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7mm Remington Magnum ?

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Unread 01-11-2007, 12:03 PM
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7mm Remington Magnum ?

I was just interested in finding out. What are your favorite
Whitetail Deer handloads are in the 7mm Remington Magnum cartridge... (Not necessarily long range loads) Thanks!
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Unread 01-11-2007, 12:15 PM
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Re: 7mm Remington Magnum ?

120 Barnes XBT
72 grs RL-22
Cant rember COL

Doing this from top of my head...but bullet powder and wieght are 100%.

Took alot of work, but it will .6 at 300 from a factory LSS.
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Unread 01-11-2007, 12:17 PM
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Re: 7mm Remington Magnum ?

I have 3 so far worked up in my Rem 700 BDL 7 RM. I always liked the 140g NBT at 3250fps. Fast, flat, and accurate. The load is as follows, 68.5g RL-22, R-P case, Fed 215, OAL 3.350" Velocity is 3250fps, average 3 shot group at 100 yards is .4" 3 shot group at 400 yards was 2". I wouldn't hesitate to use this load on any mule deer I'll ever squeeze the trigger on from 50-800 yards. There is better LR bullets and these are my next 2 loads with those bullets. The 162g AMAX load is 61g RL-22, W-W case, Fed 215, OAL is 3.440". Velocity is 2900, accuracy is .3"-.4" 3 shot groups at 100 yards. 5 shot group was .7" The next bullet I used on my mule deer this year at 618 yards with no qualms what so ever was the 168g VLD. This is consisted around 63g RL-22, R-P case, Fed 215M, OAL is 3.450". Accuracy is below .5" at 100 yards, and is quite accurate around .5-.75 MOA to 800 yards. Velocity is 2950fps. I have a couple other loads that shoot ok, but there still in the process of becoming a good load. You'll also notice most loads used are with RL-22. Not so much of a bad thing untill you go to buy another pound of powder. I hope to find equally as good loads with the above bullets with either H4831sc, or H1000 for better temp sensitivity and lot to lot variation.
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Unread 01-12-2007, 02:06 AM
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Re: 7mm Remington Magnum ?

My favorite load was a 140 gr Ballistic tip loaded to 3400 fps with Rl-22.

That said, it has been years since I used that rifle. Now adays, I would look at the 169.5 gr ULD RBBT from WIldcat bullet. I have not taken any game with this bullet but I have used the same weight in the 270 version and have been amazed with its performance.

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Unread 01-12-2007, 09:07 AM
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Re: 7mm Remington Magnum ?


I've currently got a .284 9 twist 28" blank on its way for my custom (long action) rifle and I'm torn between 7mm WSM and 7mm Rem Mag. We only have one 7WSM reamer here in Finland and it's a 7mm/300WSM wildcat with a long throat (+3" COL) and tight neck (requires neck turning) and I'd much rather have a standard Rem Mag than a benchrest special. I'll be reloading in either caliber but I like to keep things simple. No moly, no weighing bullets, just a precise dose of powder, plug it with a VLD and go.

Is 168gr Berger VLD @ 3100+fps doable on the Rem Mag, provided the finished barrel is at least 26" ? How about 180gr @ 2915+ ? Safe? I know it should be doable on 7-300WSM using Vihtavuori N560 but I haven't been able to find equivalent Rem Mag loads.
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Unread 01-12-2007, 10:38 AM
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Re: 7mm Remington Magnum ?


In one of my 7mmRMs, I easily get 3100fps with a 168VLD via 64.5grns of RL19 and a 28" tube. My other 7mmRM sends 180 VLDs down range witha MV of 2975 via 63grns of RL22 and 28" tube.
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Unread 01-12-2007, 09:23 PM
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Re: 7mm Remington Magnum ?

Ive got a box of those loaded too!
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