Roadhunter, I don't have a 7saum , but i do have a 300 saum. My barrel is 24 inch It seems as though THIS barrel likes RL19 and 168gr. bullets, or rl22 with 185 Lapuas. ( what a bullet) I beleive that those 2 powders are about your best PRE selections. My only thought is that the bullet you have picked is the best out there, for me anyway. But I think that you are going to be hardpressed to get the velocity that you want, beacause of the 22 inch barrel. another great powder that I did use in quest for my saum was Varget and WLRM primers. Be careful with those primers because they are HOT. Nosler is now making 300 saum brass, not sure about 7saum.That is a fun bullet load for is is not too finicky. Seating depth is usually right against the box, because I am told that the UM family, both short and long are free bored. Just like Weatherby. I like alm,ost anything in 7MM, and thought about that bullet shortly ago, but think that I would opt for 7wsm instead IF I was to go that way. Have fun, I think that rifle will be a tack driver. I assume it is a model 7? AIM SMALL< MISS SMALL! 7STWlightbulbJust picked up Rem Model 7 in 7mm SAUM w/ 22" barrel. I plan on trying some 168 gr Bergers and maybe Rel 22. Anyone have any suggestions or good loads with this combo. I'm hoping to get at least 2850fps.
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