Anyone looked at the 7mm practical?Posted by Ericbc7 on January 9, 2020 at 5:58 am
I have fallen in love with my Tikka 7mm rem!
In my reading I stumbled across Nathan Foster’s 7mm practical (300 WM necked down to 7mm)
Anyone familiar with this wildcat?
What do you think?
MemberJanuary 28, 2020 at 4:22 am21 Bullseyes
The 7mm practical is what I plan to rechamber this when mountain tac gets their long bottom metal on line.
MemberJanuary 28, 2020 at 2:54 pm105 Bullseyes
The 7mm Practical is a cool cartridge but a lot as changed in the gun world over the last 10 years since Nathan started playing with the cartridge…not sure I would go this route today with a 7mm build if i was looking for the ultimate performer but a cool cartridge for sure. I'm guessing the platform you have to start is influencing your direction. But if starting from nothing I'd look at other options.
Looking forward to seeing what you build!
MemberFebruary 23, 2020 at 4:25 am21 Bullseyes
What 7mm would you prefer? I’m gonna shoot out my rem mag barrel ( taking it to gun show for suppressor threading on Sunday).
So after I shoot it out, what 7mm is better than the practical?
MemberFebruary 24, 2020 at 9:52 pm105 Bullseyes
Whats your main purpose for this rifle? barrel life would be a big decision factor for me.
MemberMarch 3, 2020 at 4:23 am21 Bullseyes
I agree, barrel life will be high on my list also.
MemberMarch 3, 2020 at 3:38 pm105 Bullseyes
If I was rebuilding or re-barreling a 7mm Mag (me being bias) I would most likely go with the 7LRM for these reasons:
– Good barrel life…expect close to 2000rds depending on how hot you are loading.
– Better proven accuracy than the 7mm Mag…lots of data to support it in the reloading community.
– Better performance than the 7mm Mag, especially with 180gr projectiles.
– No real noticeable recoil increase form 7mm Mag.
– Non belted case for hand loading, brass is now more available.
– Longer case neck for projectile support, great for tuning seating depth.
– The case design feeds very well in all rifles with long projectiles.
The 7LRM is a hand loaders dream for performance in my opinion but again all this gun stuff is fun to play with. This is what i would do, but I'd throughly enjoy hearing about your 7mm practical if you decide to do it. There's no wrong direction as long as you are happy with the result.
MemberMarch 7, 2020 at 5:52 am21 Bullseyes
I hear that regarding the lrm. I am still leaning to the 7 practical because of the quality of the brass. Gunwerks is a good outfit but adg brass in 300 WM is so much better according to reviews. All that said I don’t have a really motivating choice to choose lrm.
I just got my Tikka 7mm threaded for my suppressors so I’m not in any hurry to rebarrel. I’m thinking that the plain old 7mm rem mag is going to make my long range adventures fun for the next 2k rounds if I can find powder.
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