Savage SA 7wsm w/180 bergers?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by emmagator, Oct 10, 2013.

  1. emmagator

    emmagator Well-Known Member

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    I just purchased a savage m14 classic in 270wsm. I was wanting to rebarrel to 7wsm and run 180 bergers. These bullets are gonna need to be run long, probably +3"coal from the data I've been seeing. I know the savage factory mag is around 2.9xxx". So i would need to run a different system there. How long of a coal will the short action bolt throw pick up and feed?

    Can it be done?
     
  2. gunwalker

    gunwalker Well-Known Member

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    I shoot a semi-custom 7wsm built on a Weatherby Vanguard short action. When I started load development with the 180's I loaded them to mag length which is about 2.890". I was nervous about doing it but I have had excellent results. My rifle shoots under MOA to past 1000. Best group is 5/8" at 200 yds. I would try to load them to your mag length and see what happens.
     
  3. emmagator

    emmagator Well-Known Member

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    Yea i will. Im just hesitant to shove all that bullet down it the case. We'll see. By the way what twist you running?