘ol 7mm AM never missed. Elk season starts Saturday and I sure hope I can get a chance. Can’t wait until after hunting season and get to some serious load testing. For now these fire form loads will handle the job just fine. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]