Originally Posted by stonepony
I have recently had a 7mm 08 built with a krieger 1-9 twist barrel. What weight bullets are reccomended for this twist and caliber? Will this shoot the light bullets ok? I know it likes the heavier bullets (168 bergers) well because they are shooting around 5-6 inch groups out to 800 yards, but was really wanting to shoot the 120 BT's at some whitetails. Havent had much luck with them yet. I have been using varget and imr4350. Any help is appreciated.
I have been trying to get the Varget to work because it is an extreme powder but it still can't
match my best load. This is the best I have found but please work up to it. ( It is not dangerous
but it is hot).
120 gr ballistic tip, cci br2 primer,49.5grains of H414 for a velocity of 3010 ft/sec. in a 1 in 9 Lilja .
The best group to date with this load was .053" @ 100 yards.
Out of 5 or 6 7/08s that I know of this has been the best load for all of them.
I have tried going down as low as 47 grs and as high as 51 grs but the 49.5 is the best.
The reason I have tried to get the varget to work is that in 100o + temps the velocity will
go as high as 3150 ft/sec (Very Hot).
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