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Old 12-15-2013, 04:40 PM
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Re: Finnaly my 7mm SAUM is alive.

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You're right, if you're shots are limited in distance then the 160class bullets are a good choice as their speed overcomes what they give up in BC to the 180. But when the range gets loooong the BC of the 180 will take-over.
Ignorant question here, as I'm in the middle of sorting out my first precision build around a 7mm cartridge, but what sort of ranges are we talking about here?
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Old 12-15-2013, 07:00 PM
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Re: Finnaly my 7mm SAUM is alive.

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Ignorant question here, as I'm in the middle of sorting out my first precision build around a 7mm cartridge, but what sort of ranges are we talking about here?
Generally speaking, inside 600 yards velocity can trump BC. When you get past 600 and velocity starts to bleed off, the higher BC bullets begin to take over in drop and most importantly in wind drift.
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Old 12-24-2013, 07:31 AM
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Re: Finnaly my 7mm SAUM is alive.

Nice looking rifle!
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Old 12-27-2013, 07:29 AM
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Re: Finnaly my 7mm SAUM is alive.

Looking very nice Trucraft!!!
I too decided to go the 7mm caliber route and decided to go with the 280 Ackley running the 162 A-max!!!!
When shooting those 7mm bullets at long range , they sure make me smile!!!
Enjoy your new rifle ........
Ray.
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Old 12-27-2013, 09:18 AM
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Re: Finnaly my 7mm SAUM is alive.

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Looking very nice Trucraft!!!
I too decided to go the 7mm caliber route and decided to go with the 280 Ackley running the 162 A-max!!!!
When shooting those 7mm bullets at long range , they sure make me smile!!!
Enjoy your new rifle ........
Ray.
Thanks Ray,
Did U post a thread on your rig? Think I read it a while back.
I very nearly went with 280AI, Great calibre.
How U finding stocks of Amax over here?
I had 200 in the safe a few months back till I read they we going to discontinue them. So decided to concentrate on 168 Bergers and Nosler AB. If the weather was a bit more settled I could get out and start load testing over the holidays. Flooding and high winds at the mo round here. Just what U want when you have a new toy that needs to be brocken in.
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Old 12-27-2013, 11:06 AM
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Re: Finnaly my 7mm SAUM is alive.

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Thanks Ray,
Did U post a thread on your rig? Think I read it a while back.
I very nearly went with 280AI, Great calibre.
How U finding stocks of Amax over here?
I had 200 in the safe a few months back till I read they we going to discontinue them. So decided to concentrate on 168 Bergers and Nosler AB. If the weather was a bit more settled I could get out and start load testing over the holidays. Flooding and high winds at the mo round here. Just what U want when you have a new toy that needs to be brocken in.
Hi mate ,
Yes i did put a post up about my 280 Ackley!!!
I like the thought of good quality Nosler custom ready formed brass too!!!
As for the 162 A-max , yes getting hold of them can be a bit thin on the ground but thanks to some good contacts i was able to get a 1000 of them in!!!
As i use them for hunting and they shoot well , i wanted to make sure i had plenty to last me as i am lead to believe Hornady has just suspended production and not discontinued them!!
Know what you are saying about the stormy weather as i was on call last week - out clearing storm blown trees and clearing foods!!!
Hope you dont mind - heres a quick video of when all my load development was done and long range testing , i went out hunting / Fox at 260yds / bunnies at 240 and 326yds.........
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=cio9FS12Rm4
As you can see by the video those 162s have plenty of downrange energy...
Enjoy your new rifle and shall look forward to future installments of how you get on with the rifle...
Ray..
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Old 01-03-2014, 02:52 PM
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Re: Finnaly my 7mm SAUM is alive.

that is a beautiful rifle!
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