180 VLD's in the 7mm RUM Sendero?

su37

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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?
 

Overkill338

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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
 

su37

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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?
 

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su37

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Thanks,

Excellent pics,

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

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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.
 

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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.
 

Coyboy

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

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