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SAAMI Hybrid Hunting, 7mm 168gr

 
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Old 08-28-2012, 06:11 PM
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Re: SAAMI Hybrid Hunting, 7mm 168gr

Joe,

What chambering? 7 Rem mag?

I just began loading this new bullet in a 284 win. The SA Ruger has a 3.070" magazine. I am working with 3.005" OAL and kissing the rifling. Used RL-17, and moly on the bullets. 23" barrel velocities worked up to highest charge with no pressure signs of 57 grs for vel of 3080. Most accurate load was 1 MOA at 100 yds with 56.5 grs vel 3030. Next session will try deeper seating depths.
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Old 08-28-2012, 07:13 PM
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Re: SAAMI Hybrid Hunting, 7mm 168gr

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Joe,

What chambering? 7 Rem mag?

I just began loading this new bullet in a 284 win. The SA Ruger has a 3.070" magazine. I am working with 3.005" OAL and kissing the rifling. Used RL-17, and moly on the bullets. 23" barrel velocities worked up to highest charge with no pressure signs of 57 grs for vel of 3080. Most accurate load was 1 MOA at 100 yds with 56.5 grs vel 3030. Next session will try deeper seating depths.

yup 7mag, I was tickled to find hybrids so soon, with how these are supposed to be designed I might eve be able to use my magazine again
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Old 08-28-2012, 09:42 PM
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Re: SAAMI Hybrid Hunting, 7mm 168gr

I got some of the 6mm's. From what I can tell they do not have the compound ogive. I did not have any way to physically measure them, however when looking at them compared to a 105gr. 6mm VLD they defenitely have a smaller radius on the ogive. It looked to me to be very close to the 90gr. Scenars.

With that said, I shot them out of a stock .243 win. Rem 700. The barrel doesn't float and it is not pillared or glass beded. Still with 44.7 gr. IMR 4350 at 400 yds. it put 4 shots into a 1.5x3 inch group. I think that some of the horizontal was from the wind gusting from 3-10 and changing directions alot, and I'm not that good at reading it! So, I would say that they do shoot pretty well!

Anyways, I was curious if anyone has compared the ogives of these as I did with some other bullets?
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Old 08-28-2012, 09:54 PM
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Re: SAAMI Hybrid Hunting, 7mm 168gr

I did also but just looking, the 7mm 168s list a g7bc of 0.309, thought that was kinda high but knowing who designed, and tested them I just took it on faith
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Old 08-29-2012, 08:23 AM
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Re: SAAMI Hybrid Hunting, 7mm 168gr

Seen this post the other day immediately ordered a box, shot them in my HS Precision STW that has a clip, built a few and used same load that i had with my vld's and went from 1 moa to well under a half moa looks like a great additon for us, thanks again Berger for another great product, cant wait to test them on game
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Old 08-29-2012, 07:01 PM
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Re: SAAMI Hybrid Hunting, 7mm 168gr

I just cant wait for the 180 and 195 7mm hybrid hunting bullets. My 8 twist 7lrm could really use these.
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Re: SAAMI Hybrid Hunting, 7mm 168gr

Joe,

What kind of MV's were you getting with the 7 mag and what length barrel and twist. I have a Hart 26", 9 twist. Never could get the standard VLD's to shoot, but I hear that the Hybrids are not as finicky. Sounds like your loads are spot on.

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