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Old 07-11-2010, 05:26 AM
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Anybody know the case capacity of the 7x57 AI. Thanks Jim
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Old 07-11-2010, 07:08 PM
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It's the difference in weight between a once-fired and sized case and the same case filled level with H2O. Quickload suggests somewhere around 62.4 grains.
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Old 07-12-2010, 04:32 AM
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62.4 grains of what?

How does the capacity of the AI'd version compare with the standard case?
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Old 07-12-2010, 09:02 AM
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62.4 grains of water. That's filled to the top of the case mouth.

IIRC, the 7mm AI has about 4-5 grains of extra space when compared to the standard 7x57mm case.

My personal loadings for this AI cartridge was a 162 gr Hornady BTSP, 3.080" OAL, 51.5 gr V-V150, a CCI BR2 primer and averaging 2907 fps out of a 24" bbl. Using a 160 gr Nosler Partition, the load was the same and had a 2923 fps avg.
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Old 07-14-2010, 08:03 PM
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thanks, trying to decide between the 7x57AI and the 284 win.
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Old 07-15-2010, 04:34 AM
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What rifle action have you chosen?

I find that the 7X57's don't fill many long actions. Some say to "seat the bullet out".

If a 7X57 will fit in an action many times a 280 will too.
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Old 07-15-2010, 04:53 PM
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It,s going to be a savage target action for local f-class shoots. A couple of guys are using 180 gr High bc bullets in their 7's and if you can't beat them might as well join them. Beside's already have a 280AI.
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