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Matt4570
05-12-2014, 12:23 PM
Anyone played with a 7 lrm? Thinking of getting a gunwerks 1000 but can't decide on calibre the options are.

6XC
6.5-284 Norma
7mm Rem Mag
7mm LRM
300 Win Mag
300 RUM

Any input would be appreciated!

stevesummit
05-12-2014, 02:10 PM
What are you wanting to do with it ?

Matt4570
05-12-2014, 05:51 PM
Long rage shooting for gophers to moose, ammo price is not important seeing as I will be rolling my own.

stevesummit
05-12-2014, 05:57 PM
Might as well go for the 7lrm or another one if your looking for horse power is the 7/338 lapua ! It's a barn burner for sure

Matt4570
05-12-2014, 06:11 PM
Interesting 7/338 luppy. I wonder how long barrel life would be?

Rory McCanuck
05-12-2014, 06:54 PM
7/338 Lapua?
Holy Jumpin'!


I wonder how long barrel life would be?
Load development +20 :p

Have you looked into a 26 Nosler?

stevesummit
05-12-2014, 07:09 PM
Barrel life would be about 1200 give or take and you would have to follow the throat closely but it would be fun seeing 180 gr bullets up around 3400 fps!!

Matt4570
05-12-2014, 08:01 PM
Ya I have looked into a .26 nosler, but I already own a 6.5 creed and a 6.5x47 so I am looking for something that will carry some bang flop potential to 1400+

Matt4570
05-12-2014, 08:02 PM
180s at 3400 could be piles of fun on gophers and yotes lol

Matt4570
05-12-2014, 08:04 PM
Load development +20 :p

Lol had a good chuckle on that.:)

Facepalm
05-13-2014, 07:41 AM
I was looking into some long distance shooting and hunting. Started with a friend's 7mm rem mag, got nice groups at 800 yards. I stopped to consider that 800 yards is a long ways, and usually not over flat ground, so shooting an Elk at 800 yards is more than possible, the two valleys in between would not be fun for retrieval.

So that being said, if you want to go custom, with a carbon fiber barrel, you may want to consider a 300 Lapua. Otherwise a 7mm rem magnum should do the trick. Load with a 168 Berger bullet (high B.C.) and keep it under 3200 fps. Barrel will last a long time.

Matt4570
05-13-2014, 08:51 AM
I agree 800 yards is a long way to fling a bullet, and have to drag something heavier the 200 grains back. But I hunt most of my game from a horse so retrieval is not that bad. I have already taken elk out to 1200 with my 300 wby but my grandfather lost all his guns in a house fire so I gave it to him, that means I am looking for a new long range rig. I am looking at data for the 7lrm and see that it pushes a 180 Berger vld at 3000-3200 fps which I find interesting.

VancouverSkiBum
05-13-2014, 01:33 PM
http://youtu.be/L48Eok5hQZo

Facepalm
05-13-2014, 02:14 PM
I agree 800 yards is a long way to fling a bullet, and have to drag something heavier the 200 grains back. But I hunt most of my game from a horse so retrieval is not that bad. I have already taken elk out to 1200 with my 300 wby but my grandfather lost all his guns in a house fire so I gave it to him, that means I am looking for a new long range rig. I am looking at data for the 7lrm and see that it pushes a 180 Berger vld at 3000-3200 fps which I find interesting.

Yup, I also hunt from a horse, but horses don't fly, yet. I think for now I'll stay with short range, maybe out to 400-500 yards is plenty far enough for me. Besides most game I've shot is under a hundred yards.

Matt4570
05-13-2014, 03:15 PM
Lol flying horses would be very interesting!

Facepalm
05-13-2014, 04:47 PM
Lol flying horses would be very interesting!

WE also have Llamas as well.

snoopycda
05-13-2014, 08:52 PM
The camo always makes me laugh.
You could be dressed in full blaze orange with a rotating beacon flashing away for shots like that.
It's one of those things I might only do once, just to say I did it. I dont like tracking wounded game.

Matt4570
05-13-2014, 10:33 PM
I guess that is your opinion, and everyone has one. Thanks for sharing yours.:)

50 B.M.G.
05-30-2014, 03:48 PM
Barrel life would be about 1200 give or take and you would have to follow the throat closely but it would be fun seeing 180 gr bullets up around 3400 fps!!

Should be faster than that. I necked 338 LAI down to 30 cal called it the 300 Awesome and am seeing 240 SMKs doing 3450 FPS. I figure if I see 1000 rounds out of it , it will be good.

stevesummit
05-30-2014, 04:42 PM
Should be faster than that. I necked 338 LAI down to 30 cal called it the 300 Awesome and am seeing 240 SMKs doing 3450 FPS. I figure if I see 1000 rounds out of it , it will be good.

That's impressive !! I am getting 300 Bergers up to 3350 with the snipetac and am not sure how the barrel is gonna hold out on it but hoping for 8-1000 rounds