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Old 02-01-2012, 09:56 AM
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Default Reloading 7mmRM & 7mm-08 Rem

After this year of shooting and reloading i have come to a conclusion.
i have been a firm believer in Berger 168g HPBT hunting VLD's for my 7mm Rem Mag, and Berger 140g HPBT VLD's for 7mm-08. Have tried nosler and remington, sierra and barnes, but ths year i tried a new one. Hornady. My round with Hornady bullets for 7mm-08 is not much differant than the Berger round. IMR4350 @ 47.5gr, federal 210M prime, this time a Hornady SST 139gr BT. Coming out the barrel @ 2987fps. My 3 shot groups @ 200 went from 1.75" (berger 140 same charge), to 1" with Hornady. did this three times. Also shot a buck this season with one and let me tell you that it put a ridiculous hole in him. Dropped in his tracks @ 145 yds. Not a huge differance from berger but substantial. Im now loading all my 7-08 with Hornady Interlock SST BT 139gr. Now to the 7mm Rem Mag. switched to Hornady A-Max 162gr BT. Because @ 400yds groups went from 3.5" to 2.5" WOW!!! IMR4831 @ 62.5gr, CCI LR Mag prime. W/Berger 168gr out the barrel @ 3029fps, W/Hornady 3038fps. Cant wait to see what Hornady does past 400yds. I only have 400 to shoot because there s a powerline on the backside of the mountain, so when i go south again Ill be sure to let you know the 500,600,700 outcome. But as it stands
SHOOT HORNADY!
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Old 02-02-2012, 12:27 PM
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Used to shoot the 139 gr. Hornady's with a HEALTHY charge of IMR 4350 out of my 7 Mag.. blew up on contact at less than 100 yds. Shot really great, but was definitely not a short-range load.

Couldn't get the 139 Hornady's to group well at all in my 7-08. The ticket there was 48.0 gr. IMR 4350 under either 140 gr. Accubonds or Ballistic tips. 9 1/2 Rem. primer.

But hey.... each gun is an individual unto itself, and will tell you what it likes. You just gotta listen. Keep on shootin'.......
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Old 02-13-2012, 05:01 PM
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lol rr just went and got some retumbo last week, havent had the chance to play with it yet, but cant wait, hoping to get around 3080+mv. took me forever to get the depth right on the current load. i did some researching and asked around and when i ran out of powder i decided to try retumbo. ive been busy past 2 weeks so im hope to strap my ass to the bench soon plus gotta borrow my friend chrony lol
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Old 03-21-2012, 03:35 PM
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Hi, I would recommend Woodleigh thats if you can get them as they make them in Australia but 140gr through my 7mm-08 does the trick.
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Old 03-22-2012, 07:15 AM
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Just before I got into reloading I tried the Hornady light mag 7x57 load.It worked OK on deer but cant say I was that impressed with the groups or performance.All the other factory ammo I tried from 139gr-175gr was better.Now I'm loading Sierra GK's for both the 7x57 and .280.With these I get better results on game and paper.
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Old 03-25-2012, 01:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Pawildman View Post
Used to shoot the 139 gr. Hornady's with a HEALTHY charge of IMR 4350 out of my 7 Mag.. blew up on contact at less than 100 yds. Shot really great, but was definitely not a short-range load.

Couldn't get the 139 Hornady's to group well at all in my 7-08. The ticket there was 48.0 gr. IMR 4350 under either 140 gr. Accubonds or Ballistic tips. 9 1/2 Rem. primer.

But hey.... each gun is an individual unto itself, and will tell you what it likes. You just gotta listen. Keep on shootin'.......
I have always had the best luck in my 7MM RM with the Nosler 140g (both the Ballistic Tips and Accubonds)...pushed by 62g of IMR4350 and Federal 215's.
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Old 07-13-2012, 12:05 PM
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Originally Posted by emtrescue6 View Post
I have always had the best luck in my 7MM RM with the Nosler 140g (both the Ballistic Tips and Accubonds)...pushed by 62g of IMR4350 and Federal 215's.
my most accurate load in my 7 mag is 140 btip with 68 gr of RL22
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