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7RUM velocity?

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Unread 06-01-2006, 12:31 PM
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Re: 7RUM velocity?

Budlight for your information loads like that came from "THIS" site back in Oct of 02 way before the "OTHER" site was thought of. Now on to your chrony comment read the link it was an Oehler 35p. Get your facts straight and do some research before calling me out on my bogus info and suggestions.

I was getting 3400 plus with the Lost River 162 grain bullets. In another test I was able to get 3500 with Sierra's 168 SMK out of my 7 mm STW. It was a 34 inch barrel though and that will account for the speeds but since you can stuff a lot more slower burning powder into the rum cases you very well may obtain those velocities with 140 grain pills with proper load development.

Here is the link to THIS site and my load info.
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As you can see Re-25 netted me 3500 plus and H1000 netted me 3400 plus. Dropping down to a 140 grain bullet you should be able to obtain 3500 with a 7mm rum. I think the US 869 would be a good starting point and work it up form their.

I think its entirly possible to obatin the 3500 fps mark with the latest edition of Hodgdon's US869. We wont know until you give it a shot or someone else does.

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Unread 06-01-2006, 03:01 PM
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Eaglet - I'm very suspect about "Loads" like this from that forum.

What did I actually say? I did not say impossible or B.S. I don't own a 7mm RUM with a 26 inch barrel to attemp to duplicate this exact load.

I'm from the "Show me State" I'm very careful when it comes to trusting unverified info especially like some internet sight.
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Thanks for the good info guys. I'll try some of the powders suggested and post my results. I need to order my brass and hopefully will be able to get some shooting before it gets too hot. Thanks again! Sam
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Unread 06-01-2006, 05:37 PM
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Itís good to hear from you! Have you been around Carson City?

Iím my self very suspicious of other loads found on line but I enjoy reading what other folks think or believe that theyíre getting. Iím always using an average of 3 reputable manuals, at least 5% below max, will carefully many times surpass manual recommendations safely and always have my chronograph running.

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