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Old 07-28-2003, 11:22 PM
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"Shorter" LR Hunting Bullets

I've read over past posts and can't begin to tell you how much I've learned from you LR shooters and hunters. Thanks a ton [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

Some of you may recall that in my previous post that I decided to purchase a Remington Sendero 700 Stainless Synthetic Fluted in the 7mm Remington Ultra Mag. Previous posters have called this a powder burner, throat eroder, marginal outperformer of other 7 mil's and questionable use caliber. I honestly don't know. What I do know is that is what I have and am searching for good hunting load data for it.

I recently asked you veteran LR hunters what 7mm Bullets you liked and of all the suggestions, I have come up with 3 picks. In no particular order, they are the 168 Sierra Match King, the 162 Hornaday Amax and the Swift Scirocco (I came up with this one on my own).

Here's my dilemma. I purchased this rifle with the thought of shooting up to 1000 yards on whitetail deer only (practice, load development, personal shooting ability all coming together of course). From what I've heard, to shoot 1000 yards for hunting with the 7mm RUM, I'd need to get a longer barrel (28 inch to 32 inch) than the factory 26 inch. I currently don't have that ability financially, so I'm stuck this season with my 26 inch factory barrel. This, in turn, has forced me to shoot "short" long range. I'm probably going to limit my shooting to 700 yards (if everything comes together to do so). In light of this "shorter" range, is there a bullet that might perform better? I thought the Swift might be a good choice in light of this.

I'm all set to start shooting, got the gun, scope, bench, range, FL sizing dies, brass, primers, but need to buy bullets and powder. Haven't tinkered with the action or trigger yet as I haven't even shot the thing. I want to wait to see how it shoots before investing more. Any suggestions? I may be overthinking, but what I've told you I've found from previous searches of posts. PLEASE, BY ALL MEANS CORRECT ME IF I'M WRONG!

Always willing to learn more about this intriguing sport!

Good shooting,

The_Mountaineer

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