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Reloading the 7mm RM 168gr Berger's NEED HELP please

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Reloading the 7mm RM 168gr Berger's NEED HELP please

reloading the 7mm RM 168gr Berger's NEED HELP


I haven't started reloading yet, I will be using a Tikka T3 24inch tube
I got these charges of random forums and would like some one to confirm that they are all safe and good to use.

I would to know your best load and any thing els that can help wit accuracy


how dose this look
Returbo/AR 2225

- 69gr
- 71.5gr
- 72gr

H-1000/AR 2217

-69gr
-70gr
-70.7gr
-73gr

thanks.
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    Re: Reloading the 7mm RM 168gr Berger's NEED HELP please

    73 grains of H1000 seems to be well on the high side. Be careful with that.
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    Re: Reloading the 7mm RM 168gr Berger's NEED HELP please

    Your H1000 should run a grain or two lower than the Retumbo.
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    Re: Reloading the 7mm RM 168gr Berger's NEED HELP please

    70.4gr of H1000 with the 168gr Classic Hunter was max in my rifle. 73gr would require a mallet or cheater bar to lift the bolt
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    Re: Reloading the 7mm RM 168gr Berger's NEED HELP please

    ok thanks every one. I will start low.
    which powder is better or work for you the retumbo/AR2225 or the H1000/AR2217?
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    Re: Reloading the 7mm RM 168gr Berger's NEED HELP please

    I've used RL19, RL22, and H1000. My powder of choice is now H1000. It seems to be more consistant and stable with temperature swings.
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    Re: Reloading the 7mm RM 168gr Berger's NEED HELP please

    I use 73g retumbo that gives a velocity of 3160 with the 168s.
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