180 VLD's in the 7mm RUM Sendero?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by su37, Dec 25, 2009.

  1. su37

    su37 Well-Known Member

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    Anybody have real world experience shooting 180 VLD's in the Rem 700 RUM?

    Will the twist 9.5 twist handle them?
     
  2. Tang

    Tang Well-Known Member

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    Dont mean to hijack, but if you are going to shoot 180's, why not get a .300 RUM ? I mean it can push a 180, 300+ fps faster. I understand the .284, 180gr VLD has a .659 BC, where as the 185 .30 cal has a .549. But at 1000 yards the speed is almost identicle.

    Berger reccomends a 1 in 9 twist for the 180's by the way. It's all on their website Berger Hunting Bullets

    Also, here is a PDF quick reference sheet for all the Bergers. Everything you need to know http://www.bergerbullets.com/Berger Quick Reference Sheets 6-17-09.pdf
     

  3. BMcKell

    BMcKell Well-Known Member

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    My 7stw shoots them very well. It is a Sendero with a 9.5 twist. I would definitely try them.
     
  4. su37

    su37 Well-Known Member

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    "My 7stw shoots them very well. It is a Sendero with a 9.5 twist. I would definitely try them. "

    Thanks, AND thanks Tang,

    What speed are you sending them?
     
  5. BMcKell

    BMcKell Well-Known Member

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  6. su37

    su37 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks,

    Excellent pics,

    I'm looking for a rifle that will send the 180 at about that speed.
     
  7. linksmechanic

    linksmechanic Well-Known Member

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    I'm getting 3200 fps with no pressure signs. I'm gettin 3000 fps with a standard 7rm.
     
  8. Limbic

    Limbic Well-Known Member

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    Ditto.
    My 7mag likes both 168 and 180 at about 3000 fps.
     
  9. MontanaRifleman

    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

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    That's very good for a 180 bullet out of the 7 RM. Back in the day when loaded for the 7 RM the best I could do was about 3000 for a 160 bullet using IMR4350 outof a 24" tube.

    What length barrels and what powders are you guys using?

    Mark
     
  10. BMcKell

    BMcKell Well-Known Member

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    My 3050 FPS load is an accuracy load in my rifle and was by no means the fastest I could get. I used to shoot 140's at 3500 FPS but going to the 180's takes this rifle to a whole new class.
     
  11. Limbic

    Limbic Well-Known Member

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    180

    26" Shilen barrel
    68g Retumbo. Max load was 69 but accuracy suffered. MV is 2950-2970.
    280 feet above sealevel.

    168
    64 or 66g of RL22. 64 I think.
     
  12. Coyboy

    Coyboy Well-Known Member

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    In a 27" brux I am getting 3160 fps with the 180 and Retumbo. 9 twist