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Old 08-31-2008, 01:56 PM
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Re: New long Range Savage 7Ultra

I was running into some pressure problems during breakin that have gone away. I believe that it was due to having some oil in my chamber, as I was cleaning between shots. This cartridge seems real finicky about pressure spikes!
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Old 08-31-2008, 04:24 PM
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Re: New long Range Savage 7Ultra

Sounds like a shooter Earl. I'm strongly looking at doing a 7 RUM in the near future as well.
With the bc of those 180 Bergers, that is a bad ***** combo!
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Old 08-31-2008, 07:16 PM
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Re: New long Range Savage 7Ultra

The 7 ultra is really awesome ballistically with the 180's. I don't have my drop charts in front of me....but with a 375yd. zero. I want to say my drops @ 1000 are around 14.5 moa with about 4 moa of drift in a 10 mph wind. I think its still cooking along above 2100 fps. @ that distance. For a lightweight repeater..that awesome!!
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Old 09-01-2008, 09:25 PM
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Re: New long Range Savage 7Ultra

Well after shooting up the better part of a box of 180 Bergers I decided to give it a try on some live game! Deer is a S. Carolina whitetail..around 170 lbs estimated. Definetely not a monster buck, but the first with a new rifle. Shot was not long range...258 yds. Deer was about knocked off his feet but did manage to nose walk for about 20yds.

Shot was quartering away double lung shot. Bullet (or what was left) was stuck under the hide in the off side. Bullet weighed 67.9 gr. I will say I have never seen so much damage to the chest cavity of a whitetail. Thr lungs where completely turned to jello.

The bullet not exiting does not suprise me, due to the impact velocity being so high. All and all I'm extremely happy with the rifle/bullet combo. I just need to get the deer to start walking out alittle further!!

Here are some Pics..







Date in the camera was alittle off on the deer pics...fixed it for the bullet pics though.
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Old 09-01-2008, 09:48 PM
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Re: New long Range Savage 7Ultra

Man thats awesome, and all done with a savage you built yourself! LOL I too have a couple of Savages that I have put together myself and they are shooters in 6mmbr. My go to PD rifles!

Congrats on the buck and one awesome rifle!
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Old 09-02-2008, 04:25 AM
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Re: New long Range Savage 7Ultra

Earl,

Sweet rifle! I've been contemplating a long range 'thumper' for a few years now... Yours looks very close to what I had in mind. Good to see you went ahead and did it!

If you don't mind me asking... did you do the 'assembly' yourself? Anything special required to fit a RUM in a standard 111 push-feed action beyond bolt head and magazine follower?

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Old 09-02-2008, 07:08 AM
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Re: New long Range Savage 7Ultra

Monte,

I put the rifle together completely myself. It's about the 10th savage I've done. I did do a 30" pac-nor barreled 338 edge last year that was a real shooter also. I regretfully sold it but soon replaced it with this 7 rum. I know that the 7 rum doesn't create as much energy down range as the 338 edge, But after shooting both I like the 7mm more. It really is a smooth combination. The US869 and the 180's really put up some good numbers in my rifle. The action was one of the newer centerfeed model 111 with a DBM. I had to be real creative to make a 3.875" cartridge feed through this rifle. First thing I had to do is get rid of the DBM. The stock Box will only take about 3.5" cartridge. I replaced it with one of the old style 375 H&H boxes and dremeled out the back of the box leaving a lip on both sides to retain the follower. The lips on each end of the maazine where it connects to the action was also removed and the box was glued into the stock to look like one of the newer center feeds. It now acts like a centerfeed again and will hold 3 rounds and functions smooth as silk. It could not have turned out any better.

Thanks for all the good comments!
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