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7/08 barrel help

 
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Old 01-16-2013, 04:35 AM
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7/08 barrel help

I have stock remington LSS 700 mtn rifle in 7/08 that the wife really likes but I can't get the velocities to the point where I am happy. I would like feel comfortable out to 400 yds but am dissapointed in the speeds using 120 & 140 tsx / ttsx & 150 SII's. ( using RL-15 & H4350 )

Thinking the best option may be to rebarrel. Any suggestions on brand, & in the main group of the three or four mfgs is there much difference?
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:40 PM
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Re: 7/08 barrel help

What velocity are you looking for? I load for a 7/08 with a 22 inch barrel and have been able to reach 2875 ft/sec with 139 BTSP Hornady bullets, using RL-19. My friend shot a nice buck with this load at 310 yards. With the 120 grain TTSX I think I could reach 3000 ft/sec with RL-19 powder out of a 22 inch barrel.

I think a great choice would be RL-17! The Alliant web site shows that you can get 3007 ft/sec with a 130 grain BTSP bullet and 48.5 grains of RL-17 with a 24 inch barrel.
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Old 01-17-2013, 12:08 AM
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Re: 7/08 barrel help

I agree with your posted speeds. I've been averaging in the 25's with 150 sIIs, 26's using 140s & 28's shooting 120s.
I might try ramshot & varget & try accubonds before writing it off completly.
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