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post #21 of 41 (permalink) Old 05-25-2019, 09:39 PM
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The 250 Savage was offered by a few of the barrel makers but factory ammo should not be used.
I keep mine to around 39,000 psi and it seems to do fine.
You're gonna love the 7-30 Waters barrel and the 23" will offer velocities that shorter barrels won't.
About 25 FPS per inch is the general rule of thumb so you'll get 225 FPS more than this one:
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The 250 Savage was offered by a few of the barrel makers but factory ammo should not be used.
I keep mine to around 39,000 psi and it seems to do fine.
You're gonna love the 7-30 Waters barrel and the 23" will offer velocities that shorter barrels won't.
About 25 FPS per inch is the general rule of thumb so you'll get 225 FPS more than this one:


Now THAT , is just flat out beautiful 😁
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You know what ?
The more I read up on the 7-30 Waters...
The more I like it.
All of you rave about it.. that says A LOT.
Funny thing is ?
I've already a set of Dies in the shop for it..
No clue ? How I came by them... Trading things way back when I guess.
But.. through thick and thin.. I still have my old 7mmTCU super 14.
But methinks the carbine 7-30 is going to impress me.
Keep the positive thoughts coming 😁
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I really do not think you can beat the 7x30 waters in the contender I have one love it almost the same ballistics as the 7x57 when you are compare bullet weight and the same brand and number of powder. One of the biggest mistakes I have made in life was passing on a 94 Winchester like new and 2 boxes of ammo 400 out the door.

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The 7x57 was a grand old cartridge.
Looking things up in my cartridges of the world book..
Yep... The 7mmWaters is a pretty balanced all around cartridge.. should be fine for short range deer hunting in West Central Missouri.
I'm thankful I kept my contenders .
Excited to try the new barrel out.
May have to splurge on a nice wood stock and forend.
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My 730 waters 400 yd. TC-E 15" 140 gr. Drops a bout 4 feet (turn pic 90 degrees left)
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Absolutely save up (all the Thompson Center stuff has gotten expensive) and get some nice wood. Looks do matter and IMHO you can't beat blued steel and pretty wood. We will be looking for a range report.
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My 730 waters 400 yd. TC-E 15" 140 gr. Drops a bout 4 feet (turn pic 90 degrees left)

Dang!! Amazing!!
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Absolutely save up (all the Thompson Center stuff has gotten expensive) and get some nice wood. Looks do matter and IMHO you can't beat blued steel and pretty wood. We will be looking for a range report.


I'm still digging around, finding odds and ends.
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I have the 7TCU and 7-30 Waters both in Contender carbine. Love them both, but lets get real. The 7TCU will never be as fast as the Waters. Just cant do it. the Waters will have about the same recoil as the 30-30 when you compare same bullet size. Theres just no getting around those facts. Simple chemistry or math or physics, whichever. But lastly, love them both. Wallacem in Ga PS. I do get a little better groups with the Waters than I do with the TCU.
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I have the 7TCU and 7-30 Waters both in Contender carbine. Love them both, but lets get real. The 7TCU will never be as fast as the Waters. Just cant do it. the Waters will have about the same recoil as the 30-30 when you compare same bullet size. Theres just no getting around those facts. Simple chemistry or math or physics, whichever. But lastly, love them both. Wallacem in Ga PS. I do get a little better groups with the Waters than I do with the TCU.

Thanks Wallace.
My hope is to shoot the 7Waters with a 120 grain accurately.
Without too much recoil.
The 30-30 carbine with 150s is not terrible, but I would appreciate it , if it was slightly less kick.
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