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Unread 07-08-2004, 01:25 PM
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Re: Bullet weight and type for Rem 7mm mag

I have been loading for my 700 since 1975 and I have finely ended up using a 150gr Barnes "x" (moly coated) for my all around load.

The load is;
67.5 of RL-22
Vel. - 3100+
(note; the throat of barrel is lengthen out .090's)

Normal groups run around 1/2" @100 for 3 shots
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    Re: Bullet weight and type for Rem 7mm mag

    I have recently changed to the 160gr Nosler Accubond. This bullet might be a little more than you really need, but it would surely get the job done. I was looking for a more accurate load that I could use for long range practice and hunting to about 700yrds. In the limited testing I have done I have seen 3 shot groups as small as 1" at 300yrds. I'm shooting a Rem 700 Classic in 7mm Rem Mag, sorted Winchester brass, 66.3 gr of IMR7828, 160 Nosler Accubond, Fed215 primer, and an OAL of 3.460". I haven't cronographed it but I could if you are interested. Hope this helps.

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    Re: Bullet weight and type for Rem 7mm mag

    I'd suggest the new 175 MK from Sierra- got an inside source from them and it's doing really good!
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    Unread 07-08-2004, 11:30 PM
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    Bullet weight and type for Rem 7mm mag

    I just picked up a factory Remington 700 BDL in 7mm mag. I believe the twist rate is 9 1/4. What is a good weight bullet and type to reload? I am looking for accuracy. Only hunting deer and hogs to 300 yds. Maybe longer if lucky. Also, any test loads would be appreciated. Thanks.
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    Unread 07-09-2004, 07:15 AM
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    Re: Bullet weight and type for Rem 7mm mag

    cbaker,

    My best load for the rifle mentioned has been 66 grains of R22 under Sierra 160 grn BTSPs. MV = 3100 fps

    Good Luck!

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    Unread 07-10-2004, 10:37 AM
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    Re: Bullet weight and type for Rem 7mm mag

    I have been using the 150gr Nosler Ballistic Tip in front of 67grs of RL22 and CCI BR2's for year's and never had a whitetail complain yet. They usually lay right down and wait for me to get to them. I have tried the 150gr Scirocco with the same powder/primer but not as accurate. I'm sure it could be with a little "tinkering". The Swift is a tad longer than the Nosler. Good luck. Johnny K.
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