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Old 09-13-2012, 10:30 PM
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Re: SAAMI Hybrid Hunting, 7mm 168gr

haven't chrono'd em yet I have Douglass premium finished out at 26 1/2" 10 twist.

300yrd drop seems to suggest I'm in the neighborhood of 2900 - 2950ish. I'm going to try jumping them 0.060 and 0.080 first, if they'll do it I can load to magazine length, that would be cool
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Old 09-14-2012, 05:48 AM
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Re: SAAMI Hybrid Hunting, 7mm 168gr

Joe did you finalize your 7 Rem mag load with these new hybrids? I may have missed it but what powder were you using? I am going to help a friend make a load with his 7 Rem mag and these hybrids.

I finalized the 284 load. Seated the bullets deeper in .005" increments. It liked .025" off the rifling. This new bullet came out at just the right time. My supply of 160 accubonds was just about gone.

To the readers here, did you know that there will be another style of hunting hybrid? These first ones are called classic (SAMMI) hunting hybrids. The others will be called elite hunting hybrids, they will be longer and will have a higher BC similar to the target hybrids. Don't know if they will offer a 168 or not.
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Old 09-14-2012, 06:55 AM
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Re: SAAMI Hybrid Hunting, 7mm 168gr

I won't be able to get out to the range till sunday to try out the longer jumps. Right now I'm 0.020 off the lands it's holding 1/2" at 200 and less than 3/4 at 300, which is as good as I can do. I'm using 71gr of H1000 no pressures, no dia increase on the case head, 72gr and primers start to flatten.
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Old 09-14-2012, 07:04 AM
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Re: SAAMI Hybrid Hunting, 7mm 168gr

Thanks for the data Joe
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Old 09-14-2012, 02:47 PM
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Re: SAAMI Hybrid Hunting, 7mm 168gr

Thanks for the update Joe. I hope to find a box on my next trip down to South Carolina. I have 2 boxes of the Berger 180's, maybe I can trade someone for some 168's.

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Old 09-18-2012, 12:14 PM
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Re: SAAMI Hybrid Hunting, 7mm 168gr

0.080 off the lands 1/2" measured outside to outside at 200 for 5 shots. I think I'm just gonna leave that alone for a while and see what it does over the long term, hell even if it opens up to 1/2moa I will still be tickled, since it gave me my magazine back. Oh and I shot those prone from the magazine not loaded 1 at a time.
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Old 10-08-2012, 04:52 PM
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Re: SAAMI Hybrid Hunting, 7mm 168gr

After several trips to the range confirming drops. I've consistently gotten MOA or better out of this load, even with shifty winds it's still stayed MOA which to me says a lot since I'm not the most proficient at doping the wind, and the vertical spread is consistently (always) way under 1/2 MOA. So far I've been able to keep 1st round hits within 1/2 MOA of target center. I'm thinkin it's a winner
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