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Old 02-17-2005, 02:15 PM   #1
 
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Default Rem 700 & Powerbelts

Does anybody shoot a 700 and use powerbelts?i plan on trying them Saturday and want to know witch one to try.Iwill be using 90 grains of 777.Do you think that would work out well
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Old 02-17-2005, 02:49 PM   #2
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Default RE: Rem 700 & Powerbelts

Your powder charge looks about right. As for the size of the powerbelt, your rifle will tell you which one to use. I would suggest getting some 295, 245, and 348 grain powerbelts. I would start with the 295 for the first outing.

A word of advise.. Since your shooting Triple Se7en, be sure and pull the plastic button off the bottom of the powerbelt before loading. You will see a small lead spike on the bottom of the actual bullet. Take some borebutter or gun oil and put some on that spike of lead. Then push that button on and off a few times. Now load the powerbelt with the button replaced, in the barrel on top of the T-7. The reason for this is Triple Se7en produces a much hotter ignition then most powders and it has been know to cause the powerbelt to keep the button. You want that powerbelt to loose the button as soon as possible after it leave the barrel of the rifle for the best accuracy. Most buttons are about 15 yards down range. On some of the unlubed I have found them over 30 yards down range....
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Thank's cayugad i'll give it a try
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Default RE: Rem 700 & Powerbelts

i shoot a 45 cal remington., but i couldnt get good accuracy from powerbelts. i get very good accuracy from hornady ssts.
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Default RE: Rem 700 & Powerbelts

Mine is a 50 cal and will shoot 200 grain shockwaves into a 1-1/4 3 shot group at 94 yards with 85 gains 777 ffgJust not sure how effective this load would be on deer out to 150 yards,so i have been tinkering around with some different loads this winter
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Default RE: Rem 700 & Powerbelts

I have been shooting the 295-grain Powerbelt AT's exclusively in my Rem 700 MLS ever since they hit the market. It will print three shots at 100 yards into at least two inches any day of the week, and has shot groups as small as 5/8". I do not use T7 (I didn't like the results I got out of it), but I have been using two, 50-grain Pyrodex pellets without any problems.

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