Wife's 7mm Sherman Max build thread

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Ya, I think it's gonna put the hurt on A LOT of critters ha ha, it will probably replace my .260 ai as the loaner rifle to my nieces/nephews and newer shooters, as most of them are females or kids, and the shorter LOP makes it perfect, and it's a shooter. And with the brake, the thing doesn't hardly wiggle when you take a shot, and the short barrel makes it handle great. Tempts me to make a rifle for myself with a 20" tube and maybe a 12.75"-13" LOP, would be a nice handling little rig!
 

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Ya, I think it's gonna put the hurt on A LOT of critters ha ha, it will probably replace my .260 ai as the loaner rifle to my nieces/nephews and newer shooters, as most of them are females or kids, and the shorter LOP makes it perfect, and it's a shooter. And with the brake, the thing doesn't hardly wiggle when you take a shot, and the short barrel makes it handle great. Tempts me to make a rifle for myself with a 20" tube and maybe a 12.75"-13" LOP, would be a nice handling little rig!
It's getting some impressive velocities for sure. I'll be interested to see what that 175 ELDX does later on this season!
 

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It's getting some impressive velocities for sure. I'll be interested to see what that 175 ELDX does later on this season!
Ya, this particular load is very close to max, if not right at it. After this season, I'll probably lower my charge slightly and see if accuracy is still as good, so I can keep her brass a little longer!
 

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Several more critters down!
First was a back country mule deer hunt where I used her rifle, I like it so much I had to make sure it was gonna perform! Plus it is lighter than my other rifle, and I'm still trying to tune it up ha ha.

Got off early from a nightshift, left at 0400, and headed up. I only had one day to hunt for myself,, so I wasn't gonna be picky! We spotted a bunch of deer in a back bowl, and started hiking. Got back there and after a bit, glassed em up. My cousin's wife took the first shot and nailed her deer, then when I got a shot, took out the buck I had picked out at 390 yards. Here it is!
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Next, the following week, it was my wife's turn. Again we only had one day, so we were gonna take what we could find. This hunt was way fun! We rode horseback to the top of a mountain, and glassed up the buck she ended up shooting from nearly two miles away. I watched it bed down at the base of a tree on a steep hillside, and we headed over to it. We finally got over there and tied up the horses in the timber about 200 yards from the tree line, hiked over to the edge of the trees, and I was able to spot him at the base of the same tree, 340 yards away. She got lined up and made a high shoulder shot on a steep uphill angle. We rode up there, got him cut up, and rode out. We left at 0230 in the morning, and were back at the truck by 5:30 in the evening, with an 8+ mile horseback ride, spot and stalk in between. Here is her buck!
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Most recently was her second and final doe pronghorn for the year. This one was pretty simple....drove to one of our pronghorn fields we hunt, spotted goats in the field, got set up, and a goat we didn't see stood up 150 yards away and started slowly walking away. She finally turned enough for a shot at 190 yards, and she let her eat!
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She loves her rifle, and it's really doin work!
 
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