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Old 10-08-2012, 06:32 PM
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Re: SAAMI Hybrid Hunting, 7mm 168gr

Joe,

I finalized my friend's 7 Rem Mag load. Used 72.5 gr of Retumbo with 168 Berger Classic hybrid hunting bullets. Vel 3115. Shoots 1/2 MOA.
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Old 10-08-2012, 06:42 PM
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Re: SAAMI Hybrid Hunting, 7mm 168gr

what did you get for SD and ES?
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Old 10-08-2012, 09:40 PM
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Re: SAAMI Hybrid Hunting, 7mm 168gr

Sorry Joe didn't bother to even look. My friend is a coues wt hunter who rarely shoots over 250 yds. He had just built the rifle and I suggested he try the 168 hybrid. I suppose for a full blown rifle looney like yourself it might be unbelieveable that I would shoot across a chronograph and not record the ES and SD.

My friend who shoots 1000 yds sure does. If I can get a rifle to shoot 1/2 MOA or better for hunting I feel I am going to do fine. So far this has worked out well for me. I an NOT a LR hunter like many here. I have taken a few deer and elk out to 550 or so over the years. I do test my rifles out to 500M and test for comeups and note group size. I have rejected a few loads or rifles as incapable too.
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Old 10-08-2012, 09:57 PM
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Re: SAAMI Hybrid Hunting, 7mm 168gr

I don't chrony my loads that much. It means I have to shoot more to generate the needed data for dope cards (oh no's the horror), but I've had the same rifles for so long now that I pretty well know what to expect from a given combo well enough that I can get to within a min or 2 just walking it out at known yardages.

For example I tried out the 95gr Classic hunter in my 243, and tried Kirby's load development. This my round count from the first round fired of load development, settling on a load and getting sighted in for that load to checking drops. Round #18 first round hit on a 10"gong at 50, #20 1st round hit on a 6" gong at 600, #21 I blew it with the wind and cut the cable holding the 500yrd gong. That was today as well, I have to admit it was entertaining watching through the scope as the right side of the gong fall.
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Joe
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Old 10-08-2012, 10:05 PM
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Re: SAAMI Hybrid Hunting, 7mm 168gr

AZShooter

What length barrel are you using to get MV's at 3115? Is that the Chrony reading or actual bullet drop chart? That's smoking!!
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Old 10-09-2012, 11:30 AM
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Re: SAAMI Hybrid Hunting, 7mm 168gr

Just got back from a little fact finding on the berger Classic hunting hybrid, I like them alot to say the least!! 168gn out of a stw at 3068fps
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Old 10-09-2012, 11:51 AM
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Re: SAAMI Hybrid Hunting, 7mm 168gr

friggin awesome
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