7 lrm Thoughts

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Jjeffhunter, Aug 6, 2018.

  1. Jjeffhunter

    Jjeffhunter Well-Known Member

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    I've been debating on getting a new rifle in 7lrm the biggest gripe I've heard of is brass selection anyone have experience?
     
  2. Rick Richard

    Rick Richard Well-Known Member

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    Yep I do. I had one built by Dallas Lane and it was one of the most accurate rifles that I have ever owned. It would literally shoot one hole groups at 100 yards. I really liked this round, however as mentioned brass quality from Hornady is what killed this round from growing in popularity. I was lucky to get two firings before the primer pockets were too loose to hold a primer. My advice is stay away from rounds that are mostly supported from Hornady and go with calibers that you can get good brass such as Lapau.

    Just my experience and opinion.
    That bull in my Avatar was killed at 650 yards with a 7LRM
     
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  3. Jjeffhunter

    Jjeffhunter Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the reply that's what I wanted to know just wanted to hear it from someone who actually owned one looks like a great caliber wish it was a little more supported I'll probubly just get another 7mm remind mag
     
  4. WeiserBucks

    WeiserBucks Well-Known Member

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    I had one briefly, brass was a major issue. Everyone here told me not to get one and in the end , I should have listened.
     
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  5. Jjeffhunter

    Jjeffhunter Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the reply
     
  6. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    Nothing wrong with a 7mmRM... It's not new and fancy, but it's been getting the job done since '62. ;)

    If you want a bit more "oomph", the .28 Nosler or 7mm STW will do the trick nicely.
     
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  7. rfurman24

    rfurman24 Well-Known Member

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    You should consider the 7-300 Win Mag. I have owned a SAUM, WSM, Rem Mag, 28 Nos, and two 7-300s. My 7-300s would push 180s to the same node as the 28 with 5 grains less powder.
     
  8. Jjeffhunter

    Jjeffhunter Well-Known Member

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    A 7-300 would be one I would like to play with I've no problem finding good brass for that one
     
  9. Rick Richard

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    I've had good luck with regular old Winchester brass. You do know this round has to be necked down and is not commercially available. In other words, you have to handload.
     
  10. Jjeffhunter

    Jjeffhunter Well-Known Member

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    Very well aware thanks
     
  11. rfurman24

    rfurman24 Well-Known Member

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    I should have mentioned I have two buddies with LRMs. If good brass was available it might be my favorite 7. As it is I would have to say the 7-300 is my favorite.
     
  12. Rick Richard

    Rick Richard Well-Known Member

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    This is why I wish there was good brass. If so, I would get another one.

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  13. jpfrog

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    Is the Nosler brass not any good? Expensive, but how is it?
     
  14. jpfrog

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    I’m an idiot- you were talking 7LRM and I had STW on the brain...:confused: