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- Mar 18, 2018
I haven’t played w the Berger 180. I would think they would run good w RL-26 in a 22 inch tube. Give Rich Sherman a call.
Sherman said his reamer was .205 freebore so should be good for those 170 and run them in a long action nukeI have only played w the Berger 190 and Hornady 190 A-Tip. 190 A-Tip is 3030 FPS max, Accuracy load is 3k. Im not sure how fast Steel Head pushed the 190 A-Tip in the SAUM?
Don't forget i added FB and loading at 3.200 on a LA
Did you chamber it your self? Hopefully that brass holds up well. Kind of have me scared i havent pulled trigger yet everything is in cart still. Deciding on what prefit to getIdk, i contacted Rich about the brass and my chamber out of spec. I purchased a fresh reamer from Rich for the chamber job. Personally i would rather fire form 200 pieces of ADG 7 SAUM. I had no issues w that brass.
What is barrel life looking like?
My last 7 saum barrel went 1900 but I chased speed for the last 400.IDK yet less than 250 rounds on barrel, throat looks good. I would says it should run near a 7 SAUM for life.
I have the 7 max hornady dies. I dont mind them i think forster dies are better but not offered. I had to send my 7 max resizing die back to hornady to get polished because it was scratching my cases but just got it back and works great now.What dies are everybody using? I see Hornady Match 2 die set for 7 Max on the Sherman www site. Are there other, better options?
I would think you can get those going faster than 3,000 feet per second, my 7 SS hits 3000 feet per second with 60.5 grains of reloader 26 and a 180 vld.I just got my 7 max up and running virgin brass new barrel imr 7977 66 grains was 2950. 28 inch barrel hoping it speeds up with barrel and brass get 3000 but going to try 66.5 and 67 grains next. 183 smk
Rl26 is a special powder haha and it is like magic dust to get. But yeah i was hoping for 3050 at least. But i havent reached pressure yet so hoping 67 grains gets me there.I would think you can get those going faster than 3,000 feet per second, my 7 SS hits 3000 feet per second with 60.5 grains of reloader 26 and a 180 vld.
I have to check count 100 %, off top of my head almost 100 rds now. Yeah my 7 saum was 2850 plus. Thats why i went max but not getting any where close to that. My oal is 3.245 on 183 smkHow many rounds down the tube? Has the barrel sped up? I think guys run the 183 in 7 SAUM around 2900 FPS loaded long.