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Old 05-04-2003, 01:00 PM
 
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7mm Magnum loads

I am awaiting my Savage AccuTrigger 7mm Remington Magnum. I have the dies, etc., and some moly 162 gr. A-Max bullets, as well as some 160 gr. Speer Mag-Tips. I'm thinking the A-Max may be the way to go for deer hunting. I have some IMR 4064 that I use for my 8mm Mauser rifle I used to hunt with. Is this a good powder for the "Big Seven"? If not, what are other choices for 3100 fps loads?

What are your best LR 7mm Mag loads?
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Old 05-04-2003, 01:55 PM
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Re: 7mm Magnum loads

troll, I'd go with H1000, RETUMBO, IMR or H4831, 4064 isn't even in the reloading manual for the '7'. The max for H4831 is 64grs, IMR4831 is 63grs. 73.5grs is max for RETUMBO and H1000 max is 70grs. H1000 and RETUMBO will give you more velocity and may give good accuracy also. Save the 4064 for a 308Win. [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img] Jay
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Old 05-04-2003, 02:07 PM
 
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Re: 7mm Magnum loads

Thanks for the help. I think I will check out and see what is available locally tommorow.
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Old 05-04-2003, 02:47 PM
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Re: 7mm Magnum loads

now you may get somewhere if you have not pissed off everybody.
I like reloader 25 71 grs with the bullet touching the lands in a big 7 sendero.
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Old 05-04-2003, 09:13 PM
 
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I am hoping the longer barrel of the Savage (26") will help boost the ballistics of the 7mm Remington. I read I can expect an increase of up to 50 fps per inch of barrel on a 7mm. That would be great. Some reloading manuals list 160's @ 3100 fps with a 24" barrel. I would be happy to reach 3100 fps w/ my 26" tube. Hope the rifle shows soon, this nice weather has got me itching to do some shooting! Has anybody tested for speed a 24 inch versus a 26 inch barrel in a 7mm Magnum? What do you think would the results would be? I like the fact that the Savage 112BVSS has a fluted barrel, so it don't overheat as fast. I don't want to cook the barrel on this baby!
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Old 05-04-2003, 10:56 PM
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Re: 7mm Magnum loads

You can also do a search for 7mm mag and it will give you serval post that you can check out.
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Re: 7mm Magnum loads

quick note on overheating the barrel as well- even though its fluted, you shouldnt have to worry about it at all really, especially while trying loads at the range. as the barrel heats up, its going to change your POI, so to ensure everything stays consistant, let the barrel cool a few minutes between shots. what i do is shoot one, walk down range and mark the shot, then go back and check the barrel before shooting again. not that i really need to check the shot every time, but walking 100 yards down and back gives the barrel a few minutes to cool and me something to do while i wait. if you shoot too fast in between, its going to throw your shots- mine usually happening in a rising string at about 45*. yes, it takes a while to try loads out, but shooting fast does you no good anyway.

see how much better this is when you act civilized? you might start shooting halfway decent after all....

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