Originally Posted by smokepole
Another question I had for some of you 7mm RUM reloaders.I tried to find the lans in mine but with the bullet just barely seated it still didnt touch the lans.
I had the same problem with my 700 7mm RUM. I was shooting 150 gr BT's at mag length and getting 0.5" at 100 yds. I am going to work up a load with the 160 gr AB for a cow elk tag this fall and could only touch the rifling with the bullet about to fall out of the case. Oh well, I'll just seat them to mag length also. I'm shooting 90 gr of 7828 SSC behind the 150 BT for 3375 fps, plan to try a couple grains less for the 160 AB.
I shot a whitetail buck with the 150 BT at 54 yds in 2006, shattered the shoulder going in and left a silver dollar sized exit through the meat of the other shoulder going out. Not bad performance at such a high velocity.