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Old 02-13-2014, 07:13 PM
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Re: max effective range for 7mm-08

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Every book I read tells me that I should be getting 2850, but for some reason I only get 2640 on the chrono.
Varget & Sierra game kings.
I have tried reloader 19, but I don't get any accuracy.
What barrel length do you have? The books most likely are shooting longer barrels.
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Re: max effective range for 7mm-08

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A lot of the books, and other forums are saying they are getting that velocity with a 24" tube.
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A lot of the books, and other forums are saying they are getting that velocity with a 24" tube.
Certain rifles are just slower than others because of chambers and barrels mostly. Brass can also make a difference as well as the primer. Bullets with smaller bearing surfaces are also faster because the rifling grabs less of it which equals less friction. It could be any of these factors, being 2" shorter than their barrels also doesn't help either.
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Re: max effective range for 7mm-08

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A lot of the books, and other forums are saying they are getting that velocity with a 24" tube.
Have you seen this thread?

RL-17 in a 7mm-08
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Re: max effective range for 7mm-08

I'm going to be using Re 17 or Power Pro or n550. These should yield higher velocities than varget.
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Re: max effective range for 7mm-08

Must be the gun. I use 42 grains of varget, any more than that and my accuracy goes away.
I'm happy with the load anyways, and have the gun figured out to 600 yards.
A little more speed might be a nice addition, but it's so hard to find powder, I'll stick with varget.
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Re: max effective range for 7mm-08

what rifle & twist ?
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