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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Custom built 7mm SAUM