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7mm Rem mag load advice, updated

 
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Old 04-27-2009, 09:11 PM
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7mm Rem mag load advice, updated

My rebarrel job is supposed to be done this week. It's a Model 70 with a 26" Shilen Barrel, fluted number 5 contour. 1:9 twist

I have:

180 gr Bergers,
168 gr Bergers
160 gr Accubonds
Lots of H-1000
Lots of Retumbo
A little RL22
A little RL25
Lapua brass
CCI 250's

I'd like to load the Bergers to pack along incase I have the opportunity to take a long shot and have the Accubonds in the magazine for the closer stuff.

I found a thread stating RL22 and the Accubonds are a good mix. What about the Bergers? Just looking for a good starting point. Are the 180's going to be too heavy?

Thank you in advance.

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Old 04-27-2009, 10:10 PM
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Re: 7mm Rem mag load advice

RL-25 70grs gave me the speed and acuuracy with the 160 accubonds,3070fps with a Fed215 primer, accuracy was oustanding at 200 yards I got quite a few sub half inch groups when conditions were right!! Rl-22 gave me very good accuracy but the speed was 100fps slower and over book max in charge weight! And this is a 26inch Sauer 202 hunting rifle not a heavy barreled target gun.
Elmer
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Old 04-28-2009, 04:32 AM
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Re: 7mm Rem mag load advice

with1t/9" berger 180rgs are the best if you have long freebore;i shot with my 7rem only bergers 168grs because my barrel is 1t / 9"1/4.
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Old 04-28-2009, 05:56 PM
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Re: 7mm Rem mag load advice

Thanks for the replies so far. I may try and pick up some more RL25 for the Accubonds.
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Old 04-28-2009, 10:23 PM
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Re: 7mm Rem mag load advice

my laredo did not have a break. it kicked too much with the 180's. i have had good results with re22 re19 h-4831. i would carry one weight/type bullet when hunting
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Old 04-28-2009, 10:44 PM
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Re: 7mm Rem mag load advice

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RL-25 70grs gave me the speed and acuuracy with the 160 accubonds,3070fps with a Fed215 primer, accuracy was oustanding at 200 yards I got quite a few sub half inch groups when conditions were right!! Rl-22 gave me very good accuracy but the speed was 100fps slower and over book max in charge weight! And this is a 26inch Sauer 202 hunting rifle not a heavy barreled target gun.
Elmer

I found the same thing. I shoot the exact same load. 70gr. of RL 25, 160 AB, Fed. 215. Shoots great. I get a little less velocity though. 3000 fps right on when averaged out.
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Old 04-29-2009, 07:27 AM
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I found the same thing. I shoot the exact same load. 70gr. of RL 25, 160 AB, Fed. 215. Shoots great. I get a little less velocity though. 3000 fps right on when averaged out.
I switched primers and tried the Br cci and that brought my speed downto 3022 avg of 7 shots and accuracy was just as good, but I could not get the speed thatI got with RL-25 with any of the other powders i tried which were, H-100, Rl-22 and IMR 7828. Rl-25 was the ticket and without pressure signs.
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