Quetion about 7mm's and 1000 yd competions

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  1. MAELTY

    MAELTY Active Member

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    Quetion about 7mm\'s and 1000 yd competions

    I'm seriously..., no I am going to build a gun for the light rifle class at Williamsport. From the board I seem to get the idea that the 6.5-284 is what most prefer.

    My bent is towards the 7mm.

    What percentage of shooters use this caliber?

    What seems to be the favorite chambering?

    And besides the 162 AMAX what other bullet is good.

    The reason I ask is that I've been shooting a 7mm WSM since they came out. The pet load for it is 74 gr H1000 and 162 AMAX. I've gotten good results (.5 @100 most of the time and some better at times). I've never shot at 1000 yds though and since this is my only experience with this caliber your thoughts on my questions would be priceless.

    A good wife? a benefit, A good dog? rewarding, Shooting long and straight? PRICELESS [​IMG]
     
  2. Guest

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    Re: Quetion about 7mm\'s and 1000 yd competions

    Not many using the 7mm at Williamsport last year but I was one that did. I used a 7-300wby that wieghed 16lbs with a barrel that was 1 1/2" at muzzle and the gun was built around 20 years ago but not shot much until know. I was shooting 168 mk's using 75 1/2grns of H-1000 and this gun would shoot an 8" group @ 1000yds, heck I even won a relay with it. I am happy with this rifle considering the age and what it is. I am going to try some 180 bergers and the 175 mk's when avalible and see what happens. I think that you will see a few more 7mm's up at Williamsport this year.
     

  3. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    Re: Quetion about 7mm\'s and 1000 yd competions

    Also consider the Cauterucio 176 grain bullet.
     
  4. Hunter66654

    Hunter66654 Well-Known Member

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    Re: Quetion about 7mm\'s and 1000 yd competions

    Len, where can I get some info on the Cauterucio bullets ? Thanks, Bill.
     
  5. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    Re: Quetion about 7mm\'s and 1000 yd competions

    Hunter

    Do a LRH search, consider this to be a training assignment, on Cauterucio and you'll find Bob's phone number. Real nice guy to work with.
     
  6. Hunter66654

    Hunter66654 Well-Known Member

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    Backus, I have waited a day to reply to your response to my request for a source of information in the hope that I would calm down with a good nights sleep. IT DIDN'T WORK ! Who the hell do you think you are to attempt to give me a training assignment of any kind !! If I ask you something and you don't know just say so and if you do know and think you are too high and mighty to take the time to answer correctly and politely then you can KMA.
     
  7. Dave King

    Dave King Well-Known Member

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    Re: Quetion about 7mm\'s and 1000 yd competions

    Hunter66654

    I believe what Len was saying is, try the search engine and that's all he meant.

    We get several posts a day asking for information that's already here on this site. The two ways to find it are; #1 Len or I or someone else does a search and posts the resultant thread(s). #2 the original poster does a search. I don't think it too awful to ask the users to do a search on their own.

    I think the typed word just came across wrong.

    [ 03-14-2004: Message edited by: Dave King ]
     
  8. Varmint Hunter

    Varmint Hunter Well-Known Member

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    Re: Quetion about 7mm\'s and 1000 yd competions

    WOOOOA!

    We have all heard of "road rage" but lately this board has experienced quite a bit of "cyber rage". [​IMG]
    What in the world is going on here lately?

    Let's all chill out and AVOID the pitfalls that have infected nearly every other shooting related board.

    VH
     
  9. deergrunt

    deergrunt Well-Known Member

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    Re: Quetion about 7mm\'s and 1000 yd competions

    Its called cabin sickness. Winter is almost over and everybody will be back to the range and being normal. Lets all sit back and crack open a beer and learn to laugh at ourselves. We should be focusing our negitive energy on the anti's and not the sport of long range hunting. Just my two cents. [​IMG]
     
  10. michaelb

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    Re: Quetion about 7mm\'s and 1000 yd competions

    Maelty,
    Craig Willis shot very well all last year with Cauteruccio 7mm bullets. Hawks Ridge 1k BR club site will have stats.

    Michael
     
  11. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    Hunter

    Just back from my parents' 62nd wedding anniversary party.

    Sorry for the misunderstanding.
     
  12. Hunter66654

    Hunter66654 Well-Known Member

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    Re: Quetion about 7mm\'s and 1000 yd competions

    Len, me too.