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    7 x 64

    I have been looking at a CZ rifle in this calibre and was wondering if many people had any experience with calibre.

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    I used to own a Musgrave in 7x64 when I lived in South Africa- shot everything from springbuck to eland and zebra with it- cracking caliber. My favourite bullets in it were the 175gn Hornady Interlock and the Sierra 160gn BTHP Gameking. If I had one in the UK I'd probably load 140 gn pills.

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    Hi - I shot my first deer, a muntjac buck with a brno 7x64. I can remember the morning as if it was todays dawn, although it was 30 years ago! I can remember the rifle also - It had a butter knife bolt a lovely balanced cut classic stock and was very accurate. Made in the fifities I would imagine. My father eventually sold it and I still mourn it.

    In short a fantastically versatile round!!

    Regards K

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    My stalking mentor used a Mannlicher GK in 7x64 from many year until the barrel was worn enough for grouping to drop off so he had it rebarrelled this time in 7-08 as he can no longer travel as he did so Boar is not on the menu for him now. The 7-08 is easier for him to get locally and as his quarry is mainly Roe and Muntjac along with fox it suits his needs. Otherwise it would have been 7x64 again.

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    I'm thinking of getting one matey for use en France as it handles bigger pills than the .270 apparently. Also over here in Switz seems to be a not uncommon calibre.

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    Only about 10-15 grains of bullet weight in it...

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    Not only heavier but slightly larger diameter as well means it should transfer energy better.. Of course it's all theory but?????????????????

    A common bullet weight for 7mm is of course 173-175 grains.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cumbrian 1 View Post
    I have been looking at a CZ rifle in this calibre and was wondering if many people had any experience with calibre.
    I had one years ago also a 7X65R but ammo and the ingredients for re-loading were difficult to source here in Cumbria. [Bullet heads, missiles or projectiles.]
    Performance wise it is similar to a .270 Win. or a .308 and apart from the benefit of a profusion of ammo available on the Continent you will get no benefit here as opposed to the the other two I mentioned.

    HWH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brithunter View Post
    Not only heavier but slightly larger diameter as well means it should transfer energy better.. Of course it's all theory but?????????????????

    A common bullet weight for 7mm is of course 173-175 grains.
    A fallacy about the transfer of energy !
    Transfer of energy is obtained by the retardation of the projectile within the quarry at any given bullet weight [or diameter.] which is one reason why we use soft-points or hollow-points.
    Of course expansion and more damage to living tissue is another reason. Some people like an exit wound to give a blood-trail but this causes potential loss of terminal energy.

    HWH.

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    Ok - I'll grant you the 0.007" diameter increase
    but there's nothing stopping you using 140-160gr in the .270, just the same as most modern 7mm loads

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