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7-08 and VLD's

 
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Old 12-20-2013, 12:30 PM
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Re: 7-08 and VLD's

I have three 7mm-08's . in my 22 inch bbl tikka I'm using 43 grains of IMR4064 with a 139 BTSP hornady . I'm getting just shy of 2800 FPS , if I remember right .

I've never played with the superformance powders . if you have RL17 give it a try , I think it's the stuff for a 7mm-08 with 140 bullets .
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Old 12-20-2013, 03:47 PM
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Re: 7-08 and VLD's

Can't find that powder anywhere around here. I will keep looking though.

At 41g 4064 I was seeing some cratering and extractor mark. Thought I might try up to 42 to see what it looks like.

50 grs Super was about the limit as well with more extractor and more cratering. 49 was good.

I didn't chrono that day. I was just tinkering with a few loads to find max and shot some paper to see the results for giggles.
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Old 12-20-2013, 05:58 PM
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Re: 7-08 and VLD's

if your seeing extractor marks at 41 gr , I don't think I'd try 42 grains . I made a reduced load for a axis in 308 for a young shooter . I was impressed with how well it shot .

this is my 43 grain IMR4064 with a 139BTSP . I was checking bullet drop at 300 yds .








tikka @ 200



the top three spots are my remington . RL17 powder with a 140 Berger VLD hunting @200yds . left 48.0 gr . center 48.5 gr . right 49.0 gr





49.0 target .

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Old 12-23-2013, 11:02 AM
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Re: 7-08 and VLD's

so what about the VLD's anyone?
I guess its more developement time.
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Old 12-23-2013, 04:12 PM
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Re: 7-08 and VLD's

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so what about the VLD's anyone?
I guess its more developement time.


RL 17 and a 140 vld . shoots well for me . less than an inch at 200 yards .
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Old 12-23-2013, 04:39 PM
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Re: 7-08 and VLD's

In my 7x57 I'm loading the 168 gr VLDs, pretty much one ragged hole at 100 yds.
Have not shot past that yet or chronyed this load.
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