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7mm Rem Mag and 154 gr Interbond

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Unread 07-30-2009, 11:55 AM
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7mm Rem Mag and 154 gr Interbond

I'm tryin to get a new hunting load together for the upcoming season. I want to try the hornady interbond because it has a good bc and I've used them before in a .270 with great results on deer. Anyone have any load information for me? I will be using nosler brass and fed 215 primers. Not sure which powder yet. I need a good accurate load because if need be I can shoot out to 650 yards where I hunt.
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    Unread 07-30-2009, 12:41 PM
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    Re: 7mm Rem Mag and 154 gr Interbond

    I'd use RL-22 and load it to around 3100fps (24" barrel).

    Second choice would be H-4831sc, loaded to around 3050 (24" barrel).

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    Definately give RL-22 a consideration. Its all I use in my 7 RM with 140s-180's. Very good accuracy and velocity with around 8 bullets tried so far.

    150's are about the only bullet weight I haven't tried in my 7 RM. I was thinking of shooting the 154g SST myself and start with RL-22 of course.

    IMR-7828 is another good powder to try. Gives very good velocity in most cases. H-1000 and H4831 are good powders as well.
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    Re: 7mm Rem Mag and 154 gr Interbond

    Ok whats my max and min load of powder? This will be my first reloading attempt lol.
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    Re: 7mm Rem Mag and 154 gr Interbond

    Get a good manual or 2 and shoot everything over a chronograph.

    Start around 64gr RL-22 and work your way up slowly to around 3100fps or until you find a great load or see pressure signs.

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    Re: 7mm Rem Mag and 154 gr Interbond

    I tried Hornady Interbonds about 3-4 years ago. 139 grain 7mm. About 20% of the bullets had crooked plastic tips. When I rolled the bullets across the counter top, the plastic tips would wobble around the longitudinal axis of the bullets. I sent the unused ones back to Hornady and they sent me another box of bullets. There was another 20 crooked tipped bullets in that box. A couple of the tips were loose and when a co-worker handled one, the plastic tip fell out in his hand.

    I showed my crooked tips to two other co-workers and they looked through bullets in two boxes of 30 caliber interbonds they had. Brought them to work to show me that theirs had crooked tips also.

    We all quit using them after that. I did shoot a 1 1/2 year old bull moose with one of the 139 gr 7mms. The bullet performed well and brought the moose down quickly. For longer range use, I just couldn't get comfortable with the crooked-tipped interbonds. I don't see how they could do anything to enhance the accuracy of the bullets. I stuck with Nosler Accubonds and I've never seen crooked tips with the Noslers - either their BTs or ABs.

    Whether or not Hornady has figured out how to set the plastic tips in their bullets concentrically or not, I don't know. The fact that they sent me out a replacement box of bullets with just as many crooked tips as the original box didn't speak well for the seriousness of their quality control. Maybe the crooked tips don't matter on the targets. But I'm not willing to burn up a barrel trying to figure it out.
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    Yeah I've read some reviews about that happening on the interbonds and its got me wondering about them. I thought about using the accubonds but the interbond had a better bc. I've also thought about using the Speer 145 gr spitzer because it had a bc of .505 which is better than a 140 accubond and gameking.
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