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paul edward
06-27-2014, 02:41 AM
Is anyone using the 7mm Soup Can boolit in a Remington Rolling Block?

Looks like a good choice for light and medium loads. With the oversize chamber, a light load will save wear and tear on brass.

Quarry is: paper targets, tin cans, water bottles and the like.

06-27-2014, 09:16 PM
Many 7mms have oversized bores compared to new ones, and almost all the
RBs that I have seen have been very worn, too. Expect to need .287 for
normal 7mms with modern dimensions. For milsurps .288 or up to 290 or
even larger diameter to be happy.


paul edward
06-30-2014, 01:41 AM
Thank you. Will slug bore. This is one of my favorite rifles. If I decide to start casting for it, it will get a lot more use.

I have owned this rifle since 1972. With surplus ammo and reduced handloads, it is very accurate and lots of fun to shoot.

At a range full of M-16s and AK-47s, this old rifle gets some strange looks.

05-01-2015, 11:29 AM
How is the soupcan working for you?

05-01-2015, 02:57 PM
I have used the "Soup Can" in several calibers from 7tcu to .280. Rifle and handguns. It seems to be very accurate and easy to work with. I have 10, 14 and 21 inch 7tcu barrels, all have slightly different chambers. I am guessing your gun is a 7mm Mauser. They have a wide variance in chamber and bore dimensions, so checking their sizes is needed.

05-02-2015, 01:48 AM
I started shooting a friends 7x57 RB in about 1966. Have my own now, and
with 35 gr of 4064 under a Horn 175 RN it would shoot into 1" at 100 yds as stock,
but right now my eyes won't do that any more. Maybe after surgery I will be
able to do it again.

Nice guns, but not for pushing the limits.

05-02-2015, 12:50 PM
Yes my Old Rolling Block has a .288 bore. Going to firer form some brass and see what the neck diemension looks like.