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Old 01-30-2013, 11:26 PM
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light bullet 140g to 180g heavy for long range?

shooting a 7mm RUM sendoro stainless. 1-10 twist. If i go 180g vld. needing about a 1-9 twist to 1-8. from what i know limited knowledge on long range shooting. 1000yrd+. if i go to heavy bullet 180g on paper seems like a logical choice. looking for a good place to start. will be upgrading to better barrel down the road catered better for long range 800 to 1000+. Have a 30.06 for closer stuff. any wisdom will be appreciated.
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Old 01-31-2013, 09:38 AM
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Re: light bullet 140g to 180g heavy for long range?

factory sendero 7mm should have a 1-9. i shot 180 out mine; too much kick and moved to 168. the 140 are good too .
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Old 01-31-2013, 11:49 AM
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Re: light bullet 140g to 180g heavy for long range?

thanks roninflag. how far are you shooting? 500 to 800 yrds? wanting a bullet to reach out further 1000 or further,with some predictability. gathering parts and hope to get this thing a shooting soon. new bell carlson stock 2098 on the way and a vortex viper 6.5x 24x scope and rings coming. will be bedding the stock/ lugs. shot this 7mm for awhile and will upgrade to a better barrel and modify the twist to suit the 180g bullets? waiting on parts sucks! time to quit talking theory and get some hands on.
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Old 01-31-2013, 12:05 PM
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Re: light bullet 140g to 180g heavy for long range?

do not under stand your 1-10 barrel. 40x take-off? the numbers for a 140 are suprising to some. at least to 600 or so. equalling the 168. i have shot the 168 to 1000. it was great . my son- inlaw won his first match (1k) shooting the 168 berger. if you have a 1-9 twist the 180 drop/windage numbers will better with it . little finicky though to get to shoot. 1000 plenty far enough for me . my brother shoots his 300rum further. not much success though.
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Old 01-31-2013, 03:05 PM
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Re: light bullet 140g to 180g heavy for long range?

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do not under stand your 1-10 barrel. 40x take-off? the numbers for a 140 are suprising to some. at least to 600 or so. equalling the 168. i have shot the 168 to 1000. it was great . my son- inlaw won his first match (1k) shooting the 168 berger. if you have a 1-9 twist the 180 drop/windage numbers will better with it . little finicky though to get to shoot. 1000 plenty far enough for me . my brother shoots his 300rum further. not much success though.
what bullet with the 300 rum?
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Old 01-31-2013, 04:03 PM
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Re: light bullet 140g to 180g heavy for long range?

He shoots a 180 accubond and a WHOLE LOT OF Re-25. he did not have good luck with berger. PM.
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Old 01-31-2013, 05:39 PM
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thanks with the info on 300RUM.
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