Re: short-throated 7RM
Must be a Winchester thing then. I also have a Rem 700 7 RM. Been playing with quite a few bullets, from 140g btips to 175g sierra gamekings. Been using RL-22 and Retumbo. I am getting .5" groups or better with ALL bullets tested so far, and thats about 5 or 6 of them. Only thing is, my rifle shoots great at the lower velocity scale and RL-22. I am only getting 2850-2875fps from 162g bullets, and 2800fps with 175g bullets. Thats where the accuracy is anyways. I can get them to go faster, but accuracy goes down the pot. My faster accurate loads are with the 140g btip and 168g VLD. Both take a good charge of RL-22 and the 140g shoots 3250fps, and the 168g VLD shoots 3000fps. I would just load some up to the lands and go try them out. I will say though, a 7-08 doesn't look to bad when its only 100fps behind a 7 Rm while burning damn near 20g less powder. I'm not very happy about it, but what can I do.