Anyone Running a 7 Mag to aMile?

SporterII

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I am curious to know about experiences with the srraight Remington 7mm Mag.
All the 7mm high bc bullets being offered makes it interesting.
Notes on smaller bore , long for caliber bullets and transonic flight would great to hear about.
 
Dec 26, 2013
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I havent run mine to a mile but I dont doubt it one bit. The only down side I've heard compared to larger bullets is splash but at 1200 in the soil around my targets I cant imagine it being hard to see at a mile.

The 180 class bullets are the most realistic but some people have played with the 195 eol and the 197 smk. I think the senses was that they could do with a little more powder. Obviously there's not much for factory twist rates and my thoughts are that the saum in a custom might handle the length better.

If I were to build a dedicated elr gun on a standard action I'd probably look into the 300 prc shooting 230s, if it were mainly a hunting gun then the 7 saum shooting 180s would get a mile when you felt like it. These are just my thoughts and what I've come to and I'm interested to hear what others think here.
 
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Most factory 7mm Rem Mags have a 1-9.5" twist, which is a little slow for most of the new high BC bullets.
I shoot 162-168 gr bullets from my factory 7mags. You will probably want a 1-8" twist for the 180-197gr class of bullets.
 
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Check out Mark and Sam afterwork on youtube they shoot many calibers SUPER far including the 7 mag. Ive always wanted a 7 mag for an ELR gun. Will build one someday.

 
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I’ve run mine out past 2K with 168 Berger’s. Impacts are harder to notice than with my 338s but they get out there in no windy days.

Here you can see the 2 signature from a 338 on the left side; on the right are the 7mm and they are much smaller. The plate is past 2K
 
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jfields

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First time I ever saw a guy shoot at a mile it was a 7WSSM. I think he was shooting 180 Bergers. He was hitting a 12 inch plate a lot more than he was missing it.
 
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