Long Range Hunting Online Magazine

Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Hunting > Long Range Hunting & Shooting

Long Range Hunting & Shooting Nightforce Optics


7mm load for out to 700 yards

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-07-2011, 11:31 PM
Gold Member
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 531
7mm load for out to 700 yards

a friend brought over a winchester model 70 7mm rem mag. He ordered a leupold scope with m1 turrets for it and asked me to find him a good load. I have never shot this rifle yet, but he said it was under 1 moa at 100 yds with a 160 speer grandslam.

he gave me some money for powder/bullets etc, so my question is, where do i start.

accubond? gameking? matchking? others? his main objective is to be able to shoot out to 700 yards.

havent loaded for the 7mm a whole lot, so not sure which bullets have the best bc, expansion etc. i was thinking of starting with the 160 accubond, or the 175 gamking? both seem to have good bc's.

thanks alot.
Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2011, 11:47 PM
Silver Member
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Black Hills of South Dak
Posts: 214
Re: 7mm load for out to 700 yards

Hey Bill: I shoot the 168 VLD in my 7 Short. I had a definite advantage to the other 7's that were shooting the 162 AMAX that were basically the identical rifle. My load is right at 3074 fps. I would think you could duplicate that w/ a 7mm w/ H1000. If I were you out there I would consider the 180 VLD or JLK in the 7mag. I was shooting almost the same drops as the EDGE's (slightly less) all the way to 1700. Take care,
Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2011, 08:00 AM
Platinum Member
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Potomac River
Posts: 5,057
Re: 7mm load for out to 700 yards

What kind of animals does he wish to shoot would be the first question in bullet selection.

In a 7mm Wby I had good results with the 160 AB and Reloader 22.
The Smokin Fur Rifle Club
Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2011, 09:19 AM
Platinum Member
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Texas
Posts: 5,466
Re: 7mm load for out to 700 yards

For that range almost any good bonded core bullet from 140grs to 170grs will work.

The heaver bullets have better BCs but have a lot of trajectory and more recoil and are
not nessary to 6 or 700 yards.

I have done well at these distances with the 140s and H4831 sc in the 7 Rem Mag.

Velocity is just over 3200 ft/sec so it is very flat.

Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2011, 09:56 AM
Platinum Member
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: az
Posts: 2,252
Re: 7mm load for out to 700 yards

i use 69.5 h-4831 or a little less. and a 140 berger, 140 accubond, 139 horn. remington 700 ADL.
Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2011, 09:57 AM
Platinum Member
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Allen, TX
Posts: 2,608
Re: 7mm load for out to 700 yards

I load 180g Bergers for my son's Sendero 7mm Rem Mag.

Norma is the best brass I've come up with. I use Fed GM215M primers.

We've had good results with both h4831sc and RL22 for velocity and accuracy.

We have been hunting with a light load of RL22 averaging 2606fps and killing deer and wild hogs to 550yds with small entry and huge exit wounds.

We've loaded it to over 2900fps with little sign of pressure. But, we hunted with the light load because that's the one we had the most dope on when hunting season started. (sub-MOA to 942yds)

168g Bergers work fine also if your rifle prefers them.

We also worked up a load for Barnes' 150gr TTSX if you prefer their terminal ballistics theories. We just didn't get a chance to hunt with it this year. Perhaps we'll go shoot another doe before youth season ends.

Like Buffalobob pointed out, it may depend on your intended prey.

Good luck!!
Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2011, 11:19 AM
Gold Member
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 531
Re: 7mm load for out to 700 yards

thank you for the responses gentlemen. Going to do a little shopping today, and i will see what i can find. the scope will not be here for some time, so i wont be shooting it for a awhile but i will keep you all posted.

as far as game goes, mostly coyotes to deer sized game.

BH hunter- get your edge yet?
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads for: 7mm load for out to 700 yards
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
7mm Rem Mag load for Elk size game at 700 yards. Topshot Long Range Hunting & Shooting 48 06-28-2013 06:52 AM
Church Steel Shoot (200 yards-1125 yards) Ernie Long Range Hunting & Shooting 1 08-21-2011 10:25 AM
Varmint load for 243. win for shots between 25-500 Yards matt_3479 Reloading 2 09-01-2010 11:04 PM
1918 yards shoting Yes i said 1918 yards tjonh2001 Long Range Hunting & Shooting 25 04-02-2010 04:56 PM

Current Poll
Do you archery hunt for elk?
YES - 34.32%
116 Votes
NO - 48.52%
164 Votes
Not yet, but I plan to. - 17.16%
58 Votes
Total Votes: 338
You may not vote on this poll.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:35 AM.

Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC