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Old 06-16-2004, 04:39 PM
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Re: 162gr A-max / H4831SC loads?

Thanks McIntosh,

Nice to know I seem to have chosen the right bullet/powder combo. I'll try out the Lee dies for now and maybe consider the match dies when I have some extra cash (the wife is already frowning).

I know all rifles should be treated separately with regard to "maximum" and "optimum" loads, but just out of curiosity, what did you find were the most accurate and maximum loads in your rifle?
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Old 06-22-2004, 12:50 PM
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Re: 162gr A-max / H4831SC loads?

Scol,

I get better results w/ R22 when using the 160-162 grners.

W/ 66 grns of R22 I get 3100 fps out of a 24" tube. W/ 66 grns of H4831 I get 3030 fps. The R22 gives me around half inch groups at 100 and the H4831 usually gives about a 1.25" group. My 7mm Mag doesn't like the H4831 but, yours may love it.

Good Luck!

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Old 06-25-2006, 09:31 PM
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Re: 162gr A-max / H4831SC loads?

Boy I sure am glad I found you guys. Seems like there is an aweful lot of knowledge & experienece piled up in one place. L learnedto handload many years ago while competing in Silohuette shooting with 14" pistols. I started again 7 years ago when I began making an annual elk hunt in Colorado. I've been reloading 7mm Rem mags for a friend and myself and had pretty good luck with 61g of IMR 4350 160g BTSP Sierra. I think we've killed 5 elk with that load. I was shooting a Winchester model 70 22" barrel. I've just bought a used Browning A-Bolt II Stalker in great condition. I think the barrel is 24" but it has a boss screwed on it. My question is what effect will the longer barrel and BOSS have on my loads. I was considering changeing to a Hornady 162g BTSP A-Max. Can someone help me? Any proven loads for this bullet in your library?
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Old 06-26-2006, 02:36 PM
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Re: 162gr A-max / H4831SC loads?

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Thanks McIntosh,<P>Nice to know I seem to have chosen the right bullet/powder combo. I'll try out the Lee dies for now and maybe consider the match dies when I have some extra cash (the wife is already frowning).<P>I know all rifles should be treated separately with regard to "maximum" and "optimum" loads, but just out of curiosity, what did you find were the most accurate and maximum loads in your rifle?

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No worries on the lee dies, you will have better results with the collet dies than the bushing dies if you aren't going to turn... even then, the results are comprable. Order a couple of extra mandrels from Lee. Just tell the lady that answers the phone that you want an undersized mandrel for the 7mmREM mag... they are $5 each. After you get them, polish them to the desired diameter if you decide you want more neck tension... just like swapping a bushing... only cheaper.

All id add would be a redding body die. $20 After your first loading, neck size, and bump the shoulder after each firing and you will do well. Also, you might measure the differance in headspace dimension from your chamber to your brass. if its more than .015" or so, you might want to consider COW fireforming with a false shoulder before the first shot. Your brass life will be nuch better, with no worries of headseperations. Its a cake operation, and definately worth it.

Ill echo the comments above. You've got the right powder picked for this bullet/cartridge combo.
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