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7mm-08 and H380 powder

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Unread 03-16-2012, 10:51 PM
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Re: 7mm-08 and H380 powder

Drummer Boy,
Thanks for the valuable information I really appreciate your knowledge. I will give varget and H414 a whirl. I've loaded Imr 4350 and RL 19 that was compressed but they didn't group that well at all but I was using cci 200's not the mag primers. That totoly makes sense. Thanks!!!!!!!!
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    Unread 03-16-2012, 11:51 PM
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    Re: 7mm-08 and H380 powder

    No problems, any time. the Varget gets the 120gn Barnes TSX going at around 3100fps and they are absolutely devastating on hogs. North end shots generally exit from the south end and they look as they have been struck by lightning.
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    Unread 03-17-2012, 06:17 AM
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    Re: 7mm-08 and H380 powder

    I have 7mm-08's both short 20" and 21" in length. I used H-414, IMR-4064, WW-760, and Big Game recently. I have used H-380 but it does have pressure issues at the top when temps rose above 65 deg for me.

    @42.0 grains of Varget under most 140's works well just have to adjust overall length if magazine allows.

    I really like Big Game or WW-760 w/CCI mag primers under the 145 Speer Hot-Core for a woods load.

    Varget, BR-2's and the 120 TTSX is great load too.

    Great round, learn to anneal necks and keep trim to length if not change your brass out after 3-4 firings or you will get neck cracking if running top loads.
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    Unread 04-20-2012, 04:25 PM
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    Re: 7mm-08 and H380 powder


    You don't mention what twist and brand of rifle you are using.

    I have two Remington 7mm 08's a. 1 is for hunting with a 1 in 9.25 twist that loves 150 accubonds propelled by IMR 4895 velocity 2700 fps

    My competiton rifles 1 in 9 " twist heavy SHILEN barrel that luvs H414 followed by Varget
    I shoot 162 AMAX , 168 Sierra Match and 175 grain Sierra Match out to 1,000 yds velocities 2600 to 2700 fps avg

    All 3 powders shoot super clean. H380 is like dirty diesel fuel and I could never ever get the groups closer than 2 " at 100 yds

    Hope this helps
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