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Old 02-07-2014, 03:31 PM
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Re: best twist for 7mm 08 using heavier bullets

I put a criterion on mine 26 inch 1in9 twist 7-08 light varmint it shoots the 162 Amax and 168 bergers well with h 4350
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Old 02-07-2014, 09:09 PM
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Re: best twist for 7mm 08 using heavier bullets

that was gonna be my next question what powders seem to work best with the 162gn A-MAX? this is the bullet I was planning to shoot for long range steel, I'm thinking a 25'' barrel with a SureFire MB and a Stockade P. Dog stock properly bedded
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Re: best twist for 7mm 08 using heavier bullets

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that was gonna be my next question what powders seem to work best with the 162gn A-MAX? this is the bullet I was planning to shoot for long range steel, I'm thinking a 25'' barrel with a SureFire MB and a Stockade P. Dog stock properly bedded
If you can find it...Hodgdon Varget. I use it in all my .308-derrived calibers (7mm-08, .308, .22-250, etc...). But right now it is VERY hard to find. I ise it for my .308 Win and my 7mm-08, but I have a fair stash of it, and don't shoot my calibers that use it, like I used to, because it's so hard to find. Once it gets back to normal, then I'll be buying up a couple jugs (8lb) at a time of my commonly used powders so I'll have a great stash for anymore hard times that may arise (God forbid, I can't handle this overpriced, powder & bullet dry-spell crap again).
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Re: best twist for 7mm 08 using heavier bullets

well brother I'm in luck then I just happen to have 24lbs of Varget on hand and 16lbs of H4895 and 8lbs of H322 I'm gonna be looking at another Brux barrel for this build with a 1in9 twist 25'' anybody see anything wrong with my set up I'm wanting to run? please feel free to speak your mind here I hate to throw away money! I'm new to the 7mm08 but not to the 308win,
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Re: best twist for 7mm 08 using heavier bullets

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thank you guys for the reply's so the 1in9 is good for the 150 to 180gn pills now what's a good barrel length 24'' 26''?any recommendations on a barrel manufacture? what about Bartlein barrels and how many grooves 3,4,5,6?
You will gain approx. 30'/sec per inch of barrel with that cartridge. I have a bartlein 5R in 30 caliber that I like. My favorite barrel is a 4 groove Kreiger on my 30/375 S.I........Rich
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Re: best twist for 7mm 08 using heavier bullets

I was wondering also if their is a better grove for this caliber and twist? {7mm08} I just put a Brux 4 grove 1 in10 twist in my 308win build, I'm not real familiar with the bores in the 7mm's and their twists so I'm hoping to learn all I can before I start this rifle build, I think for me the 7mm08 will fill a few gaps between the 223rem and the 308win and with the better BC of the 7mm I my give up the 223rem in a bolt rifle, just a thought
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