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Old 06-24-2011, 08:41 PM
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Savage 111 Long Range Hunter 7mm

Savage 111 Long Range Hunter 7mm going to be working up load for new gun.
going to be shooting 162A-Max with probably H1000...looking for a starting point...will work up my own loads, but interested in anyone elses pet loads?
also anyones opinion on this gun in the 7mm
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Old 06-24-2011, 09:12 PM
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Re: Savage 111 Long Range Hunter 7mm

7mm what? 7wsm? 7RemMag? 7RUM?

162Amax is a great 7mm bullet. If you're shooting a large capacity cartridge, consider the 180VLD.

For load data, check here:

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Old 06-24-2011, 09:16 PM
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Re: Savage 111 Long Range Hunter 7mm

That model only comes in 7 rem mag straight out of the box
have seen plenty on the 308 and 6.5 model but not the 7mm
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Re: Savage 111 Long Range Hunter 7mm

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That model only comes in 7 rem mag straight out of the box
have seen plenty on the 308 and 6.5 model but not the 7mm

7mag has enough case capacity to push the 180VLDs. If you have a 1:9 twist barrel, I would encourage you to give them a try.
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Re: Savage 111 Long Range Hunter 7mm

stick with the 162 amax in a 7 RM, it gives up NOTHING to the berger 180. 7 RM doesn't push a 180 fast enough to gain anything in the cartridge with that bullet weight, save the 180s for an STW or RUM.

You are definately headed in the right direction with your soon to be set up.

My pet load for my 7 RM with a 162g amax was 68g of H1000, win case, Fed215s, OAL of 3.450", 2950fps, 1/4-1/2 MOA inside 600 and held 1 MOA at 1K for a factory sporter 700 BDL custom deluxe, prone w/bipod, not to shabby I'd say.

61g RL22 also shot very well but was a bit slower at 2850-2900fps. I also wanted to switch to a Hodgon extreme powder, it turned out to be a good decision in my rifle.
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Old 06-25-2011, 07:20 AM
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Re: Savage 111 Long Range Hunter 7mm

Thanks, am using the extreme powders because I live in wyoming,, it's nothing to have a 40 deg morning and a 100 degree afternoon, P-Dog shooting.

Have heard/read nothing but good about the A-Max 162. Am hoping this Savage likes them. I'm also thinking of trying them in Daughter's 7mm-08
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Re: Savage 111 Long Range Hunter 7mm

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stick with the 162 amax in a 7 RM, it gives up NOTHING to the berger 180. 7 RM doesn't push a 180 fast enough to gain anything in the cartridge with that bullet weight, save the 180s for an STW or RUM.

That's funny! Pay not attention.

Berger 180 G1 .659 Tested
Berger 168 G1 .613 Tested
A-max 162 G1 .599 Tested

BC is king.

Here is the run down for what I shoot.

Gap 7WSM 65g H1000 Berger 180 Vld's 2975Fps 26 inch barrel. 1012 yard dope. 22.1 MOA 1922Fps, Energy 1478

Savage 7mm Rem Mag 72g Retumbo 3220 fps Berger 168 Vld's 1012 yards dope. 18.6 MOA, 2053 Fps, Energy 1573

A-max 7mm Rem Mag 162 2950fps 1012 yards 23.9 MOA 1795 fps, Energy 1159

Here are the guns in action


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