Info about the HEAVY 7mm specialty bullets needed?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by AJ Peacock, Oct 21, 2005.

  1. AJ Peacock

    AJ Peacock Well-Known Member

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    I've been using the 162gr A-max in my 7rm for the last couple years. Because of the high BC and superb accuracy.
    I haven't had any problems with expansion, however every deer I've taken with the A-max; shot placement was perfect.

    I've read about some wildcat/specialty 7mm bullets that are 200gr ???

    Where are these available?

    Will a factory throat work? The rifle is so accurate, I'd hate to fiddle with it until the barrel is shot out /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

    Whats the BC for these?

    What is there construction ?

    Typical hotload velocities in a 7rm ?


    Anything else I need to know?

    Thanks,
    AJ
     
  2. jb1000br

    jb1000br Well-Known Member

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    Email Richard at wildcat bullets, he'll help you out /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif

    wildcatbullets @ hotmail.com (REMOVE SPACES)

    JB
     

  3. AJ Peacock

    AJ Peacock Well-Known Member

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    Thanks.

    AJ
     
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    budlight Well-Known Member

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    I owned a 7 mm Rem 700 24 inch. I bought a 7 STW before they were comercially made. It has a 28 inch barrel and the correct twist to shoot 175 grain and heavier bullets.

    The problem with a 7mag is the case can't hold enough of the slow powder and the barrel was to short to use the heaviest bullets. During chrono testing of 175 sbt's I was popping the 7 mag primers with IMR7828 and they were still 150 FPS down on the STW with out a any pressure problems.

    If you made a 7mag with a 28 inch barrel you still would not have all the dynamics of the larger case and you still would probably be 100 fps down
     
  5. AJ Peacock

    AJ Peacock Well-Known Member

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    I'm trying to figure out the best LR option for a 7rm that shoots .3MOA groups at 200 yards. I hate to rebarrel a rifle that shoots that well. Even after I get a true LR rifle, I will always have this as a backup (just in case a scope/rifle takes a dump).

    My 7rm has a 26" barrel (not original, but it is a Rem barrel).

    Thanks,
    AJ
     
  6. Ronin

    Ronin Well-Known Member

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    [ QUOTE ]
    I'm trying to figure out the best LR option for a 7rm that shoots .3MOA groups at 200 yards. I hate to rebarrel a rifle that shoots that well. Even after I get a true LR rifle, I will always have this as a backup (just in case a scope/rifle takes a dump).

    My 7rm has a 26" barrel (not original, but it is a Rem barrel).

    Thanks,
    AJ

    [/ QUOTE ]

    I reckon you should have a look at Kirby's 7mm Allen Mag. see the main index and go to the first link for a very desirable rifle /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     
  7. AJ Peacock

    AJ Peacock Well-Known Member

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    [ QUOTE ]
    [ QUOTE ]
    I'm trying to figure out the best LR option for a 7rm that shoots .3MOA groups at 200 yards. I hate to rebarrel a rifle that shoots that well. Even after I get a true LR rifle, I will always have this as a backup (just in case a scope/rifle takes a dump).

    My 7rm has a 26" barrel (not original, but it is a Rem barrel).

    Thanks,
    AJ

    [/ QUOTE ]

    I reckon you should have a look at Kirby's 7mm Allen Mag. see the main index and go to the first link for a very desirable rifle /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif

    [/ QUOTE ]

    I already have my eye on a Kirby rifle, however I want to spruce up my current 7rm and then it will take backup duties. I've hunted with it since '78, its due a breather.

    AJ