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Old 05-10-2012, 05:33 AM
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Re: 7 Rem 168 VLD suggestion

Yes sir. 72gr. H-1000 in my 7mm Rem Mag. 162 BTHP 3100 FPS. It has a rather long throat. It has no sighns of pressure and could prolly put more powder in but with only 24" barrel it dosent gain much. My buddy built a 7 mag and used the same reamer and i beleive his load is 72gr. of retumbo with a 180 berger 3078fps.

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Old 05-10-2012, 09:04 AM
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Re: 7 Rem 168 VLD suggestion

The rifle in question has a SAAMI spec chamber. would I be better off ( simpler ) to use accubonds and AMAX's?
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Old 05-10-2012, 09:44 AM
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The rifle in question has a SAAMI spec chamber. would I be better off ( simpler ) to use accubonds and AMAX's?
Berger's are fine, and will perform fantastically. H1000 and Retumbo work really well.

I have custom chamber with a long throat, but they both work well in a SAAMI chamber too.

My accuracy loads in my 28" tube for the 168 are 70.7 grains of H1000 with a CCI 250 in WW brass touching the lands for 3040 fps.

The next one is 71.8 grains of Retumbo with a Fed 215 in Win brass at 3100 fps.

For the 180's my H1000 load is 68.8 grains with a CCI 250 for 2930 fps.

For retumbo and a 180, my absolute max is 70 grains with a Fed 215 for 3065 fps. This load is too hot. The brass doesn't hold up, but it is a laser.

I don't know if the powders are hotter than lots before, but if I tried to stuff 72.0 grains of Retumbo with a 180, or 72.0 grains of H1000 under a 168 my action might just lock up.
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Old 05-10-2012, 01:37 PM
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HUUUUM! Where did you get that idea from?????
You and about 3 other guys that shoot the H1000 Thanks to all!

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Yes sir. 72gr. H-1000 in my 7mm Rem Mag. 162 BTHP 3100 FPS. It has a rather long throat. It has no sighns of pressure and could prolly put more powder in but with only 24" barrel it dosent gain much. My buddy built a 7 mag and used the same reamer and i beleive his load is 72gr. of retumbo with a 180 berger 3078fps.
Wow! We are only getting 3200 out of the 7stw with 168s! Thats using 78 grains of H1000, and its to hot. I have sticky bolt. 77 will probally be our charge.
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