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7MM Rem Mag, H4350, and 154gr SST's starting point?

 
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Old 04-29-2013, 08:14 PM
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7MM Rem Mag, H4350, and 154gr SST's starting point?

I am looking for a good starting point for a 7mag using H4350 and 154gr hornady SST. I have loaded up 5 so far with 58gr of H4350 and CCI mag primers, but have not shot it yet. am i on the right track on this one or should I pull them and start over. I would appreciate all of your thoughts in this matter.

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Old 04-30-2013, 05:57 AM
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Re: 7MM Rem Mag, H4350, and 154gr SST's starting point?

H-4350 will work, but not as good as other powders. 58 gns of H-4350 has a case filing ratio of 87-88%. A slower powder would be better. Quickload is showing about 50,000 psi. RL-22 worked well in a friends 7mm Rem Mag.
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Old 04-30-2013, 09:21 PM
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Re: 7MM Rem Mag, H4350, and 154gr SST's starting point?

Thanks for the reply, I'm still kinda new to the reloading thing so please bear with me. At 87-88% fill with 58gr of H4350 I have some room to go up a little bit for more speed possibly correct? I do have some RL19 as well, what are your thoughts on that?
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Re: 7MM Rem Mag, H4350, and 154gr SST's starting point?

A general but not hard fast rule is to have case capacity at 95-100%. This typically gives best accuracy. A slower powder will probally improve velocity and accuracy.
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Re: 7MM Rem Mag, H4350, and 154gr SST's starting point?

Ok, I now have some results of my loads.

*NOTE* Speeds are based on factory ammo posted velocity on cheap federal box of 3110fps with 150gr hot cores hitting at the same height as hand loaded ammo on average @ 100yds.

58gr loads did pretty good with .960" 5 shot group at about 3000fps

59grn of h4350 yielded a 3 shot group of .4660" at again about 3000fps

60gr opened up enough that i did not even want to measure it...lol

so that having been said i believe the winner is the 59gr load of H4350 with the 154gr Hornady SST's should make a decent Elk round within reasonable distances, don't y'all think?
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Re: 7MM Rem Mag, H4350, and 154gr SST's starting point?

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Ok, I now have some results of my loads.

*NOTE* Speeds are based on factory ammo posted velocity on cheap federal box of 3110fps with 150gr hot cores hitting at the same height as hand loaded ammo on average @ 100yds.

58gr loads did pretty good with .960" 5 shot group at about 3000fps

59grn of h4350 yielded a 3 shot group of .4660" at again about 3000fps

60gr opened up enough that i did not even want to measure it...lol

so that having been said i believe the winner is the 59gr load of H4350 with the 154gr Hornady SST's should make a decent Elk round within reasonable distances, don't y'all think?
yes,but try 58.5 may tighten even more my old load now im shooting H-1000 68 grn. 150 sierra match king
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Old 06-13-2013, 09:47 AM
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Re: 7MM Rem Mag, H4350, and 154gr SST's starting point?

Some of my measurements:

150 gr Ballistic tip moly 3.4" 66 gr H4350
3259 fps
3375 fps
3333 fps


Work up
Hodgdon web site:
162 gr HDY SPBT H4350 3.290" 58.0 gr 2799 fps 49,400 CUP

My work up H4350 162 gr interlock moly 3.34"
62.8 gr ok difficult primer insertion
65 gr ok difficult primer insertion
66. 5 gr ok difficult primer insertion
67.0 gr ok difficult primer insertion
67.5 gr easier primer insertion ...end work up


What does it all mean?
Backing off 4% powder charge from highest long brass life load would be 64.3 gr which is 11% higher than max published load.

There are white lies, lies, damn lies, and then there is 7mmRM published load data.
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