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7MM Mag & 168 VLDs, any good loads out there?

 
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Old 07-02-2011, 02:17 PM
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7MM Mag & 168 VLDs, any good loads out there?

Looking for a good load, Im shooting 168 VLDs in a 7MM mag. Ive heard good things about Retumbo, H1000, 7828 and mag pro, any ideas gentlemen? Best primer???
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Old 07-02-2011, 07:51 PM
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Re: 7MM Mag & 168 VLDs, any good loads out there?

I've had best results with H1000, Win. brass, and Fed. 215m. I had good results with Retumbo and the other same components. Check with Berger for starting loads.
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Old 07-02-2011, 08:10 PM
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Re: 7MM Mag & 168 VLDs, any good loads out there?

I tried several powders from the books, but ended up with 65.0 gr of RL22 for my sweet spot using Winchester brass, Fed 215M primer, 168 gr VLD seated .020 off the lands to fit my magazine. Good luck
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Old 07-04-2011, 07:55 AM
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Re: 7MM Mag & 168 VLDs, any good loads out there?

Thanks for replying. What kinda accuracy are you guys getting?
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Old 07-04-2011, 08:39 AM
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Re: 7MM Mag & 168 VLDs, any good loads out there?

I use Fed 215 primers, H1000, and Remington Brass. I worked up some loads, starting at 65 gns all the way to 72gns. Started seeing signs of pressure at 71 grains. The best grops were had at 67.5 grains, and I had identical groups at 70.5 grains. Best group .6

To be honest, I had matching groups using the Hornady Superformance loads...which surprised me.
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Re: 7MM Mag & 168 VLDs, any good loads out there?

WORK UP TO THIS LOAD.... your AO and rifle !

71 grains Retumbo
215M Primers
168 VLD's
3040 fps here at 4650 asl...

5 shot group. Factory Rem. Sendero
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Old 07-04-2011, 10:11 AM
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Re: 7MM Mag & 168 VLDs, any good loads out there?

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WORK UP TO THIS LOAD.... your AO and rifle !

71 grains Retumbo
215M Primers
168 VLD's
3040 fps here at 4650 asl...

5 shot group. Factory Rem. Sendero
How far off the lands are you Sendero man?
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