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7-30 Waters loads for T/C Contender??

Old 05-11-2018, 08:20 AM
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Default 7-30 Waters load for Encore

Just worked up a load for the 7-30 Waters using 139gr Barnes LRX bullets.
Using a 24" MGM barrel.
Starting load 34.0gr CFE-223 Average Vol. 2400 fps
Max load 39.0 gr CFE-223 Average Vol. 2800 fps
Trim length 2.03" OCL 3.08" which was .010 from the rifling on my barrel.
5 shot strings averaged less than .5 inches at 100 yards...
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Old 09-03-2018, 03:02 PM
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ewp,
That is one sweet shooter there.
Thanks for the load recommendations using CFE-223.
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Old 09-14-2018, 09:08 AM
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Several years ago I bought a 7-30 Waters Ackley Improved 14" barrel for my Contender. But since I don't go west for PR shooting anymore it got put on the back burner. Ohio has a straight wall round restriction for deer hunting so I can't use. I'll finish loading development and go after a coyote this winter.
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Old 12-31-2018, 12:26 PM
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Reloader's Nest has fallen off the net. What a loss for us shooters!
The WayBack Machine affords us opportunity to recall much of the data that would have been lost.
https://web.archive.org/web/20170830...?CaliberID=294
Thank God for the archives!
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Old 05-16-2019, 10:20 AM
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Default 7-30 waters (shooter)

She should do well by you...
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Old 03-06-2022, 02:46 PM
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Default 7-30 Waters

Originally Posted by Rob1969 View Post
Hey BPS, I had the same gun. Also I use to reload them.
7-30 waters is a great cartridge. If your looking for RCBS dies
and fire formed shell cartridges, I have them and I'm looking to sell them dies (cheap). I just don't have time to reload anymore. I sold my Contender with several barrels. Not too many people even know of that cartridge even exists. Glad to hear that your shooting it. I just have memories of that gun a deer camp.
I'll get back to you on the loads. My Nosler book has a great one
I know this thread is several years old, but I was wondering if you ever sold your dies and brass? I'm starting to shoot the 7-30 and am trying to get the reloading components. Thank you.
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Old 03-08-2022, 08:00 AM
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I appreciate your position, Windago, but have a bunch of 7-30 barrels and only one set of dies to feed them with.
Ebay sometimes has them reasonably priced.
Here's a set for $30+9 to ship https://www.ebay.com/itm/30437827821...QAAOSw8-NiHh~V
You prolly won't see em in time as it closes in less than 2 HR
Definitely keep em on your radar
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Old 03-14-2022, 09:09 AM
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He relisted them
Here's a set for $30+9 to ship
https://www.ebay.com/itm/29485300965...QAAOSw8-NiHh~V

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