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7mm GPC
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From left to right: 7mm GPC, 30-06 Springfield, and 338 Winchester Magnum
Type Rifle
Place of origin United States
Production history
Designed 2010
Manufacturer Grady Precision Cartridge
Produced 2011
Specifications
Bullet diameter .284 in (Bad rounding hereScript error mm)
Neck diameter .307 in (Bad rounding hereScript error mm)
Shoulder diameter .462 in (Bad rounding hereScript error mm)
Base diameter .470 in (Bad rounding hereScript error mm)
Rim diameter .473 in (Bad rounding hereScript error mm)
Rim thickness .054 in (Bad rounding hereScript error mm)
Case length 1.903 in (Bad rounding hereScript error mm)
Overall length 2.780 in (Bad rounding hereScript error mm)
Primer type Large Rifle Magnum
Ballistic performance
Bullet weight/type Velocity Energy
140 gr (Bad rounding hereScript error g) HVLD3,156 ft/s (Bad rounding hereScript error m/s)3,095 ft·lbf (Bad rounding hereScript error J)
168 gr (Bad rounding hereScript error g) HVLD2,972 ft/s (Bad rounding hereScript error m/s)3,294 ft·lbf (Bad rounding hereScript error J)
Test barrel length: 27.5 inch

7mm GPC(Grady Precision Cartridge) was introduced by Grady Precision Cartridge in 2011. It is a true short action 7mm cartridge based on the parent (30 T/C) case necked down to accept 7mm (.284) diameter bullets. The 7mm GPC makes the third addition to the 30 T/C lineage along with the 6.5 mm Creedmoor. The 7mm GPC is capable of producing magnum or near magnum performance, while maintaining a lightweight and compact size. This is achieved through the use of advanced case geometry and the introduction of improved propellants. The 7mm GPC works well with all .284 caliber bullets, however it is particularly effective with 168 grain and similar weight offerings. It was primarily designed as a long range match/hunting cartridge for all North American big game, but appears to be suitable for AR platform applications as well.

7mm (.284) bullets have the highest ballistic coefficients of any caliber in 168-180 grain offerings. This makes it an ideal long distance hunting and match caliber. At 1000 yards the 7mm GPC (loaded with a 168 grain bullet) has roughly the same energy as a .338 Winchester Magnum (loaded with a 250 grain bullet) while the bullet trajectory is about 100 inches flatter. This is possible because of the higher ballistic coefficient and velocity of the 7mm GPC over the 338 Winchester Magnum. Any short action rifle with a .308 Winchester bolt face can be converted to shoot the 7mm GPC by having a qualified gunsmith remove the old barrel, re-chamber and reinstall the new barrel.

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