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7 mm mag /180grain berger

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Unread 07-21-2014, 08:43 PM
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7 mm mag /180grain berger

saw a article in shooting times where john burns shot a elk at 1000 plus yds using a stif load and 180 berger bullets.any thoughts on his stif load/says it is hitting 2950 fps or so.
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    Unread 07-21-2014, 09:00 PM
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    Re: 7 mm mag /180grain berger

    I believe he used a touch over max load of retumbo in a 7mag with a long throat and 28" barrel, but Ive been wrong before.
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    Re: 7 mm mag /180grain berger

    I'm not surprised because I can get over 2,900 ft/sec with the 180 Berger from my 7WSM with a 24" bbl. Sorry I can't help with the Rem mag data you're looking for.
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    Re: 7 mm mag /180grain berger

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    saw a article in shooting times where john burns shot a elk at 1000 plus yds using a stif load and 180 berger bullets.any thoughts on his stif load/says it is hitting 2950 fps or so.
    gary b
    Not surprising. The 180 VLD and 7RM combo has proven to be extremely effective, however, I would expect a max+ load of Retumbo and a 28" bbl to run at least 3000 fps. My max 180 VLD/Retumbo load runs 3030-3060 fps depending on powder lot. My max 180 VLD/RL33 load runs well past 3100 fps.
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    Re: 7 mm mag /180grain berger

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    Not surprising. The 180 VLD and 7RM combo has proven to be extremely effective, however, I would expect a max load of Retumbo and a 28" bbl to run at least 3000 fps. My max 180 VLD/Retumbo load runs 3030-3060 fps depending on powder lot.
    If I may ask, would you mind sharing those load recipes? I have a 28" Pac-Nor, sendero conture on my mod 700 rem 7 mag! Looking for a good load for the 175-180's. Thanks

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    Re: 7 mm mag /180grain berger

    I've also got a pound of RL-33 that I've been wanting to try.

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    Re: 7 mm mag /180grain berger

    I push 168's out of a 26" barrel at 3,115 with a slightly higher than max charge of 7828 SSC. So, I'm pretty sure I can push 180's around 3,000 without really straining too hard.
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