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Unread 07-31-2009, 12:02 PM
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Load opinions for 7mm mag

Getting ready to break in my Sendero 7mm mag. Anyone have any opinions on a good load(s) to start with? I'll be zeroing at 200 yards.
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    Re: Load opinions for 7mm mag

    I use the 162gr A-max and 160gr Accubond with RL-22 and couldn't be happier with their performance (always sub 1/2moa, sometimes sub 1/4moa)

    I use Norma brass and Fed 9 1/2 (non magnum) primers.

    I load both bullets to around 3000fps or just a touch faster (my rifle has a 24" barrel, you'll get a touch more velocity from the Sendero 26"er).

    RL-22 is a proven performer in the 7mm Rem Mag.

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    I thought I would be smart, save some money and break my new 7 mag. in with some cheap remington core-lokts, BIG mistake, these bullets foul like no tomorrow. Once I switched to accubonds and bergers, problem was solved.

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    I shot 150gn Ballistic Tips ahead of 67gns of RL22 and BR2's in the first 7Mag Sendero that I had. Now I use 63.5gn of IMR4350 and 9.5M's behind the 150 NBT in my 700P. JohnnyK.
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    Re: Load opinions for 7mm mag

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    Originally Posted by AJ Peacock View Post
    I use the 162gr A-max and 160gr Accubond with RL-22 and couldn't be happier with their performance (always sub 1/2moa, sometimes sub 1/4moa)...

    RL-22 is a proven performer in the 7mm Rem Mag.

    AJ
    Do you find RL 22 to be temperature sensitive ? I do. Cold weather hunting turned my 1/2 inch groups into 2.5 inch groups.
    In my 7mm Rem Mag I am using RL 19 and Magnum for testing now.

    H 4831 seems to be very temp. stable also. But I can't get the velocity over 3100 without sacrificing accuracy.


    Currently I am trying a ladder of 70 to 72 grains of Magnum with Horn 154 over CCI- 200.
    I'll let you know how it works out.



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    Do you find RL 22 to be temperature sensitive ? I do. Cold weather hunting turned my 1/2 inch groups into 2.5 inch groups.
    In my 7mm Rem Mag I am using RL 19 and Magnum for testing now.

    H 4831 seems to be very temp. stable also. But I can't get the velocity over 3100 without sacrificing accuracy.


    Currently I am trying a ladder of 70 to 72 grains of Magnum with Horn 154 over CCI- 200.
    I'll let you know how it works out.



    JM .02

    Never noticed a change in group size, however, I haven't specifically tested for it.

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    Re: Load opinions for 7mm mag

    [quote=AJ Peacock;300062]I use the 162gr A-max and 160gr Accubond with RL-22 and couldn't be happier with their performance (always sub 1/2moa, sometimes sub 1/4moa)

    I use Norma brass and Fed 9 1/2 (non magnum) primers.

    I load both bullets to around 3000fps or just a touch faster (my rifle has a 24" barrel, you'll get a touch more velocity from the Sendero 26"er).

    RL-22 is a proven performer in the 7mm Rem Mag.

    AJ[/quote

    100% X2 this load always works for me, very accurate
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