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Unread 03-31-2011, 11:16 PM
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7mm-08 load

I won a new SPS 700 Remington in 7mm-08 I would like to load this gun for my 15 yr. daughter living in California I have to shoot copper bullets.I was thinking 110 gr. barnes tipped flat base just for recoil reasions.Anyload help would be helpful.
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    Unread 04-01-2011, 12:59 AM
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    Re: 7mm-08 load

    1grn below book max,( speer manual is pretty conservative) of Imr 4350 and a 139grn Hornady GMX should do the trick, recoil should be tame, more muzzle rise than anything.
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    Re: 7mm-08 load

    Thanks for the reply.
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    Re: 7mm-08 load

    A very good recipe is ( winchester brass, 139grn GMX, 48grns Imr 4350, CCI BR2 primers or Fed 210s, and a 2.825" OAL) will end up around 2850fps depending on barrel length and recoil will be similar to a heavy load in a 243.
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    Re: 7mm-08 load

    Try a load of 41 grns. of IMR 4064 with a 140 grn. bullet. I live in Calif. also so you must be hunting in the Condor zone? Try a 140 grn. Berger Hunting VLD. with a regular primer CCI,Wolf,WLR etc. Winchester brass. This load is very accurate and wotks well in two 7mm-08's that I load for especially my wifes as she harvested a nice whitetail with this load.

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    Re: 7mm-08 load

    Berger Hunting vlds have a lead core, he's limited to GMXs, E tips, and barnes.
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    Re: 7mm-08 load

    Yes you are correct as I was just giving an example for him but any 140 grn. bullet this load should work and perhaps a little tweaking . The whole state isn't lead free just where the Condor lives which is about 2/3 down south by Fort Hunter Ligget , everywhere else you can use the bullet of your choice hense 140 grn. Bergers.

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