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Powder for 7 RUM and 180 gr. Berger VLD

 
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Old 09-23-2011, 12:01 PM
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Powder for 7 RUM and 180 gr. Berger VLD

I've got a Remington Sendero in 7mm RUM on the way. I'm going to shoot the Berger 180 gr. VLD Hunting bullet in my reloads. What would be the best powder for this combination? And what kind of velocities are you getting with your loads with specific loads? Thanks for the info. Components are to expensive to do much experimenting.
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Old 09-23-2011, 12:14 PM
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Re: Powder for 7 RUM and 180 gr. Berger VLD

H-1000 works very well for me in the 7mm-300 wm's I have built with 180 Bergers in a 9 twist 26 1/2" ~ 28 1/2" tube.

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Old 09-23-2011, 04:07 PM
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Re: Powder for 7 RUM and 180 gr. Berger VLD

How about H4831SC? I've been having good luck with it loading a 190 gr VLD in a 300 WM.
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Old 09-23-2011, 07:38 PM
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Re: Powder for 7 RUM and 180 gr. Berger VLD

Retumbo has been really good in my ultra. my load peaks out at 3300 with a 30" tube but found that lowering the charge down to where i was running 3250 brass was lasting longer and it shot better. 92gns @3250
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Re: Powder for 7 RUM and 180 gr. Berger VLD

I'll second Retumbo, 91.5grs out of a 28.5" barrel = 3200+fps.

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Re: Powder for 7 RUM and 180 gr. Berger VLD

I 've used RL25 with good accuracy but recently switched to Retumbo for the supposedly better temp stability. I get 3160 fps with 87 grains retumbo from 26" tube. oh yea using fed 215 primer
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