Re: 162 Amax load for 7mm-08?
700, I was just e-mailing Carroll Pilant from Sierra yesterday on the subject of 708 and 150grMKs, he sent me all the load data for the round, so I'd like to pass it on to you if you like, the accuracy load for the 160gr is 39grs. of Viht N140, but 39grs. of Varget would work just as well from my experience with the powder. If you wanted to try the 168MK, accuracy load is again Viht 140 w/38.4grs. again Varget should work just as well with same amount, they're using Federal brass and 210M primers which I'd prefer not to use myself, I use Rem/Win. brass and 91/2 or CCI primers, Mike from Nosler said they got the best results from Win. primers, so I'll give em' a try, too. The A-MAX should be able to accept the same loads as the ones I mentioned, especially the 168MK since the bearing surface is approximatly the same. Right now I'm shooting a 150 Nosler BT in my Rem. S/S HS Precision sporter stock 708 on top of 39.5-40grs of Varget, which I see is right in line with what Sierra is getting with the powder(need to fire some verifying shots to decide which load to go with)and I'm seeing some very promising groups so far with that powder, although I've been contemplating going with an A-MAX or 150-168MK for LR stuff(700yds) I may try some of the VV powder just to see any accuracy difference, I haven't heard nothing bad about VV powders only good. Go for it! Let us all know how they shoot, I'll post my result also. [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img] Jay.