I have been doin some searching around the site but havent found exactly what I was looking for. Im looking for a long range bullet for my 7mm WSM. I am currently shooting the 120gr. Nosler ballistic tips, and was wanting something with a little more B.C.
I have been thinking about the berger 168gr. VLD But I have heard they are hard to work a load up with.
A-maxs. are not instock anywhere I have looked (brunos,midway,powdervally, grafs.)
heard they are easy to load for.
And the last bullet I have been looking at is the 175gr. sierra matchkings. my question is how easy are they to load?
Here is where I find my problem. every thread I have found deals in the gun being a custom build. OR have been rebarreled. I DO NOT have a custom or a rebarreled. Rifle. It will be rebarreled when the rifling goes but till then its staying. as I dont have the funds currently to do it. (building a custom 6.5 creedmoor.)
What I do have is Factory Winchester Model 70 with a medium weight barrel. And from what I can find it has 1-9 twist. I was wondering if anyone has tried these above loads in a factory barrel.
MORE interested in a easy to work up load that provides 1/2 MOA. (as that maybe asking for divine intervention with a factory rifle.)
Side note Had really good results with facotry loaded 150gr. Winchester super X power points that was sub MOA.
Just got my custom 7 wsm back from the smith. Before I sent it it started life as a factory model 70 7 wsm and I had no problem shooting the 180 Berger hybrids out of a 9-1/4 or 9-1/2 twist which ever is factory for winchester. But you will have to watch your velocity. I had to push them at a certain velocity to make them stabilize. I shot 180 hybrids at 2835 out of factory rifle loaded to 3.05 COAL with 66 gr of H1000. Started at 63gr. and worked up.
This sounds bad but IDK what the profile is. I'll dig up the invoice. Chris Mathews of Longshot rifles.com (no longer in business) built it. He was one of the great smiths from GA Precision, who left to start his own shop. Unfortunatley, didn't make it.
I guess Broughton did the fluting. I have been tempted to sell it because I don't ever shoot it. But I love the dang thing. It's so accurate. I've only got about 450 rounds through it.
Good luck on your rig, The 7mmWSM is an awesome caliber!!!!
Best thing to do I'd just get some vlds and try them. I think some places still sell the sample packs of vlds great for finding out if you rifle likes them. If you can find a vld that will work you'll love them and if not the amax is a great bullet as well.
A 2nd on the 7 wsm being a great caliber. But then again i like all the WSMs.