7mm Remington Ultra Magnum

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7mm Remington Ultra Magnum
Type Rifle
Place of origin USA
Production history
Designer Remington
Designed 2002
Specifications
Parent case .300 Remington Ultra Magnum
Case type Beltless, rebated, bottleneck
Bullet diameter .284 in (7.2 mm)
Neck diameter .317 in (8.1 mm)
Shoulder diameter .5250 in (13.34 mm)
Base diameter .5500 in (13.97 mm)
Rim diameter .532 in (13.5 mm)
Case length 2.850 in (72.4 mm)
Overall length 3.600 in (91.4 mm)
Rifling twist 1-9 1/4"
Primer type Large rifle magnum
Ballistic performance
Bullet weight/type Velocity Energy
140 gr (9 g) PSP Bonded 3,425 ft/s (1,044 m/s) 3,646 ft·lbf (4,943 J)
150 gr (10 g) PSP Bonded 3,325 ft/s (1,013 m/s) 3,682 ft·lbf (4,992 J)
175 gr (11 g) PSP A-Frame 3,025 ft/s (922 m/s) 3,555 ft·lbf (4,820 J)
Test barrel length: 26"

The 7mm Remington Ultra Magnum or 7mm RUM is a 7mm rifle cartridge introduced by Remington Arms in 2001.

Overview[edit]

The 7mm RUM was created using the .404 Jeffery case which was also used to develop the .375 RUM .300 RUM, and .338 RUM. By necking down the .300 RUM to suit the .284 or 7mm projectile, Remington produced a non-belted case with a head diameter that is somewhat larger than belt diameter of original belted numbers. The resulting case has significantly more capacity than any conventional belted magnum. Compared to the 7mm Remington Magnum, top 7mm RUM loads deliver 25% more energy at 300 yards.[citation needed] Such performance demands a price and in this case, that is a large muzzle blast, sharp recoil and short barrel life.[1]

The 7mm Ultra Magnum boasts the largest case of any commercial 7mm cartridge.

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