Despite all the hype about 6.5mm cartridges these days, the 7mm class is still strong. In fact, the 6.5’s sudden popularity has American shooters revisiting this other European favorite as well. Turns out, the “Sevens” have some distinct advantages over their smaller and larger cousins when it comes to hunting. 7mm, or .284 caliber, bullets have efficient ballistic coefficients and high sectional densities on a par with the 6.5s and more so than the .30 caliber (7.62mm) projectiles. Plus, they make wider wound channels than smaller bore sizes. They fly flat, and hit hard upon arrival. What’s not to like?
The 7mm bore size got its start way back in 1893 when… Read More