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7-08 and VLD's

 
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Old 12-19-2013, 11:20 AM
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7-08 and VLD's

Anyone using the VLD out of a 7mm-08 and hows it working?
I was given a box of 140 gr and was wondering what to do with them?

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Old 12-19-2013, 06:28 PM
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Re: 7-08 and VLD's

I'm using 140 vld hunting bullets in my 7-08 with RL17 powder . it shoots good groups with about 3075 FPS velocity , and low extreme spread.
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Old 12-19-2013, 06:53 PM
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Re: 7-08 and VLD's

Wow...that's some pretty good velocity. What's your barrel length?
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Old 12-19-2013, 07:58 PM
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Re: 7-08 and VLD's

24 inch barrel length .
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Old 12-19-2013, 09:29 PM
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Re: 7-08 and VLD's

Umm wow, I have never heard of anyone getting that much speed out of a 7 08. That is crazy fast. My 6.5 x 284 wont even do that. Impressive

I am testing 140 vld hunting in a 7 08 right now and so far it shoot tight groups with a couple different powders. I am going to have it finished soon I think,but it shoots well. I am guessing 2750 fps.
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Re: 7-08 and VLD's

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Umm wow, I have never heard of anyone getting that much speed out of a 7 08. That is crazy fast. My 6.5 x 284 wont even do that. Impressive

I am testing 140 vld hunting in a 7 08 right now and so far it shoot tight groups with a couple different powders. I am going to have it finished soon I think,but it shoots well. I am guessing 2750 fps.


what powders are you using ? without looking I'm guessing that 2750 FPS is about the min powder load for RL17 with a Berger 140 VLD .
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Old 12-20-2013, 09:17 AM
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Re: 7-08 and VLD's

Max loads of superformance and IMR 4064.

Looking at Hodgdons site the fastest powder they list is H4350 at 2868. My guess is they used a 24" Brux barrel as well.

You have gotten 200 FPS faster than the fastest powder they list. Hats off to you. My 6.5 is also faster than what is listed on their website by a good margin, but the 284 case holds a lot more powder and handles a lot of CUP so to see a speed that much faster out of smaller case and equal weight bullet and shorter barrel is sweet.

I will need to test drop and chrono the loads, but I am pretty sure I am under 2800.
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