7 mm SHERMAN SHORTMAG vs 7 SAUM

lancetkenyon

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I have had my 24" 1:8.4" 7SSfor about a month now. Mine REALLY loves the 184 Hyb. N565 at 100% case fill (62.5gr) is netting me 2838fps so far with 48 rounds down the barrel and no pressure signs. RL23 maxed out at 2798fps with a full case. No pressure again.

2811fps
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2838fps
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Shot a 10 shot group over 2 hours on Friday in the .4s.

Trying some 165 TGKs tomorrow with it too.
 

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Hawkins hunter M5 w flush mount mags. Should feed fine with BDL setup w regular wsm window box. I’m not a fan of the centerfeeds. Some stocks allow for 3 down but most don’t from what I’ve seen
I've got a Hawkins M5 oberndorf bdl bottom metal that'll run 3 down in wsm/rum/nosler config so the cfe5 will hold 3. Are you using the billet Hawkins or terminus mags with your flush mount M5 hunter dbm? I tried to make a Terminus billet 3" coal magazine work with my 25sst and was a train wreck. Accurate mag wsm mags feed like butter after a lil tuning.
 

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Using the Hawkins mags, didn’t have any luck w the Terminus in anything but a PRC. Good call on the M5 oberndorf, hadn’t thought of that.
 

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I have been researching what round to get. I live in Maine so I want to be able to kill a deer, bear, and moose with it. My wife and I are going elk hunting next year as well, so I would like it to kill an elk. Which anything that will kill an elk will kill a moose. I am looking at the 7 ss. However as this rifle will be shared by myself and my wife, I am curious what kind of recoil you guys are getting out of that cartridge. Especially the heavier rounds as that is most likely what I would use for elk. My wife currently has a .308 but she wants something a tad softer. I don’t think this would be softer, but I thought I would ask. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you
 

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I have been researching what round to get. I live in Maine so I want to be able to kill a deer, bear, and moose with it. My wife and I are going elk hunting next year as well, so I would like it to kill an elk. Which anything that will kill an elk will kill a moose. I am looking at the 7 ss. However as this rifle will be shared by myself and my wife, I am curious what kind of recoil you guys are getting out of that cartridge. Especially the heavier rounds as that is most likely what I would use for elk. My wife currently has a .308 but she wants something a tad softer. I don’t think this would be softer, but I thought I would ask. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you
If I was you I would call Rich Sherman and talk to him. He kill a moose at 900 yards with a 6.5 ss with a 150 gr. Matrix bullet
 
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bassett2255

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If I was you I would call Rich Sherman and talk to him. He kill a moose at 900 yards with a 6.5 ss with a 150 gr. Matrix bullet
Moose are easy to kill, just take awhile to die. I’m more worried about an elk. This is my first western hunt and I have 3 potential outfitters. Some outfitters do not allow a 6.5 so I want a little bigger.

I know Rich is on here as elkaholic but I just became a member. Can I message him personally or does he have to give me his info?
 

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Moose are easy to kill, just take awhile to die. I’m more worried about an elk. This is my first western hunt and I have 3 potential outfitters. Some outfitters do not allow a 6.5 so I want a little bigger.

I know Rich is on here as elkaholic but I just became a member. Can I message him personally or does he have to give me his info?
I do not know where out west you are going Elk hunting, but I do know a lot of people from Colorado to the west used 6.5ss for Elk
Rich web site is {www.shermanwildcatcatcartridges.com} go to his web site his phone number is in there. It's best to call in the day
time to 5:00 pm mountain time he is one nice gentleman to talk to for information.
 
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lancetkenyon

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My wife currently has a .308 but she wants something a tad softer. I don’t think this would be softer, but I thought I would ask. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you
I run my 7SS suppressed. 184 Hyb @ 2831 right now. Recoil is a bit more than a .308 Win, but not a lot more. Very manageable. Now, run a 7SS with a good brake, and you will easily be under .308 Win felt recoil.
 
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