7mm RUM for this year

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by dragman, Aug 7, 2013.

  1. dragman

    dragman Well-Known Member

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    Need to make decision on loading for my new rifle. I won a LSS 700 in 7RUM and I wanna make it my light carry rifle. I took the Beautiful laminated stock off and put a HS stock on it since it had the aluminum bedding block. I am gonna use it for my deer gun and possibly elk. Max distance is 1200 on white tail and probably 600 for deer (Just because of where I would be hunting). Just looking for some bullet ideas or info. all the other big 7's I have had were custom barrels and heavy not sporters so I need some idea's.
     
  2. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    I just don't see using a sporter barrel on a 1,200 yard rifle...Just my thoughts.

    Maybe atleast a Krieger #3 fluted, like the AccuMark barrels? Just stiff & heavy enough to allow for long range, but light enough to still pack.

    Post some pics, I bet she's a beautiful rifle!

    I am a big fan of the LSS rifles...Especially the ones that were factory chambered in .257 Wby Mag. Still need to get me one of those someday.

    I've never had good luck with large magnums in factory Remington sporter barrels, only their factory bull barrels. However, one of my buddies has a .300WM SPS and he has had ecxellent accuracy.
     

  3. MontanaRifleman

    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

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    My first bullet and powder choices would be the 180 hybrid and RL33. I would probably try H870 as well.
     
  4. MMERSS

    MMERSS Well-Known Member

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    180 Hybrid and any powder that produces good results. See how you can handle the abuse w/o a brake. Those guns are a brute to the shoulder and can be a bit#$ to tune. Good luck.
     
  5. dragman

    dragman Well-Known Member

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    Distance will be determined by how it shoots. .if i cant get 1/2 " accuracy or betterbarrels coming off.wanna keep it sporter though cuz i dont own a magnum under 12 lbs and i need one.
    I will post up pictures tomorrow. I can take the beating dont like recoil but if i limit my shots to 5 or less a day it doesnt affect my shooting.
     
  6. MMERSS

    MMERSS Well-Known Member

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    I just put a scope on a 7RUM picked up from the smith this Monday.

    700 accurized action
    HS skim bedded
    Lilja barrel sporter contour w/brake
    Leupold VXIII 8-25X50

    The weight was exactly 10lbs.

    180 Hybrids are in the picture....195's if they ever come out. The twist is an 8 ordered when Berger announced the 195's. I guess I'm sticking to the 180's for now. I'm anticipating the harmonics to be very temperamental with the sporter contour.
     
  7. dragman

    dragman Well-Known Member

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    looked again at my first post I was thinking about my other gun. White tail max on this will be 800, and Elk 600. Was really thinking about trying the berger 168 classic hunters since I wanted to leave this rifle as factory as possible. I will play with it a while and after season or sometime trade it off for something else.
     

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  8. gunaddict

    gunaddict Well-Known Member

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    I had a 7 ultramag built earlier this year. I wanted to use my HS sporter stock. The smith recommended a fluted Benchmark light palma. Since he had one in stock. I went with the fluted light palma and really like it. I am running 50 BMG and 180 Bergers. Shoots great. I like the fluted light palma so much, I had a 300 ultramag built same specs. And now I am having a 338 ultramag built with the fluted light palma too. All stocks are HS sporters.