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Old 09-06-2012, 05:51 AM
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7mm rem mag & 162gr AMax

I've been Nosler PT guy, and love 65gr H4831 behind 160grPT. I'm interested in AMax162 gr for LR. What are your pet loads for the AMax? If possible, I'd like to stick to H4831 because I've got lots of it. I know there are tons of information, but would like to hear latest, despite H4831 being old.
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Re: 7mm rem mag & 162gr AMax

Load for a moly coated 162 A-max and 7 Rem mag. 72 grs of Retumbo for 2975 fps from 24" barrel.

If you cannot get the A-max to shoot there is now what I consider a great alternative, the 168 Berger Hybrid hunting bullet. BC is .604. Midway stocks them. The box says classic hunter and I understand there will eventually be a higher BC hybrid hunting bullet called the elite hunter.

Midway's product name:

Berger SAAMI Hybrid Hunting Bullets 284 Caliber, 7mm (284 Diameter) 168 Grain Hollow Point Boat Tail Box of 100 Product #: 145477 Status: Available
$44.99

Link to Midway: Search results for: rifle bullets

I just worked up a load with this bullet in a 284 win and finding an accurate load was very easy. The hybrid really is seating depth friendly. FYI this 284 would not shoot the 162 A-max.
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Re: 7mm rem mag & 162gr AMax

mine likes 73 grain of h1000 for 3072fps. never tried 4831 might it might like it.
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Re: 7mm rem mag & 162gr AMax

I am pushing the 162 Amax with 71.7 gr of Retumbo. The load is accurate to 1000 yards and is moving about 2950 out of an old 700-ADL, 24" in an XLR Chassis. My only complaint on the Amax is the stores don't keep them in stock.
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Old 09-07-2012, 01:23 AM
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Re: 7mm rem mag & 162gr AMax

Thanks for all replies to my post. While not about H4831, I sincerely appreciate your help. I'll have to try H1000 which I have some.
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Re: 7mm rem mag & 162gr AMax

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Load for a moly coated 162 A-max and 7 Rem mag. 72 grs of Retumbo for 2975 fps from 24" barrel.

If you cannot get the A-max to shoot there is now what I consider a great alternative, the 168 Berger Hybrid hunting bullet. BC is .604. Midway stocks them. The box says classic hunter and I understand there will eventually be a higher BC hybrid hunting bullet called the elite hunter.

Midway's product name:

Berger SAAMI Hybrid Hunting Bullets 284 Caliber, 7mm (284 Diameter) 168 Grain Hollow Point Boat Tail Box of 100 Product #: 145477 Status: Available
$44.99

Link to Midway: Search results for: rifle bullets

I just worked up a load with this bullet in a 284 win and finding an accurate load was very easy. The hybrid really is seating depth friendly. FYI this 284 would not shoot the 162 A-max.
I have a box of Amaxs all sorted out and never even loaded 1 , The 168gr classic hunter is very easy to load though, I wouldn't recommend doing much of your load testing at 100yrds though.
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Re: 7mm rem mag & 162gr AMax

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I've been Nosler PT guy, and love 65gr H4831 behind 160grPT. I'm interested in AMax162 gr for LR. What are your pet loads for the AMax? If possible, I'd like to stick to H4831 because I've got lots of it. I know there are tons of information, but would like to hear latest, despite H4831 being old.
I'd say from what you've said you've answered your own question. If you are already using 65 grain h4831 with a 160 there's no reason to re-invent the wheel. I'd back off a few grains and run a ladder to top pressure with it. Find the sweet spot and let her fly. You may have to tweak the distance to the lands a bit after you find the charge it likes best, but you already know a lot about what your rifle will do.
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