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Unread 03-21-2010, 08:36 AM
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7mm-08

Looking for some loads for longe range paper punching with the 162 amax or the 168 berger vld.

Short range load 600 yards or less with a lighter bullet with a flatter trajectory for tactical matches.

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    Unread 03-21-2010, 08:43 AM
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    Re: 7mm-08

    I run the 140 ballistic-tips over 42 grains of Varget w/BR-2 primers in a Browning A-bolt. Can't help with the the 162's or heavier as that when I use my 7 Mag.
    I have also used WW760 powder with the lighter bullets with good results. Just use a mag primer.
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    Re: 7mm-08

    The two powders I prefer are IMR 4007, and RL-17. My load with 4007 is for my chamber which is throated long for the 162 A-max. 44.0 grains, BR-2 primer, rem brass. This load is not max in my rifle but you should work up. I attain 2750 with a hotter load that worked well out to 1,000 yds. RL-17 gave the velocity but not the accuracy.(I haven't spent too much time with this powder yet) my bullets were jammed but other people get good results with a 25-30 thousands jump. On 6mmbr.com there is cartridge guide just for the 7mm's. Lots of good info.
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    Unread 03-21-2010, 03:59 PM
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    Re: 7mm-08

    I had great results with the A-max and H4350.

    Joe
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    Unread 03-21-2010, 04:06 PM
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    Re: 7mm-08

    How many grains?
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    Unread 03-21-2010, 04:27 PM
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    Re: 7mm-08

    I've been toying with Re 17 and the 162 gr Amax recently. I got up to 45.5 grs and groups were starting to tighten up nicely. Not a hint of any pressure signs and velocity was in the 2680 range out of a 23" barrel.

    Have a test loaded up from 46 to 48 grs in .3 gr increments, but it just to sloppy out to get to where I shoot. As a foot note, 48 grs is a pretty compressed load of Re 17, crunches pretty good when you seat the bullet but doesn't push the bullet back out even after sitting around for a few weeks.

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    Unread 03-21-2010, 08:15 PM
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    Re: 7mm-08

    It was the Hodgdon manual max. I was getting 100 fps over max velocity with very mild pressure signs. Start 10% low and work up in your rifle,

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