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Load opinions for 7mm mag

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Re: Load opinions for 7mm mag

some of my loads

64g RL22 and 168 berger seated .80 thou off the lands
68g Ret and 180 Berger seated .10 off the lands
69g H1000 and 162g Amax seated .10 off the lands
I've used several differnet Barnes bullets and they like it .5 off the lands. Of course those insanely expensive MRX bullets shot the best.

All of these loads are have given me .5MOA performance. Just not all the time. that is the trick.

I had a similar gun. I'd get a better trigger. I like Jewell.
Make sure you really scrub that barrel between breakin in shots. 65+ grains of powder will really dirty up a barrel.
I had problems with the HS precision stock and the action. I had to bed it because the action rubbed against the stock more than I liked.

I've spent about 10m just reloading for the same caliber. I've made plenty of mistakes but learned a ton.

Good things. The new RCBS dies do pretty well. Imperial sizing wax is the bomb. Don't bother turning the necks.

Dumb things I've done. Some recently
Annealing cases by hand holding them with a leather glove. The heat wasn't a problem but un even heating messed up the brass.
Too much neck turning decreased neck tension if you don't have a bushing type die.
Make sure the action screws and scope stays strong. Loose screws will screw up a day at the range.
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