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R700 Original AWR in 7mmUM - how would you set it up? #16054718 05/04/21
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I’ve had this rifle since the mid 2000’s and haven’t done much with it. I’ve got a Leupold with a CDS dial on it and have old school but outstanding Partitions using Retumbo to right around 3200. Effective yes. Maximizing the platform - probably not. Admittedly I’m not much of a 7mm guy and the rifle has been a safe queen.

Clearly it’s in need of an update.

Give me some advice.

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Re: R700 Original AWR in 7mmUM - how would you set it up? [Re: PintsofCraft] #16056904 05/05/21
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I’d probably put a real good scope on top that allows you to dial and load up something like a 180 Scenar or similar and have some fun. In the Remington that big Ultra Mag would be a helluva rifle.

Those AWRs are pretty danged good rifles. Maybe check bedding over a bit and put some good mounts on it.


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Re: R700 Original AWR in 7mmUM - how would you set it up? [Re: PintsofCraft] #16056934 05/05/21
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What do you plan to do with the rifle, hunt or just play (bang steel etc.) If hunting, what are you going to hunt (deer, elk, bear etc.) After deciding that, then I would pick my bullet for the chosen job. After that, I would pick my scope depending on what I was trying to do (i.e. target or hunting) and the distance I was trying to do it at.


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Re: R700 Original AWR in 7mmUM - how would you set it up? [Re: PintsofCraft] #16056943 05/05/21
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Thanks, Beretzs!

I’ve sold the thing 100 times in my mind simply because it doesn’t serve an immediate purpose. Kinda like owning an F1 car while living in Manhattan I suppose.

This particular Alaskan Wilderness Rifle came out of the custom shop in 2005 - at the time I simply HAD to have it.

I’ll hunt for those 180gr Scenars and give them a whirl.

Any thoughts on Glass? SWFA or better than that?

Re: R700 Original AWR in 7mmUM - how would you set it up? [Re: PintsofCraft] #16056951 05/05/21
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Pullit - I suppose I’d like to make up a true 1k rifle for medium game & play with as well. The rifle only weighs 6 1/2lbs without glass so it’s a sleek 26” bbl hunter in its current form. Thinking about warming it up on an Antelope this Fall

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Re: R700 Original AWR in 7mmUM - how would you set it up? [Re: PintsofCraft] #16057070 05/05/21
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Originally Posted by PintsofCraft
Thanks, Beretzs!

I’ve sold the thing 100 times in my mind simply because it doesn’t serve an immediate purpose. Kinda like owning an F1 car while living in Manhattan I suppose.

This particular Alaskan Wilderness Rifle came out of the custom shop in 2005 - at the time I simply HAD to have it.

I’ll hunt for those 180gr Scenars and give them a whirl.

Any thoughts on Glass? SWFA or better than that?


A SS 3x9 or NF 2.5x10 is typically where I look for a hunting rifle. They work great for me and seem to be Marine proof so far.

If I didn’t have a Mashburn I’d be all over that rifle myself. While it’s pretty big, to me, it’s a great hunting rifle for big game. I can’t hardly build a darned 70 to be 6 1/2 pounds empty! Ha.


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Just my opinion but for speed goats, I would look for a fast sleek 130-140 gr bullet. I know they don't have the high BC of a heavy bullet but goats are not hard to kill so I would not want to use a real heavy bullet and take the recoil out of a 6.5 gun. That is just me, but I would find the highest BC 130-140 gr that would hold together at the speeds you will be pushing them at and have fun.
For bigger stuff, sure use as heavy a bullet as you want 160-180 gr.


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Re: R700 Original AWR in 7mmUM - how would you set it up? [Re: beretzs] #16058583 05/05/21
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@Beretzs - might be a dumb question - are the Scenar 180’s that you suggested the same as the ‘Scenar L’?

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Originally Posted by PintsofCraft
@Beretzs - might be a dumb question - are the Scenar 180’s that you suggested the same as the ‘Scenar L’?


Same same Pints.


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Vortex razor lhd 3x15x42mm. 19 oz and tracks awesome. 168 long range accubonds


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Originally Posted by Fotis
Vortex razor lhd 3x15x42mm. 19 oz and tracks awesome.

Has Cummins tested one of these yet?
Asking for a friend ... 🦫

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Originally Posted by AKwolverine
Originally Posted by Fotis
Vortex razor lhd 3x15x42mm. 19 oz and tracks awesome.

Has Cummins tested one of these yet?
Asking for a friend ... 🦫



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Re: R700 Original AWR in 7mmUM - how would you set it up? [Re: AKwolverine] #16060704 05/06/21
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Originally Posted by AKwolverine
Originally Posted by Fotis
Vortex razor lhd 3x15x42mm. 19 oz and tracks awesome.

Has Cummins tested one of these yet?
Asking for a friend ... 🦫


Rabblerouser grin

That’s a Remington I wouldn’t mind having though.

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Re: R700 Original AWR in 7mmUM - how would you set it up? [Re: PintsofCraft] #16063575 05/07/21
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I have the same rifle that is really getting down on barrel life. I wished I would have paid a little more attention to not shooting it unless I was going to kill something. They were skim bedded from the custom shop and mine is in the 16 oz McMillan Kevlar stock that had a void in the rear action screw. I pillar bedded it and problem solved. I started out with 154 hornady interbonds. And 95 grs of Retumbo with a 215 M and velocity was 3510. The rifle was a three shot .550 gun until I needed more bullets and got a batch of interbonds that wouldn’t shoot and it turned out to be a QC problem with the bullets weighing over 3 grs difference from lightest to heaviest. I tried 160 nosier accubonds with terrible pressure problems and by the time I had got the pressure under control I was under 3000 FPS and shot in the high .3s (a friend had the same problem with a Christensen arms 7mm rum as well). I tried the 168 VLD at 93 grs of retumbo and a WLRM and never looked back. I’ve got the 4.5 x14x44 Ziess conquest on mine and have been very happy with it. If I was going to do it now I would put the Ziess 4x16x 44 with the 30 mm tube on it with a dial.

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To lite to fight, too heavy to run!

I'd set it up lite and hunt it, buy build a real long range gun.


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Ready - Roger that. Indeed too light to fight, to heavy to run. That’s been the battle.

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I load 140’s for my 7mm ultra mag. Great for the deer and pig hunting I do.


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