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7mm Rem Mag and 180 Berger

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Unread 09-14-2011, 09:33 AM
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7mm Rem Mag and 180 Berger

Hi Guys,
Looking for a decent place to start with this one. Gun is not finished yet, but need to pick up some components.

Barrel is going to finish about 30".

What would be a good temperature stable powder to start with? Any recommendations on primers? Cases will be Winchester because that is what I have.

Thanks!
Denny
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    Re: 7mm Rem Mag and 180 Berger

    I had real good luck with Retumbo when I was shooting the 180 Berger Hybrids in my old 7 mag. I loaded right at the max Berger recomends using Fed 215 primers and win brass.
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    Unread 09-14-2011, 05:35 PM
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    Re: 7mm Rem Mag and 180 Berger

    Might want to look at H1000 as well. The Win LR or LRM primers have been real good for me. I usually prefer the regular LR primers.


    Gary
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    Re: 7mm Rem Mag and 180 Berger

    Thanks!
    Do you guys remember what kind of velocities you were getting? Also, do you have a starting point for these powders? You can pm me of you don't want to post it.

    Thanks!
    Denny
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    Re: 7mm Rem Mag and 180 Berger

    i used a max load 70.2gr of h1000 in mine. velocity was 2920fps in a 26" lilja at 3000ft. great accuracy but horrible case life. im goin to try switching to retumbo and lower the charge to 69.5-70gr. to see how this works. FYI 71.5 was a hot retumbo load for my rifle. start lower obviously.

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