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Old 12-16-2007, 09:40 PM
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7mmRUM Load Info

I just bought one and will be hand load the round.

I would like a load for 140gr Nosler BT or 140 partition.

I want to shoot WT deer and hogs out to 700 yard, if you think my bullet choice is to small for that range let me know. This is my first long range gun, so I need all the help I can get.

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Old 12-17-2007, 04:25 AM
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Captain, a 140 might be a tad light at the longer distances, but good for mid-range. It's hard to beat a 162 AMAX and Retumbo for starters. My best luck (in a custom rig with a 1:9") is a good dose of 5010 pulldown powder & 176 or 156 Cauterucios, or the 162 AMAX. The Bergers are good bullets, as are the Sierra 168s & 175s.

Most factory jobs have freebore that Roy Weatherby would love, seat fairly close to the lands. On a safety note, the 7mmRUM jumps from safe to HOT pressures with very little warning. Be careful working up loads and don't get locked into the velocity game - you have PLENTY to spare ! Go with the most accurate load with safe pressures.
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On a safety note, the 7mmRUM jumps from safe to HOT pressures with very little warning. Be careful working up loads and don't get locked into the velocity game - you have PLENTY to spare ! Go with the most accurate load with safe pressures.
I know it is very easy to get caught up in the "velocity game", but I would still like it to shoot pretty flat.

What kind of "safe" velocities with 162 gr bullets. I am a bit concerned about your comments about the caliber "jumps", so I will keep that in mind...good tip! Thanks
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I'm with dave on this one. The 180 bergers are almost like a wet dream out of any 7mm. Whem jammed into the lands they cluster in the .2's out of my factory sendero sfII. I just can't say enough good about them. They carry energy and velocity way out there especially for a 7mm. I get around 2850 fps out of my 7rm.
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Captain, I haven't chrono'd the 162s, but a top end load of 176s was going @3,300fps from a 30" Kreiger over a good dose of 5010. I've downloaded that one a tad.

As far as the Berger 180s, they're iffy from a 7mmRUM. The thin-ish jacket might not stand up to the RPMs in certain configurations. Some might, but I went with the Cauterucios since Bob uses Sierra thickness jackets that are thick and tough. They'll definitely SLAM a deer.
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Old 12-18-2007, 03:48 PM
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Thanks for the info.

I doubt I'll ever have a chance to do anything much over 600 yards. One of our leases is on the coast. The wind is gusting almost 24-7. It would be tough to make a shot between gusts. I guess the larger bullets help with all that. Never thought much about that.

Thanks again.

Any more load info is still welcome!
I forgot to mention in the openning post: Rem 700 LSS 26" 1:9.5 all factory stock gun.
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