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Thread: 7x57 Ruger #1

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    7x57 Ruger #1

    I shot this 6 round group this morning from the bench at 50 yds. I can cover the group with a nickle.

    Ruger #1
    (3) 175 gr RN cast / sized .286 / 36 gr H4350
    3) 175 gr FN cast / sized .284 / 36 gr H4350

    I think the Ruger likes this load !
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    Dang nice shooting with a #1 and cast bullets. I have always pined after a No 1 in 7x57 or 6.5x55, with a different configuration, not the manlicher type that I see them made in, a #1B would be perfect. Guess I will have to settle for my 98 Mauser that I put a 7x57 barrel on.

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    I have a red pad Ruger 77 in 7X57 and I think I will give your load a try. Thank you for sharing.

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    Wow fantastic I have a Ruger no1 7x57 it had the Manlicher stock but I changed them it to the MPI composite stock set and this is my sons favorite rifle. I have not tried cast but I see it time to get at it.

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    Pretty darn good! I think with just a little work you can tighten it up even more.......

    Actually, I think that's excellent!!!
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    OH Darn! When I first saw the title of your post I thought it was in the For-Sale section.....LOL

    Nice rifle, nice caliber, nice group, nice shooting & obviously some nice boolits!

    Congrad's & thanks for sharing!
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    Nice! I've been working a lot with a 7x57 and cast lately, just killed a deer with it yesterday.

    What bullet design is that? How hard are you casting them? Have you chronographed that load to know how fast it is?

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    its the RCBS 168 gr RN....probably not harder than lyman #2...
    didn't chronograph the load but suspect it is pushing 2000 fps
    7x57 is probably my most favorite cartridge.
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    "Load development comes to screeching halt!"
    That'll do nicely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by atr View Post
    its the RCBS 168 gr RN....probably not harder than lyman #2...
    didn't chronograph the load but suspect it is pushing 2000 fps
    7x57 is probably my most favorite cartridge.
    I have that mold, but haven't cast any and tried them. I'm thinking cast with a soft nose, it would make a good hunting bullet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texas by God View Post
    "Load development comes to screeching halt!"
    That'll do nicely.
    Yep. I find myself trying to chase perfection less and less. The old adage "perfection is the worst enemy of good enough" is pretty true.

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