Opinions on shooting 180 gr JLK in 7SAUM

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by JARHEAD1371, May 25, 2009.

  1. JARHEAD1371

    JARHEAD1371 Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2008
    I'm having a 7mm SAUM being built right now and I was looking at pushing 180 gr JLK's through the 28" barrel. From what I have read, reaching 2900+ fps won't be a problem. I was wondering if anyone has shot these bullets at similar velocities and if they live up to the advertised BC of .735. Also what kind of wind bucking ability do they have? Thanks for the info. gun)
  2. Leupold308

    Leupold308 Active Member

    May 13, 2009
    Sorry I cant be of more help, BUT berger bullets just revised thier bullet B.C. listing as they were often listed a little on the high side. Bergers new B.C. for 180gr 7mm is .659 thats GREAT for lead core bullet. Only range work or someone more intimate with JLKs can help further. Id be sceptical of .735 in a lead core. Try doing some forum searches maybe. Good luck.

  3. distantfoe

    distantfoe Well-Known Member

    May 13, 2005
    There's some loads on 7mm Cartridge Guide

    About the JLK's, I've always heard they were of very similar dimensions as the Berger's.