7m Case Study

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Based on the .300 Remington Ultra Magnum (R.U.M). The 7MM (R.U.M) was created to meet the need for ultra-high velocity long-range shooting. Although the 7MM (R.U.M) has enthusiast, those shooters normally choose a different caliber based on the short barrel life. It doesn’t matter what rifle a person utilizes, at some point it will encounter problems with; too much energy, wear and tear, stress and the barrels capacity of handling the caliber. The 7MM (R.U.M), is no different and shooters eventually choose other calibers once the barrel starts to lose its accuracy. Although, this is a fantastic cartridge size wise, it seems to be high maintenance. Even with the gas expansion chamber maximizing the velocity, both the barrel and brass will encounter…show more content…
When choosing an appropriate projectile for the 7MM (R.U.M), the shooters must be knowledgeable about task at hand. Will it be used for just target shooting, competition or long-range hunting? The 150 grain Scirocco can be used on medium game at 400 yards and the 175 grains can be used for tough, heavy game. Unfortunately, Remington doesn’t produce an all-around; fast, clean killing long range projectile but, other companies offer better projectiles for handloading. To produce better ammunition, a shooter can buy 7MM (R.U.M) cartridges from both Nosler and Remington. When selecting a great projectile, I, would recommend either the Alco 168 grain (R.B.T) or the Nosler 162 grain Accubond (L.R.S.B.T). Both projectiles seem to have great performance with long range and a great Ballistic Coefficient (B.C). What the hunter wants to avoid is choosing a projectile that will produce a slow killing and lack of shock round that will lose energy on impact. This will cause the animal to be conscious while injured and run farther

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