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Unread 03-17-2004, 06:47 PM
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7mm wsm Best powder?

looking for some advice on what powder and bullets to load for my 7mm wsm.
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    Re: 7mm wsm Best powder?

    I think the powder you use should be chosen based on the bullet weight and the length of the barrel you have.

    What bullet and barrel length are you planning on using?
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    Re: 7mm wsm Best powder?

    24" inch barrel. Im not sure which bullet weight to go with, what would be good for long range (600 yards or so)?
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    Re: 7mm wsm Best powder?

    Thanks. Thats some shooting man! 6 bull elk? Anyway ill try that. Ill most use it for whitetails here in Pa, and wont be shooting more than 600 yards or so, so that will be plenty for deer [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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    Re: 7mm wsm Best powder?

    Hope no one thinks I shot 6 bulls. I set the rifle up for Ray and he let other hunters use it. His clients take about 150 bulls a year so there is plenty of oppourtunity.

    I did shoot 2 bulls this year, one at Ray's( #900 for him in the past 6 years)one here in Wyoming and was in on 9 others.
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    Re: 7mm wsm Best powder?

    Where in the heck is a town with the name of Meeteetse, Wyoming? That's almost as bad as Oshkosh!
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    Re: 7mm wsm Best powder?

    I have had excellent results with Retumbo and the 150 gr Swift Scirroco in the 7mm RSAUM.

    69.0 gr of Retumbo gave 2975 fps @80 deg temp in a 24" barrel. SHould be an OK place to start since you have a little more case with the Winchester version.

    Gave great terminal results on 6 bull elk out to 750 yds this year at Ray Milligan's outfit in New Mexico.

    He used it on a bull at 1064 yds and the bullet performance was not great. He got the bull but said he would not try it at that range again.
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