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.