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7mm SAUM and 180 Berger Hybrids in Short Action?

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7mm SAUM and 180 Berger Hybrids in Short Action?

Can this be done with success? I've heard of close to 3,000 fps with this loaded at 2.98" to fit in a magazine. Is it possible?

Do you have loads if you have tried this?

Any advice would be great. I'm going to try it one way or the other.
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    Unread 03-09-2011, 01:16 PM
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    Re: 7mm SAUM and 180 Berger Hybrids in Short Action?

    Please keep us posted on this one, as I'm waiting for my barrel in 7mm SAUM built on a 270 WSM Savage Action. I was thinking of starting out with the AB bullet and am curious hear other combination's. What magazine are you using to be able to seat a 2.98 OAL?

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    Re: 7mm SAUM and 180 Berger Hybrids in Short Action?

    I will keep everyone posted. Hopefully I can get it going asap. What charge should I start at?

    They are Alpha mags.
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    Re: 7mm SAUM and 180 Berger Hybrids in Short Action?

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    I will keep everyone posted. Hopefully I can get it going asap. What charge should I start at?

    They are Alpha mags.
    Any update on this?
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    Re: 7mm SAUM and 180 Berger Hybrids in Short Action?

    I guess anything is possible with a long enough barrel but..... since Berger shows the 7 RUM doesn't shoot that fast I doubt a 7 SAUM will. Mine gets 2750 fps w/ the 180 VLD's and a 25" barrel. This load is so accurate I use this rifle to test other rifle scopes to verify they hold impact. I'm using H4831, if I switched to Norma MRP they show 100fps gain. Now saying this it shoots like it's going 2900fps according to my bullet drop ap. I'm using the V2 chrony.
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    Re: 7mm SAUM and 180 Berger Hybrids in Short Action?

    It's not only possible, my rifle does it. I might have a fast barrel, but I'm getting 3050 fps with a 26" Brux barrel using H4831SC, CCI BR2, and 180 Hybrids. The load is above "book" max but it barely showed signs of pressure. I ran it a little hotter, but accuracy suffered. I originally developed the load for my single shot, but with the idea of making it into a repeater, I shortened the COAL to fit into the alpha mag. There was no noticeable difference in accuracy. The rifle shoots 1/2 minute at least, with my best 5 shot group at 506 yds that can be covered with a dime.
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    Re: 7mm SAUM and 180 Berger Hybrids in Short Action?

    built my saum on a long action and will only about 2850 before i see pressure. im using norma brass and i think its a bit thicker than remington.
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