Originally Posted by stonepony
I am getting some brass ready formy new rifle and was wondering what everyones pet load was (bullet and powder) for hunting and long range shooting? Interested to see what you got!
I have tried almost every bullet, powder combination and these were the best I found
for the 7/08 Remington.
For hunting - The 120 gr ballistic tip, 49.5 gr H 414 and a cci br2 primer.
For running bore shoots = 140gr Barnes x (they retain weight longer on steel targets)
41grs H4895 and rem large rifle primer.
For long range target = 168 gr SMK, 43.5gr H4350 and a remington large rifle primer.
These loads were for a Remington short action custom with a 20" shutz brothers hunter
bench rest stainless barrel.
All loads shot under 1/10 of an inch 5 shot groups.
With the advent of Varget I have a good load I'm working on In the neighborhood of 45 grs
and the 120 BT.
These are in my rifle . The only load that seams to shoot well in every rifle I have tried them
in was the H 414 load.
I hope this helps
J E CUSTOM