Re: 7mm load for out to 700 yards
Just thougt i would post some results.
first of all, We ended up going with the 162 grain amax. this was mostly because they fit his budget, and i could get them. also, he had on hand some reloader 22.
i loaded up 3 at each 1/2 grain increment from 62 to 66 grains. I shot them all at 100 yds in the dirt, harris bipod and rear bag.
i have used this method several times with great success. i am not worried about throwing a shot, because if two dont shoot good, 3 wont for sure. if two are touching and one is out i may revisit that load.
to the nearest .25 they shot
even though the 66 shot well, we decided to go with the 63 grain load for other reasons.
I then loaded up 6 more at 63 grains and shot two 3 shot groups
.75 and .5.
estimated velocity, fired up exbal, and shot at 525. was about 4 inches low, validated velocity, and then fired a 3 shot group at 525.
shot approx .75 moa at 525.
The wind came up, ran out of powder, and my atv broke down, so we called it a day (broke a gear!)
will go out next time and see what we can do at some further distances.
thanks for all the information.