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Old 04-06-2018, 09:31 PM   #1
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7 SAUM. Remington 700 short mag action, Bartlein #9 contour barrel 8 twist. (Barreled action done by APR) XLR Element chassis. Trigger tech trigger. Atlas bipod. Seekins Precision base and rings. Vortex Viper PST gen II scope. Break is a SilencerCo ASR break. Will be shooting through my SiCo Omega.





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Old 04-06-2018, 09:33 PM   #2
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sweet rig, why does the scope look canted down?
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Old 04-06-2018, 09:34 PM   #3
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Nice!!!
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Old 04-06-2018, 09:49 PM   #4
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sweet rig, why does the scope look canted down?
b/c OP is probably shooting at 1500-2000+ yds. (see copy/paste below explaining)

ELR ó extreme long range ó shooting requires holding for more elevation than any scope can dial in. One way to deal with this is through the use of a heavily-canted scope mount. Various options exist, most of which are adjustable so only the amount of additional angle needed has to be dialed in. Limiting that cant is desired since it raises the rear of the scope and can make getting a normal cheek weld difficult.

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Old 04-06-2018, 09:51 PM   #5
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thanks for the explanation, I'm used to AR scopes canted up 20MOA
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Old 04-06-2018, 10:09 PM   #6
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sweet rig, why does the scope look canted down?


Blake nailed it. Itís a 20 moa base so nothing too crazy, but because of the barrel not tapering it looks way closer in the front than you are probably use to seeing. My goat is to hit a 18x24Ē plate at 2,500 yards. It will be mostly used 600-1760 yards but the 2,500 is just a if I get the chance thing. Not sure why but it has a nice ring to it. LOL


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Old 04-06-2018, 10:20 PM   #7
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Where are you shooting a mile?
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Old 04-06-2018, 10:45 PM   #8
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Where are you shooting a mile?


A crap price of land out by Marfa that a buddy has access to. Itís just a huge ranch someone has but there is a right of way cut strait as an arrow that goes almost 2,000 yards. I have only gone one time. My 308 wasnít capable lol. I went one time with a borrowed 300 rum and made some hits. It was a blast so I want to do it more.


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Old 04-07-2018, 01:01 PM   #9
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Took it out for barrel break in and to see what I could do. No load development done and itís shooting sub .25 MOA. I loaded up 6 groups at 5 each stepping up .5 grain per group. The higher the charge the tighter the group. No signs of pressure so far. Started on the low end for info I found online. 59, 59.5, 60, 60.5, 61, 61.5 of h1000. Seating .02 off of the lands. Iíll post pics of the last 2 groups. This was this morning in San Antonio. 50 degrees and 17mph winds.



Only 4 in this group. I shot a fouler at another target because I had just cleaned the barrel.



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Old 04-07-2018, 01:40 PM   #10
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Looking good. Must be nice to have access to a place like that. I have only gotten out to 1200 yards out at triple c once. Would love to go back out there but the cost is a bit high for day passes. Might consider a membership there once my APR TBH build is done and I have more of a reason to go.
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Old 04-07-2018, 01:44 PM   #11
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Looking good. Must be nice to have access to a place like that. I have only gotten out to 1200 yards out at triple c once. Would love to go back out there but the cost is a bit high for day passes. Might consider a membership there once my APR TBH build is done and I have more of a reason to go.


I have a year round lease I can shoot out to 900 at. So thatís real handy. Itís just a 100 acre long rectangular field.


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Old 04-07-2018, 01:48 PM   #12
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wow! it looks like it shoots great.
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Old 04-07-2018, 01:52 PM   #13
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I have a year round lease I can shoot out to 900 at. So thatís real handy. Itís just a 100 acre long rectangular field.


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We normally head up to Decatur and shoot at Fossil Pointe once a month. Keeps us shooting well out to 800 yards. Nice staff and price isnít to bad.
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Old 04-07-2018, 04:31 PM   #14
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Took it out for barrel break in and to see what I could do. No load development done and itís shooting sub .25 MOA. I loaded up 6 groups at 5 each stepping up .5 grain per group. The higher the charge the tighter the group. No signs of pressure so far. Started on the low end for info I found online. 59, 59.5, 60, 60.5, 61, 61.5 of h1000. Seating .02 off of the lands. Iíll post pics of the last 2 groups. This was this morning in San Antonio. 50 degrees and 17mph winds.



Only 4 in this group. I shot a fouler at another target because I had just cleaned the barrel.



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Groups look great! Are you monitoring velocities?
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Old 04-07-2018, 04:34 PM   #15
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No. My old one is broken and have not bought one yet. Trying to decide what I want. It Iíll update once I have speed numbers.


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Old 04-07-2018, 04:38 PM   #16
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whats the weight of the rifle and the trigger pull? Nice rig
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Old 04-07-2018, 04:59 PM   #17
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whats the weight of the rifle and the trigger pull? Nice rig


Havenít put it on a scale. Probably right around 16lbs if I had to guess. I have trigger at 12oz right now.


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Old 04-09-2018, 03:23 PM   #18
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That's what we like to see! Great shooting, and thanks for letting us be a part of the build!
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Old 04-09-2018, 03:30 PM   #19
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Love those Element chassis. Good looking build!
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Old 04-09-2018, 03:48 PM   #20
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What load data were you using? I have a Remington 700 Ti in 7 RSAUM and 59.5 gr. IMR 4350 is giving me 3050 fps pushing a 140 gr. Barnes TTSX. I get a little pressure signs going any higher with 4350. I'm just curious about your load.
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Old 04-18-2018, 10:41 AM   #21
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That's what we like to see! Great shooting, and thanks for letting us be a part of the build!
Thank you. Itís a great shooter, Iíll be sending you more stuff for sure.
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Old 04-18-2018, 10:55 AM   #22
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What load data were you using? I have a Remington 700 Ti in 7 RSAUM and 59.5 gr. IMR 4350 is giving me 3050 fps pushing a 140 gr. Barnes TTSX. I get a little pressure signs going any higher with 4350. I'm just curious about your load.
No published load data out there for 180ís really. But lots of info online. Snipers hide has a page in their reloading section on the 7 SAUM.

My load is finished now. 61.6 grains of H1000. 2.960Ē OAL. Ran 3 5 shot strings over the chrono. 1) Average 2949 with SD of 6.7. 2) Average of 2945 with SD of 7.2. 3) Average of 2950 with SD of 6.6.

Sending a 180 with a BC of .8 @2950 with single digit SDís.
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Old 04-18-2018, 04:24 PM   #23
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Sending a 180 with a BC of .8 @2950 with single digit SDís.
that will be potent!
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Old 04-18-2018, 08:57 PM   #24
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Havenít seen a rifle with that much scope base elevation in a while. Looks like it will be a hammer at long distance!


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Old 04-20-2018, 11:31 AM   #25
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Good looking groups. I had a 1.5 mile range on a jobsite out in Big Lake but since finished the project and had to move on. Tearing that backstop down made me sad.
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Old 05-15-2018, 09:02 PM   #26
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pure awsomeness.
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Old 05-17-2018, 07:20 AM   #27
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Looking good!
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Old 05-21-2018, 06:11 AM   #28
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its nice to see someone else in the world shooting a short 7mm! I thought i was all alone.
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